|Venture Round, 10/2008 |
Ampex Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development and licensing of visual information technology products.
The company operates in two segments, Recorders and Licensing. The Recorders segment primarily engages in the sale and service of data acquisition and instrumentation recorders that record data and images rather than computer information; and mass data storage products consisting of 19-millimeter scanning recorders and robotic library systems, as well as related tape and after-market parts. The Licensing segment involves in the licensing of its intellectual property to manufacturers of consumer digital video products.
Ampex Corporation also holds patents and patent applications covering digital image-processing, data compression, and recording technologies. In addition, it develops and incorporates technology in the design and manufacture of instrumentation recorders primarily for use in defense applications to gather digital images and other data from aircraft, satellites, and submarines, as well as for in flight and sensor test applications.
The company distributes its products directly through its internal sales force, as well as through independent value-added resellers. Ampex Corporation sells its products and services in the United States, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Japan. Ampex Corporation was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.