Sypris expands Indiana-based research center

October 10, 2013  


Sypris dedication

John Walsh, president of Sypris Electronics LLC, speaks during the dedication of the company's cybersecurity research center in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette. Sitting behind Walsh are, from left, Joel Rasmus, director of strategic relations for Purdue's Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security; and Joseph Hornett, senior vice president, treasurer and COO of the Purdue Research Foundation. (Purdue Research Foundation photo)
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TAMPA, Fla. And WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -Sypris Electronics LLC, a subsidiary of Sypris Solutions Inc., announced Thursday (Oct. 10) the opening of its newly expanded Sypris Research Center (SRC). Sypris Electronics dedicated the office in its new location in the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, Ind.

The newly expanded office will continue to focus on advancements in cybersecurity as well as other innovative research in the areas of network protection and critical infrastructure for government and commercial entities through its partnerships with Purdue University's Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), government, and industry.

"Sypris' expansion near Purdue, one of our premier university partners, is a solid testament to our commitment to advancing research in the areas of security and information assurance, not just for our government and commercial allies, but for the benefit of our worldwide partners as well," said John Walsh, president of Sypris Electronics. "I am proud to be a part of the grand opening event and I would like to thank our Indiana-based partners who helped make our expansion a seamless transition."

Joseph Hornett, senior vice president, treasurer and COO of the Purdue Research Foundation, spoke at the dedication.

"Purdue University and Sypris Electronics have a long history of research collaborations and the dedication of Sypris' offices in the Purdue Research Park of West Lafayette is another step in further developing this positive relationship," Hornett said. "It also is a good example of how Greater Lafayette can attract high-tech and defense companies to this area."

Joel Rasmus, director of strategic relations for CERIAS, said that the expansion will provide additional opportunities for research collaborations.

"Sypris has a strong reputation of doing innovative information assurance and security work, and this newly opened research and development facility has already begun to open new avenues for joint research collaboration and timely tech transfer from academia to industry," Rasmus said. "It is also affording many of our students the opportunity to work for an innovative industry leader."

About Sypris Electronics

Sypris Electronics is a world-class, integrated systems solutions provider. Our ruggedized electronic products, advanced engineering services and complete electronic manufacturing capabilities are aligned to provide our customers the best people, practices and technologies to continually exceed expectations. We consistently promote an agile, innovative culture by strategically partnering with leading-edge technology companies, agencies and universities. With over 40 years of experience, Sypris Electronics is proud to develop, manufacture and integrate leading technologies into mission critical electronics systems that secure America's interest. Visit www.sypriselectronics.com for additional information.

Contacts:

Jennifer L. Limeri, Sypris Electronics, 813-972-6486

Cynthia Sequin, Purdue Research Foundation, 765-588-3340, casequin@prf.org

Sources:

John Walsh, (813) 972-6486

Joseph Hornett, (765) 588-1040, jbhornett@prf.org

Joel Rasmus, (765) 494-7806, jrasmus@purdue.edu

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