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QLogic Picks AMCC

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ:AMCC), a global leader in optical transport, embedded Power Architecture(TM) processing and storage solutions, announced today that QLogic Corporation (NASDAQ:QLGC), a leading supplier of high performance storage networking solutions, has selected AMCC's PowerPC(R) 440SP storage processor for its new leadership SANbox 6140 Intelligent Storage Routers. The SANbox 6140 provides low cost, storage area network (SAN) connectivity services for the entire enterprise with performance to support up to 512 servers and wizard-based configuration.

The AMCC PowerPC 440SP storage processor enables the new QLogic(R) storage router products to deliver unmatched performance, flexibility for SAN connectivity by routing standard Ethernet, via iSCSI, to a Fibre Channel controller for simultaneous storage access from Fibre Channel and Ethernet-based networks. With multiple PCI-X version 2.0 interfaces, on-chip double data rate (DDR I/DDR II) SDRAM controller, a high bandwidth internal crossbar bus structure, optional RAID acceleration engine, and a rich peripheral mix, the PowerPC 440SP processor is ideally suited for SAN equipment.

"We are pleased to have been selected by QLogic for their new advanced Intelligent Storage Router family. QLogic is clearly solving the SAN customer connectivity challenges and the PowerPC 440SP is a key factor in their product differentiation," said Sam Fuller, Vice President of Marketing at AMCC. "The high performance, wide range of features and flexibility of our PowerPC 440SP is helping QLogic deliver a product that offers significant competitive advantage. Customer wins of this nature validate the leadership position of AMCC's Power Architecture storage processor products."

Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC)