IQD Group acquires the assets of FOQ Piezo Technik GmbH
Posted: 7th February 2011
The IQD Group, parent company of IQD Frequency Products, has concluded the purchase of the assets (including all designs, technology, intellectual property and knowhow) of FOQ Piezo Technik GmbH. A new company, IQD FOQ GmbH has been formed and is restarting production of FOQ Piezo Technik’s previous product range with immediate effect and so is able to offer full continuity of supply to previous FOQ Piezo Technik customers.
IQD FOQ’s 3,618m2 production facilities in Bad Rappenau near Heilbronn, Germany includes a class 1000 clean room and state-of-the-art production equipment for frequency products. These facilities enable quartz crystals to be manufactured with an ageing rate of <±1 ppm/year for use in the production of VCXOs & TCXOs and <± 30 ppb/year for OCXOs. IQD’s low phase noise, -115 dBc/Hz at 100 Hz and low jitter, <0.9 ps rms, VCXOs have a frequency range of 2.0 to 800MHz and are suitable for UMTS, WCDMA, WiMax, SDH & Sonet telecom applications. The new company’s range of high performance, high stability OCXOs includes models for Stratum 3 applications with total stability over all causes of ±4.6ppm over 15 years.
Commenting upon the deal, Paul Fear, IQD Group’s Managing Director said “This strategic acquisition further enhances our already strong position in the frequency products market. In addition, the opening of an IQD Frequency Products sales office at the IQD FOQ production site will allow delivery of even stronger customer service to our German and central European customers.”
IQD is a recognised market leader in the frequency control market with operations in America, Asia and Europe (UK & Germany) and active customers in over 60 countries.