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HYPRES A Finmeccanica Company
Elmsford, New York, October 29, 2007
SELEX Communications Partners with Hypres, To Develop An All-Digital
Receiver For Software Radio Applications
State-of-the-Art Hypres receiver will interface with SELEX Communications’ software defined
Elmsford, New York (October 29, 2007)— SELEX Communications, a Finmeccanica company, and
leader in advanced mission-critical communications, navigation and identification solutions that protect
communities and critical national infrastructure, has partnered with Hypres Inc., a leading developer of
superconductor microelectronics (SME) technology, and the Digital RFTM product line, to develop an
All-Digital receiver for the SELEX Communications software defined radio.
The All-Digital receiver will provide high performance, multi-channel wideband reception for the
SELEX Communications software radio being developed.
“This partnership is an exciting beginning to a relationship that will provide both companies with a
compelling infrastructure solution and outstanding market opportunities,” said Maurizio Tucci, CEO of
SELEX Communications. “The combination of Hypres’ direct digitization technology and our software
radio will have a profound impact on the future of wireless communications.”
Since Hypres began delivering All-Digital receiver prototypes—each configured to meet specific
operating requirements—to various U.S. defense sector customers, the company has experienced
ever increasing demand from prime contractors and systems integrators. Hypres has proven that All-
Digital receivers can be designed to directly convert RF signals to digital at virtually any frequency and
bandwidth with performance that exceeds currently fielded satellite and tactical communications,
signals intelligence, electronic warfare, and software defined radio equipment.
“Serving as a technology provider for Finmeccanica and SELEX Communication fits our strategic plan
perfectly and is a great opportunity for Hypres. We appreciate their confidence in our capability and
their recognition of the future impact of Digital RFTM technology” said Richard Hitt, CEO of Hypres.
“This partnership is proof that industry recognizes Digital RFTM has arrived and is uniquely able to
solve the complex RF requirements of an increasingly wireless world.”
SELEX Communications, a Finmeccanica Company, is a global supplier of advanced communications, navigation and identification solutions to protect communities and
critical national infrastructure. A leader in the delivery of network centric communications, SELEX Communications supplies secure, integrated and interoperable
networked solutions for governmental, civil and military applications. With over 100 years of experience and driven by a relentless quest for innovation, the company
develops state-of-the-art communications solutions that meet customer requirements and exceed their expectations.
Headquartered in Italy and with worldwide operations, SELEX Communications employs about 5,000 people. Headquartered in Italy and with worldwide offices and
facilities, SELEX Communications has the global presence to provide its customers with the solutions and support they need - anywhere, anytime.