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Rakon

Rakon
Company nameRakon Limited
Company typeElectronics Manufacturer
IndustryFrequency Control, Quartz Crystal, Electronics, GPS, Wireless
Founded4 April 1967
Founder(s)Warren Robinson
HeadquartersAuckland, New Zealand
No. of locationsNew Zealand, United Kingdom, France
Area servedGlobal
ProductsTCXO, OCXO, VCXO, Quartz crystal, Crystal oscillator
RevenueNZ$174.3m (April 2008)
Owner(s)Public (NZX: RAK)
EmployeesApproximately 800 (August 2007)

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Rakon Limited (Nzx - RAK) is a New-Zealand-based manufacturer of frequency-timing equipment, primarily quartz crystals and temperature-compensated crystal oscillators (TCXO). Since 1990 Rakon has specialised in supplying frequency-control products to the GPS industry. Rakon considers itself the leading supplier to this market and claims to supply a large percentage of all the frequency-control products used in GPS.

In March 2007, Rakon acquired the frequency-control products division of C-MAC MicroTechnology. This expanded Rakon's product range greatly to include oven-controlled crystal oscillators (OCXO), voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (VCXO), the Pluto ASIC and a range of low performance commodity products.


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