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Loewe Technology GmbH is a German manufacturer of consumer electronics, with a focus on televisions and audio equipment.
Founded in 1923, Loewe produced radios and televisions before the war. The triple tube found in the Loewe OE333 radio from 1926 is considered as the world's first integrated circuit. In 1931, they presented the world's first fully electronic television at the 8th Berlin Radio Show.
When Hitler came into power, the founder Dr Siegmund Loewe emigrated to the USA and only returned in 1949, having reclaimed possession of the company. In the 1950s, Loewe produced the Optaphon, the first cassette tape recorder, as well as televisions. In 1961, Loewe produced the first European video recorder, the Optacord 500.
After the death of Siegmund Loewe, the Philips group took over the company, and Loewe became specialized in the development and production of televisions. Results included the first portable television, the Optaport, in 1963, as well as the first European stereo television in 1981.
In 1985, the company became private again and continued to manufacture televisions. The company experienced hardships and was for years in bankruptcy. It resumed operation recently.
Besides televisions, which had for decades been the company's focus, Loewe also markets a range of wireless speakers.
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