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AMCC Intros Controllers

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) (NASDAQ:AMCC), the recognized leader in serial RAID storage, today announced the immediate availability of the 3ware(R) 9690SA Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controller.

The 3ware 9690SA offers configuration flexibility with three PCI Express low profile controller choices: eight internal ports, eight external ports, and four internal/four external ports. AMCC now offers a highly scalable 3ware serial storage product portfolio that includes 2- to 24-ports of SATA connectivity and maximized SAS expandability to up to 128 devices per controller. The SAS controllers include AMCC's unified RAID management interface and software suite, assuring users a simplified configuration experience with every 3ware controller, irrespective of its storage interface.

"AMCC is excited to add Serial Attached SCSI RAID controllers to our award-winning line up of 3ware serial storage products," said Scott Cleland, Director of Marketing for AMCC Storage. "We pioneered the way for SATA and we now capitalize on our time-proven serial storage expertise to take users from SCSI to SAS. The 9690SA offers customers superior hardware RAID performance and reliability. Most importantly, whether our customers require SAS, SATA or SAS/SATA connectivity, 3ware will provide the right tool for the job."

Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC)