Wednesday, June 10, 2009

GSI Technology 10K

Customer concentration: "Based on information provided to us by consignment warehouses and contract manufacturers, purchases by Cisco Systems represented approximately 26%, 28% and 30% of our net revenues in fiscal 2009, 2008 and 2007, respectively."

Other dominant customers: Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Honeywell, Huawei Technologies, Motorola, Raytheon, Tellabs, ZTE

Process technology and partner: "Most of our products are implemented using 0.13 micron and 90 nanometer process technologies on 300 millimeter wafers using process technology developed by TSMC. We currently have five separate product families in production using the 0.13 micron process. Our 72 megabit SigmaQuad, 72 megabit synchronous BurstRAM and NBT SRAM and our 36 megabit SigmaQuad products are currently manufactured using 90 nanometer process technology. We are also developing new synchronous SRAMs using 65 nanometer process technology."

Assembly and test: "All of our manufactured wafers are tested for electrical compliance and most are packaged at Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, or ASE, which is located in Taiwan. Our test procedures require that all of our products be subjected to accelerated burn-in and extensive functional electrical testing, a significant portion of which occurs at Sigurd Microelectronics Co. and King Yuan Electronics Company."

Patent foundation: "We currently hold five United States patents and have several patent applications pending."

Employees: "As of March 31, 2009, we had 108 full-time employees, including 48 engineers, of which 31 are in research and development and 29 have PhD or MS degrees, 18 employees in sales and marketing, eight employees in general and administrative capacities and 52 employees in manufacturing. Of these employees, 43 are based in our Santa Clara facility and 45 are based in our Taiwan facility."