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FoundedParis, France (1924)
HeadquartersParis, France
ProductsTelecommunications service, electronics, communications systems

SAGEM (Société d’Applications Générales de l’Électricité et de la Mécanique, translated as "Company of General Applications of Electricity and Mechanics") was a major French company involved in defense electronics, consumer electronics and communication systems.

In 2005, SAGEM and SNECMA merged to form Safran. Together, the companies focus mainly on aeronautics, defense and security. The communications and mobile telephony businesses were spun off as two independent entities: SAGEMCOM and MobiWire.


A Sagem MW3020

SAGEM was founded in 1925 in Paris by Marcel Môme. At the age of 25, he formed the Société d’Applications Générales de l’Électricité et de la Mécanique, a company specialized in mechanics. Early products included electrical components, power distribution equipment, cameras, projectors and military equipment.

In 1942, following a request from the French Ministry of Telecommunications, SAGEM developed a new communication system: the telex printer. This date marked the company's move towards telecommunications.

In 1961, SAGEM was selected to provide the Inertial Navigation Systems for France's first ballistic missiles, as well as the optical and navigation systems for the first ballistic missile submarines.

In the 1980s and 1990s, SAGEM expanded aggressively into the telecommunications and consumer electronics industries. The defence electronics branch of SAGEM was selected to upgrade the electronic systems of some France-built Mirage aircraft of the Pakistan Air Force, under the ROSE upgrade (Retrofit of Strike Element) program.

SAGEM grouped its business around two activities:

  • A communication branch (SAGEM was ranked second within the French telecommunication equipment providers);
  • A defense and security branch (Sagem Défense Sécurité), which covered three domains:
    • Optronics and defense (imagers, infrared and light-intensifying cameras, sights, periscopes, gyrostabilised pods, cryptology, UAV systems, etc.);
    • Avionics (inertial navigation, civilian and military avionics, guidance and pointing systems);
    • Electronics (electronics, software, circuit boards, control units).

In 2005, SAGEM and SNECMA merged to form SAFRAN.[1] In 2007, SAGEM launched mobiles in India with a tradename "Bleu".[2]

In 2008, the SAGEM group spun off its communications and mobile telephony businesses (known simply as Sagem Mobile) to focus on core company values. Sagem Sécurité merged with Ingenico.[3] The broadband business became SAGEM Communication. The mobile phone business became Sagem Wireless. The identity, bio-metric and transaction business became Safran Morpho. The company's defence electronics business became Safran Sagem.


9xx Series[edit]

  • Sagem 910
  • Sagem 912
  • Sagem 916
  • Sagem 919
  • Sagem 920
  • Sagem 922
  • Sagem 926
  • Sagem 929
  • Sagem 930
  • Sagem 932
  • Sagem 936
  • Sagem 940
  • Sagem 942
  • Sagem 946
  • Sagem 949
  • Sagem 950
  • Sagem 952
  • Sagem 956
  • Sagem 959

my100Phone Series[edit]

  • Sagem my100X
  • Sagem my101X
  • Sagem my150X

my200Phone Series[edit]

  • Sagem my200C
  • Sagem my200X
  • Sagem my201X
  • Sagem my202C
  • Sagem my202X
  • Sagem my210X
  • Sagem my212X
  • Sagem my214X
  • Sagem my215X
  • Sagem my220X
  • Sagem my226X
  • Sagem my230X
  • Sagem my231X
  • Sagem my234X

my300Phone Series[edit]

  • Sagem my300C
  • Sagem my300X
  • Sagem my301X
  • Sagem my302X
  • Sagem my303X
  • Sagem my310X
  • Sagem my312X

my400Phone Series[edit]

  • Sagem my400V
  • Sagem my400X
  • Sagem my401C
  • Sagem my401Ci
  • Sagem my401V
  • Sagem my401X
  • Sagem my401Z
  • Sagem my405X
  • Sagem my411c
  • Sagem my411v
  • Sagem my411x
  • Sagem my419x
  • Sagem my421z
  • Sagem my421x
  • Sagem my429x

my500Phone Series[edit]

  • Sagem my500X
  • Sagem my501c
  • Sagem my501h
  • Sagem my511X
  • Sagem my519x
  • Sagem my521x

my600Phone Series[edit]

  • Sagem my600X
  • Sagem my600V

my700Phone Series[edit]

  • Sagem my700X
  • Sagem my721x
  • Sagem my721z
  • Sagem my730c
  • Sagem my750x

my800Phone Series[edit]

  • Sagem my800X
  • Sagem my810x
  • Sagem my850C
  • Sagem my855c

my900Phone Series[edit]

  • Sagem my900C
  • Sagem my901C

Other MY models[edit]

  • Sagem my C2-3
  • Sagem my C3-2
  • Sagem my C5-2
  • Sagem my C5-3
  • Sagem my myZ-5
  • Sagem myW-7
  • Sagem my V-56
  • Sagem my V-65
  • Sagem my V-76
  • Sagem my Z-55
  • Sagem my X-1 Trio
  • Sagem my X1-2
  • Sagem my X2-2
  • Sagem my X-4
  • Sagem my X5-2
  • Sagem my X6-2
  • Sagem my X-7
  • Sagem my X-8
  • Sagem myMobileTV
  • Sagem my Xt
  • Sagem myS-7


  1. ^ Jeff Apter (15 December 2006). "Snecma plus Sagem equals Safran". AIN online.
  2. ^ "Sagem bleu my700x, for the lady of your life". The Economic Times. 4 Jun 2007.
  3. ^ "Ingenico & Sagem Securité sign an agreement to create a world leader in electronic payment solution". Ingenico group. 3 December 2007.

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Coordinates: 48°50′24″N 2°16′26″E / 48.84000°N 2.27389°E / 48.84000; 2.27389