Universal Electronics to Debut Nevo Butler Smart Home Hub at CES

By CE Pro Editors · January 3, 2019 • UEI Nevo Butler voice control device combined with ‘Works with QuickSet’ program aimed at enabling broad third-party interoperability.

Resideo’s Security, Home-Automation IPO: Comparing REZI, CTRL, ALRM

By Julie Jacobson · October 30, 2018 • After IPO, Honeywell spinoff Resideo (NYSE: REZI) joins Control4 and Alarm.com as the only pure-play, pro-centric security and smart-home stocks. We compare 12 publicly traded competitors.

Universal Electronics (UEI) Grows Home Automation Biz, Acquires Smart Thermostat Maker RCS

By Julie Jacobson · May 4, 2017 • A pioneer in smart thermostats and energy management, RCS Technology is being acquired by Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), the remote-controls giant that is quickly growing its home-automation portfolio. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

UEI’s New ‘Nevo Home’ Extends Device Discovery to Remote Controls and Home Automation

By Julie Jacobson · January 3, 2017 • Remote-controls giant Universal Electronics Inc. (UEIC) is working on Nevo Home, a cloud-based device discovery and home-automation app that could complement Ecolink, the Z-Wave developer acquired last year. (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

Universal Electronics Announces Comcast is the First to Deploy QuickSet Cloud

By CE Pro Editors · December 7, 2016 • Subscribers Will Soon Use Their X1 Remote Control to Connect With Nearly Any Home Entertainment Device

Home-Tech Mergers, Acquisitions, IPOs, Investments, Shakeups, Deals of 2015

By Julie Jacobson · December 29, 2015 • Flextronics picks up Wink, Legrand invests in Netatmo, Alarm.com goes public, Sears acquires WallyHome, Nortek acquires Numera ... and other IoT and A/V mergers, acquisitions and equity events of 2015.

Judge Slaps $4.6M Penalty on UEI for Bad Lawsuits Against URC

By Julie Jacobson · September 9, 2015 • UEI’s patent lawsuits against competitor Universal Remote Control (URC) were so egregious that the Court took the unusual step of assessing attorney’s fees for the defendant.

Universal Electronics to Acquire Ecolink, a Wireless Security, Sensing, and Home Automation Co.

By CE Pro Editors · August 7, 2015 • Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), (NASDAQ:UEIC)) will acquire U.S.-based Ecolink Intelligent Technology, Inc., developer of Z-Wave home automation and wireless security devices.

Court Spanks UEI over ‘Payback’ Lawsuits Against URC

By Julie Jacobson · March 13, 2015 • Universal Electronics Inc. (Nasdaq: UEIC) must pay attorney fees for its vengeful patent lawsuits against remote-control and home automation manufacturer Universal Remote Control (URC).

UEI Guilty of Patent Misuse in Claims Against Universal Remote Control

By Julie Jacobson · May 28, 2014 • Jury dismisses last of four remote control patent-infringement claims filed by UEI against URC; charges UEI with patent misuse and unclean hands.

URC is Crushing UEI in Remote-Control Patent-Infringement Claims

By Julie Jacobson · April 1, 2014 • Three of four patent-infringement claims filed by Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) against Universal Control (URC) have been dismissed in summary judgment.

UEI Sues URC over 9 Alleged Patent Infringements

By Julie Jacobson · July 8, 2013 • Universal Electronics Inc. files more patent-infringement suits against URC for remotely upgradable remote controls, user interfaces, computer programmable remotes, more. URC claims UEI patents not valid. (Julie Jacobson/CE Pro)

UEI Sues URC for Infringing on Remote Control Patents

By Julie Jacobson · March 6, 2012 • Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI) seeks injunction against URC for allegedly infringing on patents for remote-control backlighting, IR macros and selecting IR command sets.

UEI Sues Logitech for Patent Infringement

By Julie Jacobson · July 15, 2011 • Allegedly, Logitech stopped paying licensing fees for certain UEI remote control technologies used in Logitech Revue (Google TV), Harmony iOS/Android apps and other products.

Crestron Hires Former UEI Nevo Exec

By Julie Jacobson · June 10, 2011 • Ami Wright joins Crestron as director of residential market development, after years in the custom business including UEI and Lutron.

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