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Hypercom Corporation
Traded as NYSEHYC
Fate Acquired by Verifone
Founded Australia, (1978 (1978))
Founder George Wallner
Defunct 2011
Headquarters Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Key people
Norman Stout, Chairman; Philippe Tartavull, CEO & President
Products Payment terminals
Website www.hypercom.com

Hypercom was an American company that produces electronic payment processing hardware and software and was acquired by rival VeriFone in 2011.


Hypercom was founded in Australia in 1978.

In 2009 Hypercom co-founded the Secure POS Vendor Alliance, a non-profit organization together with Ingenico and VeriFone, to increase awareness of and improve payment industry security.

On August 4, 2011 a new company, was formed as result of the divestiture of Hypercom European assets with Spain S.A. and Hypercom UK and named Spire Payments.

The remains of Hypercom entered into a merger agreement with VeriFone Systems, Inc. which closed 4 August 2011.[1]

Hypercom USA changed its name to Equinox Payments in 30 September 2011.[citation needed]


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