Egide SA engages in the design, manufacture, and sales of hermetic packages for sensitive electronic components. It operates through the following markets: Defense and Space, Telecommunications, and Industrial. The Defense and Space market manufactures hermetic packages for combat aircraft, weapon systems, and defense electronics. The Telecommunications market provides fiber optics as means of transmitting informations. The Industrial market includes all applications for civil aeronautics, automotive, civil infrared equipment, and medical instruments. The company was founded on July 11, 1986 and is headquartered in BollÃ¨ne, France.