Synta Technology Corporation of Taiwan
Synta Technology Corporation was founded in Taoyuan, Taiwan around 1980 by mechanical and optical designer Dazhong Shen, (a/k/a David Shen). In 1992 Synta, along with Canadian investors, established the Suzhou Synta Optical Technology Co., Ltd in Suzhou (Jiangsu), China (outside Shanghai) as a manufacturing facility producing telescopes for Celestron and Tasco. In 1999 Synta established the brand Sky-Watcher, with head offices in Richmond, British Columbia, to distribute products in Canada and Europe, and in the late 2000s, to the USA market. In 2005 Synta purchased the struggling US based Celestron, continuing its manufacture of Celestron products and running the US facilities through SW Technology Corporation, Synta's Delaware-based holding company. Synta also distributes under the Acuter name and manufactures products for Orion Telescopes & Binoculars.
- Bloomberg.com - Businessweek - Company Overview of Synta Technology Corporation
- Reuters - press release, Synta Optical Technology and Celestron Announce a New Telescope Supplier in the US. Thu May 22, 2008 7:18pm EDT Archived September 24, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
- prnewswire.com, Celestron Purchased by SW Technology Corporation, a Delaware Company, Affiliate of Synta Technology Corporation - TORRANCE, Calif., April 6 /PRNewswire