Rakon Celebrates 50 Year History in Hi-tech Industry
5 April 2017
It was the era of black and white television, The Beatles, and the space race between the US and Russia to the moon. It was the 1960s and on the other side of the world, in his garage in little New Zealand, a man was making crystals to generate radio frequency. That man was Warren Robinson, founder of Rakon. Back then, Warren saw a large gap in the market for crystals and so he decided to make his own. The company became incorporated on 4 April 1967.
Rakon Has Released a New Application Note for Network Synchronisation Timing Requirements
The Application Note outlines synchronisation performance and temperature profile options of quartz crystal based oscillator timing sources for network synchronisation – to satisfy the requirements for stable clocks.
Network equipment of different deployment scenarios such as macro basestations and small cells, or outdoor housed equipment vs indoor equipment, may have the same performance expectations – but different cost targets. Specifically for synchronisation, oscillator performance is key, and very much dependant on the ambient temperature changes. This paper discusses practical temperature profiles, which may be considered for synchronisation performance testing, based on oscillator performances at various cost levels. Synchronisation testing in practical, realistic conditions saves considerable equipment cost by including the right components from the outset.
Appointment of New Directors to the Rakon Board
10 March 2017
The Board of Rakon Limited (NZX:RAK) is pleased to announce the appointment of three new Directors to the Board.
Lorraine Witten – Appointed as Independent Director
Keith Oliver – Appointed as Independent Director
Yin Tang Tseng – Appointed as Director
Allotment of Securities as Siward Investment Completes
15 February 2017
Further to the announcement by Rakon Limited (“Rakon”) on 19 December 2016, Taiwanese company Siward Crystal Technology Co. Limited (“Siward”) has today paid Rakon USD 10 million. In turn, Rakon has allotted to Siward 38,016,681 new ordinary shares and will now move to meet the requirements of a technology license signed by the parties. The allotment gives Siward an after placement stake of 16.6% in the Auckland-headquartered global technology company.