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IQD Frequency Products becomes part of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group

Dec. 14, 2017

Waldenburg, Germany, and Crewkerne, UK. IQD Frequency Products Ltd., based in Crewkerne, UK, and IQD Frequency Products Inc., based in Palm Springs, CA, are now part of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group, thus expanding Würth Elektronik’s existing selection of passive components with a range of quartz crystals and oscillators. IQD is active in over 80 countries. With IQD Frequency Products Ltd, Würth Elektronik eiSos is acquiring a company with a tradition dating back 44 years.

IQD develops, manufactures and markets quartz crystals, oscillators, VCXOs, TCXOs, OCXOs, GPS-synchronized OCXOs, and rubidium oscillators. The company also offers product solutions built to customer’s specifications. IQD’s products are specified by leading manufacturers in the industrial, communications, computing, consumer, automotive, aerospace, and medical industries throughout the world. “With IQD our group has now acquired a highly innovative company with cutting-edge technologies and component solutions which are a logical extension of the range of products we offer,” said Oliver Konz, CEO, Würth Elektronik eiSos Group. “We are particularly pleased that we’re now able to offer valuable extensions for IoT, Wi-Fi, GPS, and 5G applications.”

Colin Smith (group operations director, IQD), Tanja Hochschild (post-merger integration, Würth Elektronik eiSos), Paul Fear (shareholder and owner of sold IQD), Peter Schlechtinger (GM responsible for IQD within Würth Elektronik eiSos), Jennie Bennett (group finance and HR director, IQD), Martin Warrington (director of finance, Würth Elektronik eiSos GB).

“We are constantly seeking to expand our range of services and competences in the area of wireless and frequency control solutions. The acquisition of AMBER Wireless in 2016 was a boost for our activities in the field of radio modules and IQD was our first choice for frequency products,” explains Alexander Gerfer, CTO of the Würth Elektronik eiSos Group.

Paul Fear, former group managing director of IQD, commented, “In our eyes, Würth Elektronik eiSos is the ideal partner for us since we’re both on the same wavelength; the customer comes first! Both companies stand for customer service, support, and the highest possible quality. Supported by Würth Elektronik eiSos’ global sales strength, IQD will be able to continue its growth whilst at the same time expanding its range of innovative product solutions.”

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