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Public (NYSEHYC)
Founded 1978
Headquarters Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Key people
Norman Stout (Chairman of the board), Philippe Tartavull (CEO and president)
Revenue $437.3 million (2008)[1]

Hypercom Corporation is a global company, whose business is to manufacture and distribute point of sale payment terminals, as well as related software and services.

The company was founded in Australia in 1978 and was primarily focused on Asia-Pacific markets until 1987, when it began expanding to the United States, South America, Central America, Europe, and the Middle East. The company completed an initial public offering of its common stock 1997, when it became listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

On April 1, 2008 Hypercom completed the acquisition of Thales Group's e-Transactions business.[2]

In 2009, Hypercom partnered with its two largest competitors, Ingenico and VeriFone, to found the Secure POS Vendor Alliance, a non-profit organization whose goal is to increase awareness of and improve payment industry security.[3]



  1. ^ "Annual Report 2008" (PDF). Hypercom. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  2. ^ Hypercom, Inc. (2008-04-01). "Hypercom Completes Acquisition of Thales SA’s e-Transactions Business Line" (PDF) (Press release). Hypercom. Retrieved 2010-01-03. 
  3. ^ Jay Roach (June 15, 2009), New Non-Profit To Take On Retailers' Payment Security Woes, Retail Solutions Online 

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