Ducati Energia, SpA is an Italian company based in Bologna which produces electrical and electronic components. It was originally founded by the Ducati brothers, Adriano, Marcello and Bruno Ducati. The original Ducati company was called Societa Scientifica Radio Brevetti Ducati. In the late 1940s, the Ducati company began producing engines for bicycles and later motorcycles, leading to the later split into two companies: Ducati Meccanica and Ducati Elettronica. The former specializing in the manufacture of motorcycles and the latter for radios and electrical devices and components.
Ducati Elettronica was renamed Ducati Energia in the 1980s, and currently designs a wide range of electronic components and subsystems for use in automobile, construction, and security.
It has a presence in many countries across Europe and Asia
Nature says that a certain Adriano Ducati developed in 1962 a magnetohydrodynamic system for travelling into outer space. (source is the newspaper nature)