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Industry Hardware
mobile communications
Founded 2004[1]
Headquarters Sinikalliontie 3B,Espoo,02630,Finland
Key people
Products headsets
Bluetooth products
Website iqua.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. 
  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. 
  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. 
  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. 
  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. 
  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. 
  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. 
  12. "国际消费电子展上新酷产品". dw.com (in Chinese). 8 Jan 2008. 
  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. 
  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. 
  16. "芬兰Iqua 让你的生活更时尚动感". digi.163.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 15 March 2018. 
  17. "Iqua艾克亚推出时尚新潮蓝牙耳机". cctime.com (in Chinese). Retrieved 15 March 2018. 
  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. 
  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. 

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