Super Micro Computer, Inc. or Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI) designs, develops, manufactures and sells energy-efficient, application optimized server solutions based on the x86 architecture. The company's wide range of products include the industry's deepest array of server, high-end workstation and storage systems as well as energy efficient server components, called Server Building Blocks Solutions®, that include serverboards, chassis and power supplies; Supermicro's powerful Universal I/O (UIO) expansion card technology, and other system accessories. Supermicro's product philosophy is primarily based on green computing leadership and system design expertise on performance and power saving technologies to provide efficient solutions that are optimized to best fit a wide range of customer applications. Clients enjoy flexibility and customization by utilizing a broad selection of modular and interoperable Server Building Blocks Solutions®, which can be configured to create complete server systems solutions optimized for specific customer applications. With this efficient methodology, customized IT designs can then be rapidly deployed and optimized for data centers, high-performance computing clusters, high-end and GPU-intensive workstation deployments, storage networks, as well as standalone server environments. Established in 1993 and headquartered in San Jose, California, Supermicro employs approximately 1,000 people worldwide and has been profitable every year since inception, generating over $2 billion in sales during its initial 16 years of operation. Supermicro sells its servers systems and components through major distributors, which include value added resellers and systems integrators, to OEMs, as well as through a direct sales force.