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AMCC Adds to Board

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Applied Micro
Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC) today announced that Donald Colvin
has been elected to AMCC's board of directors. Mr. Colvin's addition
brings the board of directors to a total of seven members.

"We are very pleased to have Mr. Colvin join our board of directors,"
said Cesar Cesaratto, Chairman of the Board of AMCC. "His extensive
experience leading finance and accounting operations for global
semiconductor companies will greatly benefit the Company's board and
management team."

Donald Colvin is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and
Treasurer of ON Semiconductor, a company that engages in the design,
manufacture, and marketing of power and data management semiconductors,
and standard semiconductor components worldwide. Prior to joining ON
Semiconductor in March 2003, Mr. Colvin was Vice President Finance and
Chief Financial Officer of Atmel Corporation -- a manufacturer of
advanced semiconductors -- since 1998. Prior to this, he served as
Chief Financial Officer for a subsidiary of Atmel. Between 1985 and
1995, Mr. Colvin held various positions with European Silicon
Structures (ES2) and was Chief Financial Officer from 1990 - 1995.
While with Motorola Semiconductors Europe -- between 1977 and 1985 --
Mr. Colvin held various financial management positions in the U.K.,
Switzerland and France.

Mr. Colvin holds a B.A. (Honors) in Economics and an M.B.A. from the
University of Strathclyde. Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC)