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Milestones
 

2016
  • Introduces world's first merchant SD 5.1 controller
  • Introduces world's first turnkey merchant SATA3 SSD controller supporting 3D MLC and TLC NAND
  • Introduces our first turnkey PCIe NVMe client SSD controller 
  • Ships client SSD and eMMC controllers for 3D NAND to flash partners
  • Shipped over five billion NAND controllers in the past ten years
  • Named "2016 Best Financially Managed Company (<$1 Billion Revenue) Award" by the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA)
2015
  • Introduces the world’s first turnkey SATA3 SSD controller solution supporting Micron’s new 16nm 128Gb TLC NAND flash
  • Ships our custom-designed, DRAM-less turnkey SATA3 client SSD controller solution to our second flash OEM partner
  • Our SSD controllers powers laptops from four of the top five PC OEMs
  • Ships our eMMC controller to SK Hynix that can manage TLC flash
  • Silicon Motion acquires Shannon Systems, China’s leading enterprise-class PCIe SSD company
  • Ships Shannon Systems enterprise-grade PCIe SSDs to one of the world’s largest e-commerce companies and a leading payment service provider in China
  • Ships FerriSSD to a major German luxury automobile maker’s infotainment system
2014
  • Begins mass production of our new eMMC 5.0 controller and expands eMMC controller market share to 25%
  • Our eMMC controllers ships in devices of all top ten non-iOS smartphone OEMs
  • Begins mass production of the world’s first merchant eMMC controller supporting TLC NAND
  • Introduces the world’s first merchant SATA 3 SSD controller supporting TLC NAND
  • Introduces the world’s first automotive IVI-grade single-package SSD solutions
  • Begins mass production of the world’s fastest single-channel UHS-II (SD 4.0) controller with throughput of up to 280 MB/sec
  • Ships our LTE-Advanced transceiver to Samsung for several smartphones and tablets, including the Galaxy Alpha, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note 4 Edge, all for the Korean market
2013
  • Begins mass production of our new 55nm eMMC 4.5 controller for smartphones and tablets and begins sampling our new 55nm eMMC 5.0 controller in the fourth quarter
  • Increases eMMC market share to 15-20%. Expands eMMC wins to include numerous flagship smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and set-top boxes from tier-1 OEMs
  • Begins mass production of our new, best-in-class SATA 6Gb/s SSD controller targeting PC SSDs, hybrid SSDs and NAND-cache storage solutions
  • Begins mass production of our SATA II FerriSSD and begins shipping FerriSSD to the world’s top-tier IPC board makers.
  • Begins mass production of our new, second generation, ultra high-performance, cost-effective USB3.0 flash drive controller, enabling broader USB3.0 flash drive adoption
  • Begins mass production of our new 55nm UHS-1 SD controller supporting TLC flash, enabling high-performance, low-cost UHS-1 SD cards
  • Begins testing our new LTE-Advanced transceiver for Samsung’s LTE-Advanced baseband
2012
  • Ships our LTE transceiver in 15 Samsung LTE smartphones and tablets, including the Galaxy SIII smartphone to all three Korean wireless carriers
  • Begins mass production of our eMMC controllers to Samsung and SK Hynix supporting more than half of the top-ten smartphone OEMs and achieved approximately 5% to 10% worldwide market share for 2012
  • Begins shipping PATA/SATA FerriSSD to tier-1 point-of-sale terminal and multifunction printer OEMs
  • Begins mass production of the world’s fastest 1000x (150MB/second) Compact Flash (CF) card controller
  • Begins mass production of our first generation USB 3.0 controllers for USB flash drives
  • Receives “2012 Best Financially Managed Company (<$500 Million Revenue) Award” presented by the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA)
2011
  • Begins mass production of our UHS-I (SD 3.0) controller that support all the major NAND flash vendors’ MLC and TLC flash with high data throughput of up to 95MB/second
