SOURCE: City of San Jose

May 23, 2006 17:30 ET

City Council Commends Supermicro Computer Corporation for Contributions to San José

San José Initiative Recognizes Local Businesses That Drive the Economy

SAN JOSÉ, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 --Mayor Ron Gonzales and Councilmember Chuck Reed recognized Supermicro Computer Corporation in a commendation -- presented at today's San José City Council meeting -- for the benefits the company provides to the San José economy and community.

Celebrating its thirteenth anniversary, Supermicro, originally founded in 1993 by Charles Liang, on Paragon Drive in San José, develops and manufactures high-end motherboard and server technology. Recognized throughout its history by technology publications, such as eWeek, PC Pro, InfoWorld, and CRN among others, for its adherence to high quality standards in design and manufacturing, Supermicro has consistently demonstrated increased revenue and profitability and has been cited for its development and delivery of innovative products that feature high standards for reliability and value.

The City of San José commendation recognized Supermicro for creating job opportunities in San José and Silicon Valley during economically challenging times. The company has added over 300 positions in the past five years and plans on growing more opportunities in the near future.

Supermicro was also cited in the commendation as being a valued partner in the San José community for its noteworthy contributions towards promoting and sustaining the continued economic and technological dynamism that exemplifies San José and Silicon Valley.

The commendation presented by the Mayor and City Council is a part of San José's Business Appreciation Initiative, a key component of the City's Economic Development Strategy and "Getting Families Back to Work" effort. This business-retention effort recognizes San José companies that meet at least one of the following criteria: fast-growth, significant sales tax generator, large employer, or publicly traded company headquartered in San José.

For more information on the City of San José's Economic Development Strategy, visit

About Supermicro Computer Inc.

Established in 1993, Supermicro emphasizes product design and quality control to produce industry-leading motherboards, chassis and server systems that offer maximum functionality and compatibility. With a staunch commitment to quality and a leading tradition of being first to market, Supermicro's high-end motherboards and server systems consistently deliver high edge performance and reliability. Supermicro specializes in Server Building Block Solutions for mission-critical applications such as high-end graphics, modular computing, and enterprise storage system development to better serve today's rapidly changing global business needs. Supermicro is the fastest growing high volume server manufacturer in the world today and provides outstanding quality and service that includes 24x7 Worldwide Technical Support. For additional information, please visit the company's website at, email or call the San José, CA headquarters at +1 408-503-8000.

About the City of San José's Office of Economic Development

The City of San José's Office of Economic Development (OED) is committed to a vital, competitive San José economy that increases prosperity for people and companies and enhances City revenues. The Office guides the City's economic strategy, provides assistance for business success, helps connect employers with trained workers, and provides art and cultural resources to our community. For more information, please visit,

About the City of San José

From its founding in 1777 as California's first city, San José has been a leader, driven by its spirit of innovation. Today, San José stands as the largest city in Northern California and the Capital of Silicon Valley -- the world's leading center of innovation. The city, the 10th largest in the U.S., is committed to remaining a top-ranked place to do business, to work and to live. For more information, visit,

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Steven Brewster
    San José Office of Economic Development
    (408) 535-8168

    Kenneth Pizzi
    Supermicro Computer, Inc.
    (408) 546-8248