Ampex is an American electronics company founded in 1944 by Alexander M. Poniatoff as a spin-off of Dalmo-Victor.The name AMPEX is a portmanteau, created by its founder, which stands for Alexander M. Poniatoff Excellence.
Ampex Data Systems Corporation, a world leader in design, development and manufacture of airborne recording and avionics systems for rugged applications, is a privately owned company head-quartered in Hayward, California. Ampex offers high-capacity, high performance digital storage systems capable of functioning in demanding environments on land, at sea or in the air. Ampex products are principally used in defence and acceptance or flight test applications to gather digital images and other data from aircraft, satellites and submarines. These products are also used in flight and sensor test applications.