Trade Smith Micro Software
Smith Micro Software, Inc., founded in 1982 by William W. Smith Jr., is the developer and marketer of both enterprise and consumer-level software and services. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Smith Micro maintains many local and international offices. Locations in the United States include Aliso Viejo, California, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. International offices are located throughout Europe and Asia. The company is currently focusing on digital lifestyle solutions and security technologies, integrated into the advanced wireless media industry, as demonstrated in partnerships with cellular service providers such as Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint Nexttel. Smith Micro Initial Focus was on modem-phone and fax software technology, distributed mostly to computer software/OEM hardware manufacturers. Smith Micro established its IPO in 1995 and became a nasdaq public offering under the symbol SMSI. The initial share values were about $12.75 per share. As the company entered 90, the Internet dial was quickly replaced by internet cable, DSL, and wireless broadband due to much higher speeds and increased reliability. This change led Smith Micro to venture into wireless and mobile network software. Network connectivity management became a company's expertise, and Smith Micro soon developed products of interest to large-scale mobile operators such as AT&T, Bell Canada, Orange, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and Vodafone. While fax and modem-related products were still part of their portfolio, QuickLink's platform for wireless operators became a major source of revenue in the early 2000s.