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Iqua
Private
IndustryHardware
mobile communications
Founded2004[1]
HeadquartersSinikalliontie 3B,Espoo,02630,Finland
Key people
Productsheadsets
Bluetooth products
Websiteiqua.com

Iqua(Chinese: 艾克亚[2])[3][4][5][6][7] is a Finnish private manufacturer of mobile communication wireless accessories,[8][9][10][11][12][13] founded in 2004, based in Espoo, and attached to SAVOX Communications Oy AB, who specializes in Bluetooth products,hands free headsets,and other wireless accessories of mobile communications.[14][15][16]

The company serves customers ranging from athletes to business executives in Finland and internationally,[17]and is known for Iqua SUN,[18]what's more,the product of the company,Iqua BHS-603 SUN,was treated as "the worlds first solar-powered Bluetooth headset".[19][20][21][22][23]

History[edit | edit source]

In 2004, Iqua was co-founded by Jukka Honkanen and Juha Reima in Finland.[24]

In 2006, Iqua dipped its toe in the American market, when it brought a line of Bluetooth accessories to International Consumer Electronics Show.[25]

In 2007, Iqua formally launched a subsidiary, Iqua USA to market its products in the United States. Its first product was solar-charging Bluetooth headset, the Iqua Sun.[25]

In 2008, Iqua's mobile phone accessory products formally entered the Indian market.[26][27]

On 14 October 2009, Savox Communications Oy AB purchased Iqua from Eqvitec Partners Oy, Finnish Industry Investment Limited, and Viking Venture. Since then, Iqua belongs to Savox Group.[1][3][28]

Venture Capital[edit | edit source]

Iqua was sponsored by Venture Capital firms, i.e. Viking Venture(Norway), Eqvitec(Finland) and Finnish Industry Investment[3][29].

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "VC-backed Iqua acquired by the Savox Group". realdeals.eu.com. 13 October 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  2. "IQUA艾克亚让你运动中也能享受音乐". tech.qq.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 15 March 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Iqua Joins Savox Group". Twice. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  4. "芬兰Iqua时尚环保蓝牙耳机震撼上市". elec.it168.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 15 March 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  5. "Iqua推出携带方便、时尚环保的蓝牙耳机". pconline.com.cn (in Chinese). Retrieved 15 March 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  6. "芬兰移动无线设备制造商Iqua推出时尚环保、携带方便的蓝牙耳机". roll.sohu.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 15 March 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  7. "时尚环保蓝牙耳机,Iqua震撼上市". hea.163.com (in Chinese). 10 August 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  8. "European Environmental Innovation Comes to U.S. With Iqua Solar-Powered Bluetooth Headset". callcenterinfo.tmcnet.com (in Chinese). 4 January 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  9. "Iqua,popular in Europe and is known for making stylish,well-made Bluetooth products". CNET. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  10. "Hey, why not? Solar-powered wireless headset to have U.S. debut in January". ZDNet. 9 December 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  11. "芬兰品牌Iqua增强个人与新型移动无线设备的交流". tech.qq.com (in Chinese). 8 October 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  12. "国际消费电子展上新酷产品". dw.com (in Chinese). 8 Jan 2008.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  13. "Small wonders, big on ideas". Livemint. 16 January 2008.
  14. "High-tech training gadgets help users get buff". JoongAng Daily (in Indian). 9 February 2008. Retrieved 4 May 2010.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  15. "Iqua 让你享受更高品质的生活". tech.qq.com (in Chinese). 23 October 2012. Retrieved 15 March 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  16. "芬兰Iqua 让你的生活更时尚动感". digi.163.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 15 March 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  17. "Iqua艾克亚推出时尚新潮蓝牙耳机". cctime.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 15 March 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  18. "Iqua SUN comes to U.S. Shores". TechCrunch. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  19. "Iqua Sun, World's First Solar-Powered Bluetooth Headset". Gizmodo. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  20. "Orange shines on world's first solar-powered Bluetooth headset". The Register. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  21. "World's First Solar-Powered Bluetooth Headset". trendhunter.com. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  22. "Iqua Sun Bluetooth Headset". tech-reviews.co.uk. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  23. "World's First Solar-Powered Bluetooth Headset: Iqua BHS-603 SUN". elitechoice.org. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  24. "IQUA LTD: Private Company Information". Bloomberg. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  25. 25.0 25.1 "Iqua Bringing Solar Headset To U.S." Twice. 16 November 2007. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  26. "Iqua formally launches Bluetooth accessories in India". telecomtiger.com. 28 March 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  27. "Iqua Bluetooth Accessories Unveiled in India". techgadgets.in (in Indian). 9 February 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)
  28. "SAVOX Communications Oy AB". Relationship Science. 4 October 2007. Retrieved 1 March 2018.
  29. "Iqua nosti kakkoskierroksella kaksi miljoonaa". Taloussanomat (in Finnish). 8 December 2006. Retrieved 15 March 2018.CS1 maint: Unrecognized language (link)

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