Ingram Micro Inc is incorporated in 1979 in Delaware. The Company is a wholesale technology distributor, by net sales, and a global leader in supply-chain management and mobile device lifecycle services. It distributes and markets technology and mobility products from companies, such as Acer, Apple, Cisco, Citrix, Hewlett-Packard (HP), IBM, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung, Symantec, VMware and many others. As a vital link in the technology value chain, it create sales and profitability opportunities for vendors, resellers and other customers through unique marketing programs; outsourced logistics and mobile device lifecycle solutions; technical support; financial services; product aggregation and distribution; solutions creation and cloud service models. The Company has operations in 39 countries, spanning all global regions: North America (United States and Canada), Europe (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom), Asia-Pacific (which includes MEA) (Australia, the People's Republic of China (including Hong Kong), Egypt, India, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, Turkey and United Arab Emirates) and Latin America (Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru). The Company also operates support centers in Argentina, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, India, Philippines and Puerto Rico. Additionally, it serves many other markets where it does not have an in-country presence through its various export sales offices, including its general telesales operations in numerous markets. The Company sells its products and services to a global customer base of more than 200,000 customers in more than 170 countries. The Company distributes and markets technology products internationally from the industry's computer hardware suppliers, mobility hardware suppliers, networking equipment suppliers, software publishers, and other suppliers of computer peripherals, CE, AIDC/POS and physical security products. The Company faces competition in particular sector which includes Avnet and Arrow in components and enterprise products; Westcon in networking and security; D&H Distributing, ADI, and Petra in consumer electronics; ScanSource and Bluestar in AIDC/POS products; and Brightpoint, Brightstar and 20:20 Mobile Group Limited in mobility products.