Rakon expanding to meet growth in global data
30 March 2011, Auckland, New Zealand: Technology manufacturer Rakon says the company is continuing to experience significant growth in demand for its products into smart wireless devices (smart phones and tablet PCs) and that it is anticipating that this growth will continue.
Another world first for Rakon!
8 November 2010: New Zealand technology company Rakon has just completed the successful development of the world’s smallest OCXO. Called Mercury, the Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) is the result of four years of research and development and is the brainchild of Rakon’s advanced technology group based in the UK. Rakon CEO Brent Robinson said Rakon’s Mercury product is a world first.
New Zealand Prime Minister visits Rakon
5 November 2010: Prime Minister, Mr John Key visited Rakon's Auckland factory on Friday afternoon. The PM met with Rakon's CEO Brent Robinson and was shown through Rakon's headquarters including its Class 1000 clean room. "We were delighted that Mr Key took up our invitation to visit Rakon and experience a world class operating environment like no other found in New Zealand" said Brent Robinson.
Record sales for Rakon
October 2010: Rakon’s European operations are reporting a record sales quarter to end of September, with the highest volume of shipments recorded in Rakon UK’s history.
Rakon purchased the Frequency Control Products division of CMAC in March 2007 for NZ$58 million. Philip Davies, Business Unit Manager Rakon UK, said the record quarter marked the highest quantity shipped since that company’s formation in 1937 and represents an increase of 300% compared with volume shipped in the quarter immediately following Rakon’s acquisition in 2007.