"The company agrees that at the time that the (motherboards) were shipped, they were controlled for export purposes . . ." the attorney's office said. "The company also agrees that at the time of the export it knew that the United States had imposed an embargo against the Islamic Republic of Iran."
You'd think a company of their size would be able to properly identify what is good business and what is bad business. All in all, the fine seems relatively low based on the type of crime. Supermicro is more thorough in their checking now, so it likely won't happen again.