Founded in 1971 and with worldwide headquarters in Irvine, California in the United States, SMC Networks maintains its global presence by supporting customers from regional offices throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and Japan.
In 1997, SMC became a subsidiary of Accton Technology Corporation, (TAIEX:2345), a global outsourcing partner for networking and communications solutions. Leveraging SMC's design, engineering and marketing strengths with Accton's expertise in optimizing silicon designs and streamlining manufacturing has since added to the company's success. In 2003 the Accton-Philips joint venture, Arcadyan, which bridges the networking and consumer electronics gap, added even further to SMC's pool of product and R&D resources.
SMC's products are designed with ease of use and overall value in mind-value at purchase, and value in operation on the network-so that users can enjoy innovation, rather than struggling with it. Sold through a network of highly-qualified resellers, integrators, ISPs and retailers, the products are further supported by SMC's easily-accessible technical resources. The company backs-up the quality and ease-of-use that's built into its products with an industry-leading warranty program and expert technical support. SMC provides toll-free access to live technical support worldwide (24/7 in U.S. and Canada) in ten languages to supplement its comprehensive on-line knowledge base and responsive email support. And, its cross-ship product replacement service gets customers back on-line faster when problems arise.