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AXTAL acquired by Q-Tech Corporation
Effective January 01, 2023, AXTAL GmbH & Co. KG, a German manufacturer offering unique frequency control products with world-class ultra-low phase noise capabilities, founded by Brigitte and Bernd Neubig 20 years ago, was acquired by Q-Tech Corporation, a US-based leading supplier of high-reliability crysal oscillators.
Both companies are technology leaders with an extensive selection of frequency and timing products specifically designed for aerospace, defense, avionics, high-temperature, instrumentation and master clock applications, and maintain a global sales presence throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
The Q-Tech and Axtal product portfolios combined offer the full range of crystal oscillators: from basic clocks (XO) and temperature-compensated (TCXO), to microprocessor-controlled (MCXO) and oven-controlled (OCXO) Quartz oscillators. Both companies also offer additional technologies for complex modules and oscillators with multiple outputs and with optimized performance under vibration.
This acquisition provides satellite manufacturers with a single source of advanced crystal oscillators designed for the entire gamut of space applications from Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) to Deep Space.
“The strategic acquisition of Axtal significantly expands the Q-Tech family of precision clocking devices for mission-critical global applications” said Daniel Moline, Q-Tech’s President and Ron Stephens, Q-Tech’s former President. “The two companies integrate decades of heritage and technology advancements.”
“We are very pleased to have found a buyer in Q-Tech, whose products ideally match those of the previous
Axtal GmbH & Co. KG. This synergy is the basis for a secure future for the Mosbach site” explained former managing director Bernd Neubig.
“Both companies are not just market leaders, but also share a common philosophy. I am very excited to take over the management of AXTAL and help grow the business of the new Q-Tech Family” said Henry Halang, the new Managing Director of Axtal GmbH.