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Business Description

Industry: Semiconductors » Semiconductors    NAICS: 334413    SIC: 3674
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Vimicro International Corp along with its subsidiaries designs, develops and markets semiconductor products with multimedia applications, including personal computer, camera multimedia processors and security processors.

Vimicro International Corp was incorporated in the Cayman Islands on February 24, 2004. The Company and its subsidiaries designs, develops and markets semiconductor products with multimedia applications, including personal computer, camera multimedia processors and security processors. It also provides video surveillance and security products solutions and services. In addition, it is also involved in the packaging, testing and reselling of third party image sensors according to the Company's specifications. It conducts its operations in China. The Company completed its initial public offering in November 2005. The Company's multimedia processors are incorporated into the products of the largest PC and embedded notebook camera vendors, such as Logitech, as well as notebook computer vendors, such as the largest notebook vendor in the world, a U.S. based cross-platform consumer electronics producer, and the largest personal computer maker in China. The Company's solutions consist of semiconductors, software and system-level reference designs. The Company's products support standards, platforms and components in order to facilitate its customers designs and their assembly and supply chain management processes. The Company's PC and embedded notebook camera multimedia processors are fully compatible with sensors that are based on CMOS technology, the type of technology for sensors. All of its PC and embedded notebook camera multimedia processors are single-chip processors manufactured under its own brand name using its proprietary intellectual property. The Company's products integrate multiple multimedia applications, numerous industry-standard formats, advanced input/output capabilities, analog functions, on-chip memory, complex algorithms to provide high-quality still picture, video and audio and are architected to provide efficient use of silicon. It competes with ALi Corporation, EMPIA Technology, Sonix Technology and Sunplus Technology. The semiconductor industry in China is subject to substantial regulation. As of December 31, 2013, it had 561 registered patents. As of December 31, 2013, it registered 91 trademarks in China, including a trademark that incorporates its English name Vimicro.



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Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $111.0
EPS (TTM) $ 0.26
Short Percentage of Float2.36%
52-Week Range $5.60 - 16.49
Shares Outstanding (Mil)25.79

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