Supermicro is a global leader in high performance, high efficiency server technology and innovation. They develop and provide end-to-end green computing solutions to the data center, cloud computing, enterprise IT, big data, high performance computing, or HPC, and embedded markets. Their solutions range from complete server, storage, blade and workstations to full racks, networking devices, server management software and technology support and services. They offer their customers a high degree of flexibility and customization by providing what they believe to be the industry's broadest array of server configurations from which they can choose the optimal solution which fits their computing needs. Their server systems, subsystems and accessories are architecturally designed to provide high levels of reliability, quality and scalability, thereby enabling their customers benefits in the areas of compute performance, density, thermal management and power efficiency to lower their overall total cost of ownership.
They perform the majority of their research and development efforts in-house, which increases the communication and collaboration between design teams, streamlines the development process and reduces time-to-market. They have developed a set of design principles which allow them to aggregate individual industry standard components and materials to develop proprietary products, such as serverboards, chassis, power supplies, networking and storage devices. This building block approach allows them to provide a broad range of SKUs, and enables them to build and deliver application-optimized solutions based upon customers' requirements. As of June 30, 2016, they offered over 4,950 SKUs, including SKUs for server and storage systems, serverboards, chassis, power supplies and other system accessories.
They conduct their operations principally from their headquarters in California and subsidiaries in Taiwan and the Netherlands. They sell their server systems and server subsystems and accessories through a combination of distributors, including value added resellers and system integrators, and to a lesser extent to OEMs as well as through their direct sales force. During fiscal year 2016, their products were purchased by over 800 customers in 100 countries. They commenced operations in 1993 and have been profitable every year since inception.