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Silicon Motion Technology (SIMO) Company Profile

Updated Aug 5, 2020
Silicon Motion Technology has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Silicon Motion Technology Corporation
Short Name:Silicon Motion Technology
Trading Ticker Symbol:SIMO
Primary Exchange:NASDAQ
Headquarter City/Country:Taiwan
Primary Industry Sector:Technology
Seconday Sub-sector:Semiconductors
Main Business Areas: Technology, Semiconductors
Dividend Payments:Dividend History
ETFs Holding:List of ETFs holding Silicon Motion Technology stock

Market and Trading Information for Silicon Motion Technology

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Silicon Motion Technology as of writing:
Current Share Price:$40.05
Previous Year's Closing Price:$50.71
Percentage Price Change (YTD):-21.02%
Market Cap:$1.41 billion
52-week Price Range:$26.72 - $53.04
Dividend Per Share:$1.35
EPS (TTM):2.38
Price-Earnings (Trailing):16.81
Price-Earnings (Forward):12.63

Company Profile and Business Description for Silicon Motion Technology

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, incorporated on January 27, 2005, is a fabless semiconductor company. The Company designs, develops and markets low-power semiconductor solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other customers in the mobile storage and mobile communications markets. It is engaged in developing negative-AND (NAND) flash controller integrated circuits (ICs) for solid-state storage devices and specialty radio frequency (RF) ICs for mobile devices. In the mobile storage market, the Company's products are controllers used in embedded storage products, such as Solid State Drives (SSDs), and Embedded Multimedia Cards (eMMCs), as well as expandable storage products, such as flash memory cards and universal serial bus (USB) flash drives. For the mobile communications market, the Company's products are handset transceivers and mobile television (TV) System on Chips (SoCs). The Company's products are used in consumer devices, such as smartphones, tablets and personal computers (PCs) and for industrial, enterprise, commercial and other applications. The Company markets its controllers under the SMI brand; its enterprise-grade SSDs under the Shannon Systems brand; its single-chip industrial-grade SSDs under the Ferri SSD and Ferri-eMMC brands, and RF ICs under the FCI brand.

Mobile Storage Market

The Company supplies controllers for eMMC, which are used in portable consumer electronic products, such as smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and smart televisions. Its customers use eMMC controllers with their NAND flash components to manufacture single-chip eMMC memory modules and with their NAND flash and mobile dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) components to manufacture eMMC-based multi-chip package (eMCP) memory modules. The Company's eMMC controllers support all the used standards, including eMMC 4.5, eMMC 5.0 and eMMC 5.1.

The Company is a supplier of client SSD controllers and provide customizable hardware plus firmware SSD controller solutions to NAND flash manufacturers and module makers that manufacture and supply to PC OEMs and the channel markets their SSDs with its controllers for use in notebook and desktop PCs, other client devices and in low-latency non-mission critical data center applications. The Company's client SSD controllers support interfaces that include Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) III and Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) and new generation of NAND flash components. It provides various value-added technologies to its client SSD controller customers, which include end-to-end data path protection, power-loss data security features, Opal-compliant advanced encryption standard (AES) advanced full-disk encryption, and active operating temperature monitoring value-added technologies.

The Company's embedded flash controllers are designed to control NAND flash embedded on devices with Compact Flash, USB and SATA interfaces. Applications using its embedded flash storage controllers include industrial-grade Compact Flash (CF) cards, industrial-grade Secure Digital (SD) cards, disk-on-modules (DOMs), Integrated Drive Electronics (IDE) SSDs (also known as Parallel Advanced Technology Attachment (PATA) SSDs), embedded USB flash drives and industrial-grade USB flash.

The Company's FerriSSDs and Ferri-eMMCs are industrial-grade and commercial-grade single-chip SSDs, which are developed for a range of embedded applications that require high data rate, small form factor and compliance with standard PATA, SATA and eMMC protocols. These single-chip SSDs are designed using PATA, SATA and eMMC controller technologies with NAND flash components and are offered to OEM customers that also require long supply continuity. For certain customers, it offers options for firmware customization to meet their embedded storage requirements.

In China, the Company provides customized enterprise-grade PCIe SSDs to Internet companies for their hyperscale data centers and to other corporate customers. Its PCIe SSDs are developed for customers requiring more storage capacity, low latency, fast input/output operations per second (IOPS) data rate, low power and performance stability with end-to-end data path protection.

The Company's controllers for flash memory card standards include micro Secure Digital (microSD) cards used primary with smartphones, and SD and Compact Flash (CF) cards used primarily with digital cameras and camcorders. For microSD and SD cards, it offers controllers for different speed class, including the faster Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) and Secure Digital eXtended Capacity (SDXC) cards that use the Ultra High Speed (UHS) bus, and different storage capacities, including the higher capacity SDHC and SDXC cards, which also have faster speed and added capabilities.

The Company's USB flash drives are NAND flash storage devices integrated with a standard USB interface, either USB 2.0 or USB 3.0. USB flash drives are used in computing and consumer electronics markets for the portable storage of files.

Mobile Communications Market

The Company's products include integrated mobile television tuner plus demodulator SoCs for mobile phones and other portable devices. Its solutions are designed for digital mobile television broadcast standards, specifically Terrestrial-Digital Media Broadcast (T-DMB) for the Korean market and Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting-Terrestrial (ISDB-T) for the Japanese, and certain Asian and South American markets. The Company provides multi-mode diversity fourth generation (4G) Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE-Advanced) transceivers that also support most legacy third generation (3G) and second generation (2G) air interfaces, Code-Division Multiple Access (CDMA) transceivers and low-noise amplifier (LNA) components.

The Company competes with Alcor Micro, ASolid, Marvell, Phison, Raontech and Socionext.

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