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    SSE Telecom Inc.
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    From the April 28, 1997 Washington Post


    '96 (in $ 000s) % Change From '95
    Revenue 46,200 37.7
    Net Income 131 (88.1)
    Rank Last Year: None

    Description:
    SSE Telecom is a worldwide electronic components manufacturer. The company designs, manufactures and markets satellite communications products and systems for voice, data, fax and video transmissions, including transceivers and modems for satellite mini-dishes. SSE sells primarily to systems integrators of telecommunications equipment.

    Business Resume:
    • Contact Info --
      8230 Leesburg Pike, Suite 710
      Vienna, Va. 22182
      703-442-4503
    • Main Business --
      Satellite communications
    • Founded --
      1971
    • Chairperson --
      --
    • President --
      Frederick C. Toombs (CEO)
    • Employees --
      225
    • D.C.-Area Employees --
      10
    Developments:
    SSE's sales increased almost 38 percent in 1996, from $33.6 million, to $46.2 million. One main factor contributing to this boost was the acquisition in January 1996 of Fairchild Data Corp., a company headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., that makes digital modems for the satellite industry. In September the company entered into a joint venture with Alcatel Telspace SA, the biggest supplier of satellite earth stations in Europe. Alcatel, with whom SSE has done business in the past, purchased about 10 percent of SSE's common stock for approximately $6.7 million.

    Both SSE and Alcatel also expanded on their core business with investment in Atlanta-based Media4 Inc., which develops products for distribution of multimedia information over wireless networks to personal computers. The two companies made an initial purchase of Media4 stock in May 1995; currently, SSE and Alcatel own 19.6 percent of common stock in the Georgia firm.

    Copyright 1997 The Washington Post

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