Profile: Applied Micro Circuits Corp (AMCC.OQ)
26 Dec 2014
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC), incorporated on February 6, 1987, is a global computing and connectivity solutions for data centers and service providers. The Company operates in two segments: Computing and Connectivity. The Company’s products include the X-Gene ARM 64 bit Server on a Chip solution, along with the X-WeaveTM family of connectivity products, for cloud/hyperscale data center and enterprise applications. X-Weave products segments including 10, 40, and 100 gigabit per second (Gbps) solutions serving data center and service provider market opportunities. These connectivity products include devices for Optical Transport Network (OTN) equipment and physical layer (PHY) devices that transmit and receive signals in a high speed serial format.
Server on a Chip Product
In April 2013, the Company announced shipping samples of X-Gene to customers and partners. X-Gene represents a new, grounds-up Cloud Server solution tailored for the rapid growth of structured and unstructured compute requirements in next generation data centers. This platform consists of both X-Gene hardware and software components, including compilers, operating systems, virtualization and application software for multiple Tier 1 ecosystem partners.
Embedded Computing Products
The Company is the suppliers of embedded processors and SoCs. Its embedded processors are widely deployed in a variety of critical applications in target markets such as wireless local area network (LAN), residential, data centers and enterprise. During the fiscal year ended, March 31, 2012, it introduced the APM8669x Black Mamba, the highest performance member of its second generation of PACKETpro embedded processors. While PACKETpro is its second-generation of embedded processors, it is the first to feature offload acceleration of critical features at performance levels up to 1.3 gigahertz (GHz).
The Company’s high-speed connectivity products include a array of physical layer, framer and mapper solutions. Its mixed-signal PHY silicon solutions transmit and receive signals in a high-speed serial format. Its products are able to correctly receive these signals in challenging environments through the inclusion of dispersion compensation methodologies. The Company also design and market mixed-signal datacom 10Gbps Ethernet optical PHYs. These products, such as the QT2025 and the QT2225, are targeted at the higher volume data center switching and server markets served by system vendors such as Cisco, Dell, Fujitsu, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Juniper Networks and others. Its 10GBaseT (10Gbps Copper Ethernet) technology appeals to the same customer base, enabling them to utilize existing copper cabling infrastructure, particularly in high growth data center environments.
The Company competes with Intel Xeon, Intel, AMD, Calxeda, Cavium, Freescale Semiconductor, Broadcom, PMC-Sierra and Texas Instruments.
Applied Micro Circuits Corp
215 Moffett Park Drive
SUNNYVALE CA 94089