100k reasons to love your system integrator

sys·tem in·te·gra·tor: a company that builds, markets and sells commercial integrated software and hardware systems

Expert included.: what comes with a system integrator that empowers innovative organizations to transform the world through open technology systems

At Silicon Mechanics we have ample opportunity to engage with diverse and thriving technology and research communities across North America and beyond. Locally, in the Pacific Northwest we are neighbors with a broad range of emerging companies in security, cloud, gaming and other industries, anchored by established and popular tech titans like Microsoft, Amazon and Boeing. Even Silicon Valley giants like Facebook and Google are aggressively moving into our backyard. There are large research organizations based in Seattle, such as the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, which are truly changing the world. As Silicon Mechanics celebrates its 15th Anniversary, we want to say, ‘thank you’ to these communities, as empowering you to innovate is the passion we strive to support each and every day.

I was introduced to Silicon Mechanics in 2008, not as a President or CEO candidate, but as a consultant with an emphasis on helping improve the manufacturing process. I immediately became enamored with the company and the people that worked there. Silicon Mechanics’ ‘Expert included’ mantra wasn’t just another corporate tagline – it was ingrained into the entire staff, and supported by a unique ‘engineering first’ approach to sales. Its customers and partners couldn’t say enough positive words about the sales staff, sales process and ongoing support. Hearing this validation and enthusiasm for Silicon Mechanics’ ethos convinced me that this was the kind of special company I would want to invest in and lead.

The potential I saw back in 2008 is as true now as ever. In fact, as of July, 2016, Silicon Mechanics reached two company milestones: the largest shipping month on record, plus the delivery of its 100,000th order completed. 100,000 orders depending on business environment may not sound like a lot to some, but when you consider that each of our orders is crafted to solve a unique problem, the impact of 100,000 grows exponentially. As we work to deliver solutions to meet a very wide variety of customer needs, Silicon Mechanics has shipped its open technology solutions to a broad range of industries: from IT departments in the enterprise to huge number of SMBs; from government institutions to college and university research programs; from manufacturers to IT Service Providers.

Within our customer roster you will find cutting edge implementations at places such as the Fred Hutchinson Institute, one of the leading research organizations in the world in the fight against cancer. The Institute’s IT Director summed up the value of our partnership perfectly in the video embedded below.

I’m proud to be part of this talented team at Silicon Mechanics. As the scale of our business has grown, so has our technical depth and scope of capabilities. We lead with an unwavering commitment to customer success. Our teams at Silicon Mechanics focus and measure themselves on delivering the highest quality open-technology solutions and the best possible customer experience.

As we have succeeded, we have not forgotten to give back and support our community. This year, in addition to celebrating our 15-year anniversary, we also celebrated the 5th consecutive year of our annual Research Cluster Grant program. Since 2012 the RCG program has provided over $500,000 worth of much needed high-performance computing solutions to universities and institutions where the funding to acquire advanced technology has become more difficult in recent years. This year’s RCG recipients included the University of California, Merced and the University of New Orleans. Previous awardees included Dordt College and City College of New York (CCNY) in 2015, Wayne State University in 2014, Tufts University in 2013 and Saint Louis University in 2012. Silicon Mechanics' partners that have generously donated product to the RCG program include Intel, NVIDIA, Mellanox, Supermicro, Micron, Broadcom Limited, Seagate, Western Digital, HGST, and Bright Computing.

I would like to say ‘thank you’ to our employees, customers, and partners for their continual support. We look forward to reaching the next milestone together. To our ever-growing base of talented employees, keep innovating! The future at Silicon Mechanics is bright.

-Eva Cherry
President and CEO