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AppliedMicro Announces X-Gene Server Platform for HP Project Moonshot and the HP Pathfinder Innovation Ecosystem

SUNNYVALE, CA — (Marketwired) — 04/09/13 — Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC), also known as AppliedMicro, today announced its X-Gene ARM 64-bit Server on a Chip product as part of the HP Moonshot System and the HP Pathfinder Innovation Ecosystem. X-Gene-s mix of high performance and low total cost of ownership (TCO) gives shape to HP-s efforts to develop innovative, energy-efficient server technology optimized to address new enterprise and cloud workloads.

Already sampling to HP, X-Gene is the world-s first ARM 64-bit Server on a Chip platform, featuring eight high-performance cores operating at up to 2.4GHz, coupled with network and storage offload engines and integrated Ethernet. X-Gene represents a completely new, grounds-up server architecture tailored for the explosive growth of structured and unstructured compute requirements in next generation data centers.

The HP Pathfinder Innovation Ecosystem establishes a close collaboration of industry-leading technology partners dedicated to accelerating the development and deployment of energy-efficient, workload optimized servers. As a member of the HP Pathfinder Innovation Ecosystem, AppliedMicro is committed to working with HP and the Ecosystem to accelerate innovation that delivers breakthroughs in efficiency and scale.

“We are excited to enable HP-s efforts to develop high-efficiency, low-TCO servers,” said Dr. Paramesh Gopi, president and CEO of AppliedMicro. “Our ARM 64-bit X-Gene Server on a Chip breakthrough architecture delivers an optimal combination of compute, networking and storage capabilities. As we move forward with the X-Gene product roadmap, we are poised to deliver further disruptive innovation that will allow maximum scalability and flexibility to data center customers.”

“In today-s world, where everything and everyone is connected, the demands placed on existing IT infrastructures is unrelenting,” said Paul Santeler, vice president and general manager, Hyperscale Business Unit, HP. “AppliedMicro X-Gene Server on a Chip product, as part of the HP Moonshot System, offers customers a data center infrastructure that can deliver solutions optimized to address their specific cloud workloads while substantially lowering TCO.”

Customers will be able to order an HP Project Moonshot System with AppliedMicro-s X-Gene server later in 2013.

HP Project Moonshot, a multi-year, multi-phased program, is dedicated to the development of a new family of software defined servers including extreme low-energy processing technology purposefully built to address surging infrastructure pressures from emerging application trends. Pioneering the future of extreme-scale technology, the HP Moonshot System is the first solution with a modern architecture engineered for the new style of IT, utilizing a revolutionary server designed to help customers significantly reduce physical space requirements, energy use and costs.

AppliedMicro is a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions for next-generation cloud infrastructure and data centers. The company-s X-Gene Server on a Chip product is the industry-s first ARM 64-bit solution. Purpose-built for cloud workloads, the X-Gene platform dramatically lowers the total cost of ownership for the enterprise and data centers.

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, AMCC, AppliedMicro, X-Gene and Server on a Chip are trademarks or registered trademarks of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

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