Wireless and Mobile Solutions Leader Smith Micro Software Celebrates 30
Years of Innovation
ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- December 05, 2012
Developer of wireless, enterprise and consumer software applications, Smith
Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) is celebrating its thirtieth year in
William W. Smith, Jr., President and CEO, started Smith Micro with the goal of
making a living doing something fun. Under his leadership, the company has
evolved from dial-up modem and fax software to a publicly traded, global
technology provider creating the latest in mobile and wireless innovations.
November 30, 2012 marked three decades in achievement.
In the mid-80s, Smith Micro had five employees working in a small, two-room
office in Huntington Beach, California. Today, its global network of employees
and customers spans four continents, with headquarters in Aliso Viejo,
California. From the company’s first product, Stock Portfolio System, to
today’s mobility solutions aimed at wireless network operators, device
manufacturers, enterprises and government agencies, Smith Micro has been able
to innovate and adapt through multiple waves of technology evolution.
"Smith Micro has had a tremendous impact on Aliso Viejo, with hundreds of jobs
created, numerous charitable initiatives and a strong corporate community
they've helped establish locally," said Bill Phillips, mayor pro tem, Aliso
Viejo. "We greatly appreciate Bill Smith's faith in the city – even when it
was nothing but a lot of empty, rolling hills – as it truly helped put us on
the map as a Southern California technology hub."
“Working at the forefront of the wireless revolution, and helping businesses
and individuals to improve communication and collaboration has been a true
joy,” said Smith. “I’m incredibly proud of our passionate employees who bring
creativity, dedication and unmatched technical expertise to deliver products
that are used on millions of mobile devices around the world.”
Smith Micro was an early innovator in wireless connectivity software. As fax
modems became pervasive, so did the company’s products among modem vendors
such as IBM, AT&T, Motorola, Hayes and US Robotics. In 1999, the company
transitioned from analog modem to the digital wireless device market, and its
QuickLink products became the top selling connection managers for many of the
world’s largest wireless network operators.
"Communications and networking products and services - and that includes
wireless and mobile in a big way - have literally grown up with Smith Micro,"
said Craig Mathias of the advisory firm Farpoint Group. "We began operations
here in 1991 with QuickLink® software and dial-up modems, and we continue to
enjoy using the products of this passionate, committed and innovative supplier
of the tools that make contemporary networking work. Congratulations to all on
this remarkable milestone!"
Smith Micro Software’s product portfolio now includes a wide range of client
and server applications that manage voice, data, video and connectivity over
mobile broadband networks. In addition, the company has a consumer software
business unit that produces a variety of applications for PCs, Macs and tablet
computers, including the well-known Stuffit® file compression software. Its
graphics solutions, in particular, are highly popular with professional
digital artists and animators, and distributed through a variety of retail
channels around the world.
Since its inception, the company has achieved many milestones, including:
*Shipped more than 100 million copies of its QuickLink connection
management software worldwide
*Relieved cellular network congestion with its NetWise solution by
increasing Wi-Fi connections at a rate of 9,500 every minute, and
offloading approximately 3 MB of data per user, per day
*Provided over-the-air Device Management capabilities for more than 30
million mobile devices globally
*Delivered more than 7 billion messages to Android users in the US via its
Visual Voicemail software
*Supported more than 500,000 active members in Poser online communities,
and garnered more than 2.4 million views on YouTube of content created by
its graphics solutions
For more information about Smith Micro’s 30-year history, visit:
*Smith Micro CEO and staff video: Who We Are
*Smith Micro detailed history
About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:
Smith Micro Software provides solutions that simplify, secure and enhance the
mobile experience. Our product and services portfolio spans Connectivity,
Policy Management, Network Control, Communications and Hosting solutions. With
30 years of experience developing world-class client and server software
applications, Smith Micro helps the leading mobile network operators, device
manufacturers and enterprises increase efficiency and develop high-value
relationships with their customers. For more information, visit
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