Supermicro Inc. is a computer manufacturing company based in San Jose, California that designs and manufactures server motherboards, PC motherboards, and Industrial Motherboards. Supermicro ships to over 100 countries worldwide, with products distributed mainly in the United States, Europe, China, and Japan.
The company’s main offices are in San Jose and Fremont, which offer service centers throughout the Americas. The company has regional offices in Taipei City (Taiwan) and Singapore. Supermicro’s main R&D facilities are located in Silicon Valley and Taiwan.
The company has established itself as an industry leader by providing products, solutions, and services responsive to customer needs. This approach is also known as “Designing for Six Sigma,” which is a term used to describe how a product or service must be designed to work efficiently and flawlessly, resulting in the need for minimal resources.
Supermicro was founded in 1993 by Charles Liang.
Supermicro has long been active in Green computing and is a founding member of the Green Grid consortium, which aims to improve energy efficiency within data centers.
Industry analysts have praised Supermicro’s green initiatives and ability to connect with customers and partners on this issue. “Designing efficient products requires thinking outside the box while considering what a typical user is going to need from that product,” said Charles Liang, co-founder, and chairman of Supermicro.
In April 2010, Supermicro launched its first SuperServer 2028D-201 dual-processor server. The SuperServer 2028D is a 28 U Twin-Socket motherboard with the Intel LGA1366 Xeon processor family. It is based on the Intel Sandy Bridge Xeon processors and has two 10″ hot swap 3.5″ drive bays. The boards require 95W power supplies and take up from a single slot rack space. Optional CPU coolers are available for this tiny 4U server.
Supermicro designs and builds a range of energy-efficient servers, storage, switching, and Ethernet products.
The company’s product lines include enterprise SuperServers, storage, Ethernet switches, and embedded/industrial systems. In March 2012, Supermicro launched the first 1U dual-core Enterprise server designed to allow IT managers, to design a fully customizable solution around their specific business needs.
Supermicro also operates a data center in Singapore.
Super Micro Computer, Inc. is an American publicly traded company headquartered in San Jose, California, established in 1993 by Charles Liang. According to Forbes Magazine, Super Micro Computer, Inc. was founded as a systems board manufacturer and has been one of the largest IT manufacturers based in Silicon Valley. As of June 2010, the company had over 3,000 employees worldwide, and its stock value had increased from $3 per share to $10 per share.
In 2013, SuperMicro was on the Fortune 500 list at slot 446.
Supermicro is also a provider of rackmount and blade server solutions, motherboards, storage systems, and networking solutions for data center servers.
Supermicro has qualified its broad product portfolio with significant server and storage OEMs such as Intel and Cisco, which have included Supermicro products in their server platforms.
Supermicro’s management team combines 20 years of experience in the IT industry with financial expertise and corporate leadership.
In 2015, Supermicro acquired the assets of a server manufacturer ECS Technologies, Inc., and started manufacturing ServerKit-based servers.
Supermicro is using the tech acquired from ECS to manufacture servers that leverage Intel’s Xeon and Core processors. In October 2015, Supermicro expanded its server offerings by launching its first server blade, the SuperBlade SYS-5028D-TN4T.