Synta Technology Corporation of Taiwan

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Synta Technology Corporation of Taiwan (Synta Taiwan), also known as Synta, is a manufacturer of telescopes and optical components headquartered in Taoyuan, Taiwan.[1]


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.[2] 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.[3] Synta also distributes under the Acuter name and manufactures products for Orion Telescopes & Binoculars.