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AMCC, Silicon Image Ally on NAS

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC), a global leader in embedded Power Architecture processing, optical transport and storage solutions, and Silicon Image, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIMG), a leader in semiconductors and intellectual property for the secure storage, distribution and presentation of high-definition content, today announced a working alliance to provide Network Attached Storage (NAS) reference designs based on AMCC Power Architecture based processors and Silicon Image’s SATA controllers and port multipliers. AMCC and Silicon Image will provide the building blocks to deliver network storage solutions including AMCC’s 405EX, 440SPe and the recently announced 460SX and Silicon Image’s Sil 3132 and Sil3726.

AMCC provides a broad range of processors based on the Power Architecture, allowing system designers to implement compatible NAS products that scale from home to enterprise-class solutions. One example is the PowerPC 405EX, that combines the proven performance of the market leading PowerPC 405 processor core with a high performance suite of peripherals and interfaces. The PowerPC 405EX is ideal for applications such as SOHO and consumer NAS systems that require exceptional performance, small foot print, and low power. Another example is the PowerPC 460EX processor. With speeds of up to 1.0GHz as well as a robust peripheral set, the PowerPC 460EX is ideally suited to a wide range of SMB-class NAS applications. For high-performance enterprise-class solutions, the 440SPe and 460SX Storage processors provide best-in-class system performance, high-bandwidth I/O subsystems, and high throughput hardware accelerated RAID 5 and RAID 6 functionality.

“We are pleased to announce our strategic alliance with Silicon Image,” said Charlie Ashton, Director of Enablement at AMCC. “The products from our two companies are highly synergistic and complementary, so we are confident that our NAS customers will benefit from the results of this close cooperation, such as optimized reference designs.”

Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC)