SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMCI), a Total IT Solution Manufacturer for AI, Cloud, Storage and 5G/Edge, today announced the appointment of Yih-Shyan (Wally) Liaw to the Board of Directors.
“I am pleased to announce that Wally Liaw has been appointed to Supermicro’s Board as a Director,” said Charles Liang, President and CEO. “As a Co-founder of Supermicro, Wally has excelled in leading Supermicro efforts in Strategic Business Development and Corporate Growth initiatives, and we look forward to his future contributions.”
Mr. Liaw co-founded the Company in 1993. From the Company’s founding until January 2018, Mr. Liaw was an employee and held various executive positions in the Company, including Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Corporate Secretary. He was also a member of the Board of Directors from 1993 until January 2018. In January 2018, Mr. Liaw resigned from all his positions with the Company, including from the Board of Directors, during a period when the Company was not current in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and, following completion of an Audit Committee investigation, in connection with a restructuring of the Company’s sales organization as part of the Company’s remediation of material weaknesses in its internal control over financial reporting. From February 2018 until June 2020, Mr. Liaw was retired. From June 2020 until April 2021, Mr. Liaw was the president of 2CRSi Corporation, a company headquartered in Strasbourg, France that develops, produces and sells high-performance customized, environmentally-friendly servers. Mr. Liaw returned to the Company as a consultant in May 2021, advising the Company with respect to business development matters. In August 2022, Mr. Liaw returned to full-time employment with the Company as Senior Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Liaw holds an M.S. in Computer Engineering from University of Arizona, an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tatung Institute of Technology in Taiwan, and a B.S. degree from Taiwan Provincial College of Marine and Oceanic Technology.
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About Super Micro Computer, Inc.
Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI) is a global leader in Application-Optimized Total IT Solutions. Founded and operating in San Jose, California, Supermicro is committed to delivering first to market innovation for Enterprise, Cloud, AI, and 5G/Edge IT Infrastructure. We are a Total IT Solutions manufacturer with server, AI, storage, IoT, switch systems, software, and support services. Supermicro’s motherboard, power, and chassis design expertise further enables our development and production, enabling next-generation innovation from cloud to edge for our global customers. Our products are designed and manufactured in-house (in the US, Taiwan, and the Netherlands), leveraging global operations for scale and efficiency and optimized to improve TCO and reduce environmental impact (Green Computing). The award-winning portfolio of Server Building Block Solutions® allows customers to optimize for their exact workload and application by selecting from a broad family of systems built from our flexible and reusable building blocks that support a comprehensive set of form factors, processors, memory, GPUs, storage, networking, power, and cooling solutions (air-conditioned, free air cooling or liquid cooling).
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