May 2, 2011 (Business Wire) -- SMSC (NASDAQ: SMSC) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an increase of 2,000,000 shares to its current share repurchase authorization, resulting in a total available authorization of approximately 2,500,000 shares for future stock repurchases. SMSC had 23,108,000 fully diluted outstanding common shares as of February 28, 2011.
The share repurchase will be funded using the company's existing cash balance and future cash flows. These repurchases may occur through transactions structured through investment banking institutions, open market purchases, privately negotiated transactions and/or other mechanisms. The program allows the company to repurchase shares at its discretion and under various methods. Market conditions may influence the timing of the buyback and the number of shares repurchased.
SMSC is a leading developer of Smart Mixed-Signal Connectivity™ solutions. SMSC employs a unique systems level approach that incorporates a broad set of technologies and intellectual property to deliver differentiating products to its customers. The company is focused on delivering connectivity solutions that enable the proliferation of data in personal computers, automobiles, portable consumer devices and other applications. SMSC's feature-rich products drive a number of industry standards and include USB, MOST® automotive networking, Kleer® wireless audio, embedded system control and analog solutions, including thermal management and RightTouch™ capacitive sensing. SMSC is headquartered in New York and has offices and research facilities in North America, Asia, Europe and India. Additional information is available at www.smsc.com.
Forward Looking Statements
Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this announcement are forward-looking statements about expected future events and financial and operating results that involve risks and uncertainties. These uncertainties may cause our actual future results to be materially different from those discussed in forward-looking statements.