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