August 13, 2012 — Asian frequency products manufacturer Hong Kong X’tals Ltd, part of the Kolinker Group, has acquired a 40% shareholding in IQD FOQ GmbH, the specialist OCXO manufacturing division of IQD, for an undisclosed sum.
IQD FOQ (previously FOQ Piezo Technik) offers high-precision crystals and oscillators including specialist clock oscillators, VCXOs, TCXOs and OCXOs. Its modern 1500m2 (16,000ft2) facility based in Bad Rappenau, Germany has a high degree of automation allowing for competitive manufacturing costs and flexible delivery lead-times. Processing of both AT- and SC-cut crystals is carried out on-site supported by a class 1000 clean room, in-house PCB design & assembly, and automated test facilities.
Hong Kong X’tals owns four TS16949, ISO9001, OHSAS18001 and IS014000 certified frequency product factories in China and Hong Kong with a total annual production capacity of over 500 million units.
The Kolinker Group makes frequency products test and measurement equipment, with customers at all major crystal manufacturers in Asia Pacific, China, USA and Europe.
“We are delighted to have Hong Kong X’tals as a partner at IQD FOQ; their significant skills and experience in many facets of electronics will add considerable value to our product development projects and manufacturing processes as well as providing a strong sales outlet for our products in Asia,” said Paul Fear, IQD Group MD.
IQD Frequency Products offers a comprehensive frequency product range, from low-cost, commercial-grade product to those used in high-reliability military and professional-grade applications. Full contact details are available on our website at www.iqdfrequencyproducts.com.