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Icom America's parent company, Icom, Inc., was founded in 1954 by Tokuzo Inoue in Osaka, Japan. Icom Incorporated is a publicly held Japanese corporation; its stock is traded on the Tokyo and Osaka Stock Exchange. Icom, Inc. began as an engineering and manufacturing company in the business of designing, engineering, and manufacturing highly advanced, compact solid-state radio equipment for use in the Amateur industry. The company's product line has since expanded to include communications equipment and products based in the Marine, Avionics and Land Mobile industries.

Icom Inc. has sales offices and branch offices all over the world including Australia, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Spain, Canada and of course the U.S. Icom America is Icom Inc.'s largest subsidiary company and is the U.S. distributor. Icom America was incorporated in October of 1979 and has continued to gain market share in each of its five major divisions: Amateur, Aviation, Land Mobile, Marine and Receivers.

Amateur:
Icom is one of three companies who dominate the worldwide amateur radio market. Currently, Icom enjoys a significant market share position in the amateur business, both worldwide and in the U.S. Currently Icom makes amateur radio products for use in long and short-range communications. Icom also makes advanced technology products allowing worldwide communication relayed through space satellites owned by amateur organizations and manufactures a series of short-wave receivers used for hobby, industrial and government applications.

Aviation:
Icom has introduced aircraft handheld, mobile and base radios for use onboard and in field aviation use. These Icom aviation radios are used as primary ground communication as well as ground to air and backup aircraft communication equipment. Icom introduced the first navigation handheld, which also provides navigation information and direction location information. Icom has a current market share in the 50% range.

Land Mobile:
Icom joined the land mobile industry approximately nine years ago. This icom equipment is used in such areas as fire, public safety activities, as well as security, construction and farming communication. Icom currently supplies the radio system used by the U.S. Army for inter-squad communication known as the Soldier Intercom System.

Receivers:
Icom's communication receivers range from a small, pocketsize handheld to top-of-the-line super wide range receivers like the IC-R9000L. Icom also developed the unique receiver in a box (PCR1000) which turns your PC into a receiver. Icom radios continue to develop and manufacture receivers using new and innovative technology.

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