Super Micro Computer Inc was incorporated in California in September 1993. It is engaged in server technology and green computing innovation. It develops and provides high performance server solutions based on modular and open-standard architecture. The Company's solutions include rackmount servers, storage systems, workstations, blade servers, networking devises and complete rack solutions as well as subsystems and accessories which can be used by distributors, original equipment manufacturers or OEMs and end customers to assemble server systems. Its server systems, subsystems and accessories are architected to provide high levels of reliability, quality and scalability, thereby enabling benefits in the areas of performance, thermal management, power efficiency and total cost of ownership. The Company bases its solutions on open standard components, such as processors from Intel, AMD and Nvidia and its solutions can utilize both the Linux and Windows operating systems. The Company has developed a set of design principles which allow the Company to aggregate individual industry standard materials to develop proprietary components, such as serverboards, chassis, power supplies and networking / storage devices. The Company markets its products through distributors, including resellers and system integrators, and OEMs, who in turn sell to their end customers in addition to select direct customers. Super Micro works closely with distributors and end customers to monitor customer requirements in order to develop new products that meet end customer needs.