  • Ships FerriSSD solution, a fully integrated SATA/PATA Solid State Drive (SSD) in a single ball grid array (BGA) chip package targeting industrial and other specialty applications
  • Ships 8-channel high performance SATA 3Gb/s SSD controller with high speed data throughput of up to 260MB/second
2010
  • Supports a major Japanese electronics OEM for their Memory Stick and USB flash drive products
  • Ships single-band and multi-band CDMA EVDO transceivers
  • Ships LTE transceivers paired with Samsung’s LTE baseband for smartphones and tablets
  • Ramps best-in-class TLC (3 bits per cell MLC) NAND flash controllers for memory cards and USB flash drives, enabling more cost-effective memory solutions for broader consumer adoption
  • Samsung Galaxy smartphone embeds our ISDB-T mobile TV IC solution
2009
  • Ships world’s fastest 600x (90MB/s) Compact Flash (CF) card controller
  • One of the first controller companies to support 30nm NAND flash--in June 2009 Micron announced Silicon Motion is qualified to support its 34nm flash
  • Ships ISDB-T mobile TV SoC solution to Samsung for the emerging Brazil market and receives design-ins from tier-1 global handset OEMs for large Japan market
  • Begins mass production of T-DMB mobile TV SoC solution to Samsung, LG and Pantech
2008
  • Ships first DVB-H mobile TV tuner to Samsung for the European market
  • Ships SSD controllers for HP’s Mini-Note
  • Enters mobile phone and GPS embedded flash controller markets with eMMC design wins at Hynix and Numonyx
  • Supports ZTE, Amoisonic, and Chinese handset OEMs with silicon tuners for their mobile TV phone roll-out
  • Introduces MLC/SLC hybrid SSD controllers to the notebook PC market
  • Co-develops ISDB-T mobile TV tuner-demodulator SoC with Japan’s MegaChips
2007
  • Silicon Motion acquires Korea’s FCI Inc., which became Silicon Motion’s new Mobile Communications product line
  • Silicon Motion acquires select Centronix mobile TV IC assets of KIES Co. Ltd. in Korea
  • Ships first SSD controller and also first 1 millionth SSD controller IC
  • Enters netbook PC SSD controller market with design-win for Asustek’s EeePC
  • Enters server and enterprise application SSD controller market with design-win for Smart Modular’s XCeedUltra SATA SSD
  • Ships first embedded flash controllers for Samsung camcorders, Philips DVD players, and Microsoft Zune 2
  • Ships first xD Picture Card controller
  • Ships first electronic toll collection (ETC) RFIC
  • Ships first 500 millionth IC
2006
  • Ships first MP3 SoC
  • Introduces first CDMA transceiver (FCI)
  • Introduces first T-DMB/DAB triple band mobile TV tuner IC (FCI)
2005
  • Silicon Motion completes Initial Public Offering on NASDAQ under trading symbol "SIMO"
  • Ships first microSD card controller
  • Ships first USB2.0 flash drive controller
  • Introduces first S-DMB diversity one-chip mobile TV tuner IC (FCI)
  • Ships first 100 millionth IC
2004
  • Introduces direct conversion CDMA Rx/Tx IC, including GPS receiver and power amplifier module (FCI)
  • Introduces CDMA low noise amplifier (FCI)
2003
  • Ships first SD and MMC card controllers
  • Ships first 10 millionth IC
2002
  • Silicon Motion combines with Feiya Technology Corporation in Taiwan, which becomes Silicon Motion’s new Mobile Storage product line
  • Sharp selects Silicon Motion's Lynx3DM+ graphics solution and Transmeta's Crusoe processor for ultra-thin Mebius notebook PC
  • Acer integrates Silicon Motion's Lynx3DM+ graphics solution in tablet PC 
2001
  • Develops PCS receiver RFIC (FCI)
  • IBM selects Silicon Motion's Lynx3DM graphics solution for ultra-thin ThinkPad i Series notebook PC
  • Announces Microsoft Windows XP certification for Lynx graphics product family
2000
  • Ships first 1 millionth IC (Feiya)
  • Transmeta selects Silicon Motion's LynxEM+ graphics solution for Crusoe processor reference design
  • HP selects Silicon Motion's Lynx3DM graphics solution for new HP Pavilion notebook PC
1998
  • Launches CF controller, the 1st in Asia (Feiya)
1997
  • Ships first low power graphics processor IC
1995
  • Silicon Motion is established in San Jose, California