Who We Are
Hypertech is a technology-driven company with a unique status in the aftermarket industry.
Unlike other speed equipment manufacturers that produce hard parts like camshafts and
cylinder heads, our core product is knowledge; the ability to tune the complex computers
that control essential functions in modern automobiles. We have invested in people, not
machinery. The knowledge and skill of the Hypertech team are our most valuable assets. Our
staff of engineers and technicians has degrees in a variety of disciplines, including electrical
engineering, computer science, and mechanical engineering. Hypertech people know computers from
the inside out! The Hypertech team is passionate about performance. We have racers, hot rodders,
and performance enthusiasts on our staff. You'll find modified trucks and street machines
in our employee parking lot. We build project cars and use our trucks for towing on weekends. We
come from different backgrounds, but we have all learned to appreciate the tremendous power of
electronic engine controls to improve performance on the street as well as on the race track.
Hypertech is the technology leader in high-performance engine tuning computer-controlled
vehicles. Electronic engine controls have evolved rapidly since their introduction in the early
'80s. Hypertech has kept pace with these rapid advances in technology by developing power
tuning products that take advantage of the capabilities of these electronic controls. Early
automotive computers used replaceable PROMs or "chips" to calibrate the Electronic
Control Module (ECM) for a specific engine, powertrain, and vehicle combination. Hypertech created
the original Power Chips to recalibrate these electronic "brains" for improved
Later generations of Electronic Control Units (ECU) eliminated calibration chips. Instead, engine tuning
information is stored in the unit's programmable memory. In addition to controlling basic engine
functions, microprocessors now monitor and govern a wide range of systems, including the transmission,
brakes, instrument panel, emission controls, and heating/air conditioning. For comparison, the code stored
in an early chip would fill one page; now a typical ECU contains more than 1,600 pages of code!
Hypertech created the Power Programmer to access this "flash" memory and download the Hypertech
Power Tuning program directly into the ECU's programmable memory.
In addition to controlling engine functions such as air/fuel mixture, spark timing, and maximum rpm, these
highly evolved ECUs also regulate transmission shift points and firmness, limit top speed, and display
speedometer and odometer readings. Hypertech's engineers were able to use these capabilities to provide
additional features for enthusiasts. The Power Programmer is much more than a tuning chip - it is a
self-contained automotive tuning computer. The Power Programmer automatically installs the powerful
Hypertech tuning program. It also allows enthusiasts to access and reprogram the vehicle's computer to
function properly with aftermarket components such as non-stock wheels, tires, and rearend ratios. A
Hypertech Power Programmer is really the most powerful and versatile tool a performance enthusiast can own!
Today Hypertech Power Tuning products span the spectrum of automotive technology. We continue to offer our
famous Power Chips for older vehicles while constantly updating our Power Programmers for the latest cars
and trucks on the market.
As the power of digital systems expands, Hypertech will continue to design and manufacture power tuning
products that are on the cutting edge of technology.