Profile: Applied Micro Circuits Corp (AMCC.OQ)
23 Sep 2016
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC), incorporated on February 6, 1987, provides silicon solutions for cloud infrastructure and data centers, as well as connectivity products for edge, metro and long haul communications equipment. The Company's products serve Computing and Connectivity markets. Its Computing products include the X-Gene family of server processors, based on the ARMv8 64-bit Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), which target mainstream cloud and data center infrastructure, including hyperscale, telco, enterprise and high performance computing. The Company also offers embedded computing products, which include HeliX family of processors, based on the ARM 64-bit ISA and its PowerPC products, based on Power Architecture. Its embedded Computing products are deployed in various applications, including networking and telecom, enterprise storage, data center and industrial applications. The Connectivity business includes X-Weave family of products for service providers and public cloud, private cloud and enterprise data centers.
The X-Gene family of server processors provide an alternative to the X86 architecture. X-Gene is an ARM 64-bit processor family. The Company's X-Gene 1 and X-Gene 2 system-on-a-chip (SoC) products offer over eight custom cores running at approximately 2.8 gigahertz (GHz), coupled with a large memory subsystem, and networking and storage interfaces. These processors are used in a range of data centers, storage and high-performance computing (HPC) applications. They have also served as the primary platform for various ARM 64-bit software ecosystem enablement. X-Gene 3 builds upon this foundation of two generations of server products by combining 32 high-performance ARMv8-compatible central processing unit (CPU) cores in a single socket to deliver high-end Xeon E5/ E7 processors in a similar thermal design power envelope.
The Company's HeliX embedded processor products are based on its custom ARM 64-bit cores. HeliX 1 and HeliX 2 offer four to eight custom cores running at approximately 2.4GHz, with integrated networking and storage interfaces, and are being designed and deployed in a range of applications, including networking and telecom, enterprise storage, data center, and industrial applications. The Company sells its PowerPC products into a range of applications, including wireless access points, residential gateways, network attached storage, network switches and routers, and multi-function printers. The Connectivity portion of its business includes a range of networking physical layer devices (PHY), including mixed-signal and Optical Transport Network (OTN) framer and mapper solutions. Its integrated framer-PHY silicon solutions are used in high-speed optical network equipment, including routers, switches and transponders. For OTN applications, its framer products incorporate its forward error correction (FEC) technology. The X-Weave family of connectivity products consists of framer/mapper, secure Ethernet and PAM4 SoCs for public cloud, private cloud and enterprise data centers.
The Company competes with AMD, Qualcomm, Intel, NXP, Cavium, Broadcom, Microsemi and Inphi.
Applied Micro Circuits Corp
4555 Great America Pkwy Ste 601
SANTA CLARA CA 95054-1288