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.
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.
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.
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.
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.