ISSI is a technology leader that designs, develops, and markets high performance integrated circuits for the following key markets: (i) automotive, (ii) communications, (iii) digital consumer, and (iv) industrial and medical. Our primary products are high speed and low power SRAM and low and medium density DRAM. The Company also designs and markets NOR flash products and high performance analog and mixed signal integrated circuits. We target high-growth markets with our cost-effective, high-quality semiconductor products and seek to build long-term relationships with our customers. We have been a committed long-term supplier of memory products, including lower density and smaller volume products, even through periods of tight manufacturing capacity.
Our outsourced manufacturing model is based upon a history of joint technology development relationships with key Asian and domestic foundries. We also make strategic equity purchases in selected foundries. We have expanded our presence in the important Asian market by adding design groups in China, Korea and Taiwan, where we now employ over 80 design, product, and test engineers. These design groups complement our core engineering and product management teams located at our San Jose, California headquarters.