AMCC Adds Power

AMCC PowerPC 460GTx increases performance and bandwidth for networking and telecommunication applications

June 18, 2008

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ:AMCC), a global leader in embedded Power Architecture(TM) processing, optical transport, and storage solutions, announced the newest member of its embedded processor family, the PowerPC(R) 460GTx. Based on the Power Architecture standard, the PowerPC 460GTx processor combines a performance optimized PowerPC core with a high-bandwidth memory and I/O subsystem to support demanding embedded processing applications. Protecting the software investment customers made in AMCC's PowerPC 440 processor family, the PowerPC 460GTx provides a high- performance migration path for customers using the AMCC PowerPC 440GX and 460GT processors.

The PowerPC 460GTx offers advanced features including four Gigabit Ethernet ports with TCP/IP assist, 801.p- and q-compatible QoS, encryption/decryption engine, high-performance memory controller and high-speed I/O subsystem. The unique combination of high-performance features are designed to meet the demanding requirements of the networking, wireless infrastructure, and general purpose control applications.

"With high integration and speeds of up to 1.4GHz, the PowerPC 460GTx meets the needs of demanding networking applications," said Linley Gwennap, principal analyst of The Linley Group. "AMCC has accelerated its pace of product introductions, building a broad portfolio of Power Architecture processors."

In a separate release:

LAS VEGAS -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC), a global leader in optical transport, embedded Power Architecture(R) processing, and storage solutions, today announced a collaboration with Menara Networks, an optical Ethernet transport system specialist, to demonstrate OTN connection interoperability allowing next generation OTN-enabled open solutions with unprecedented flexibility.

Menara Networks' Kilimanjaro-100 OTN 300-pin optical module will be demonstrated live seamlessly interoperating with AMCC's Pemaquid OTN Mapper device, June 16-19 in AMCC's booth #SL1009 at NXTcomm08 in the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Menara Networks' Kilimanjaro-100 optical module is the industry's only 100% MSA-compliant full C- and L-band tunable, 300-pin optical transceiver with an integrated OTN framer, enhanced forward error correction and electronic dispersion compensation. Designed for seamless operation within existing 300-pin host platforms, Menara's Kilimanjaro-100 System-in-a-Module is a flexible, multi-rate MSA supporting G.709 framed OTU2 transmission for OC-192, 10GbE LAN/WAN PHY and 10G Fiber Channel host side interfaces. Additionally, Kilimanjaro-100 supports G.Supplement 43 Section 7.3 GFP mapping, providing full rate 10G Ethernet payload transmissions within a standardized G.709 OTU2 10.709Gbps frame. Menara Networks' Kilimanjaro-100 supports an 8.6dB coding gain, strong FEC compatibility with AMCC's EFEC algorithm for high-performance networks, and the G.975 Reed Solomon 255,239 FEC standard for metro and regional network interoperability.

Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (Nasdaq: AMCC)

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