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AppliedMicro Announces the Availability of X-C1(TM) Development Kits Featuring X-Gene(TM), the World's First ARMv8 64-bit Server-on-a-Chip(R) Solution

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), also known as AppliedMicro, today announced the immediate availability of its X-C1™ Development Kits , low-cost, low-power development systems featuring the company's innovative X-Gene Server-on-a-Chip (SoC) solution. The systems come in two versions – Plus and Basic – and each provides a native ARM 64-bit environment for developers working on both mobile and server applications.

"Large cloud and enterprise customers as well as leading operating system vendors and independent software vendors have been using X-C1 development platforms for some time now. Today's announcement, coupled with our limited-time developer promotion, means the developer base utilizing X-Gene will expand substantially," said Gaurav Singh, VP Technology Strategy, AppliedMicro.

Key Features:

X-C1 Development Kit Plus

  • X-Gene 8-core ARM 64-bit CPU at 2.4 GHz
  • Interfaces on the board include 1GbE, 10GbE, SATA Gen3, PCIe Gen3, USB, SDIO and industry standard debug interfaces
  • Kit includes a Mini-ITX desktop chassis with power supply and 500GB SATA drive
  • Operating system offerings include AppliedMicro Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora and OpenSuse
  • Pricing: Standard MSRP is $2,495. With AppliedMicro's current developer promotion, qualified buyers can purchase the board for $1,395

X-C1 Development Kit Basic

  • X-Gene 8-core ARM 64-bit CPU at 1.6 GHz
  • Interfaces on the board include 1GbE, SATA Gen3, PCIe Gen3, USB, SDIO and industry standard debug interfaces
  • Kit includes Mini-ITX power supply and serial-USB FDTI console cable
  • Operating system offerings include AppliedMicro Linux, Ubuntu, Fedora and OpenSuse
  • Pricing: Standard MSRP is $1,495. With AppliedMicro's current developer promotion, qualified buyers can purchase the board for $895

The X-Gene-based X-C1 Development Kit may be ordered at www.apm.com. X-C1 Development Kit configurations will be on display and available for purchase at The Android Developer Conference, AppliedMicro booth no. 705, Hyatt Regency Burlingame, November 20-21, 2014.

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About AppliedMicro

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC) is a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions for next-generation cloud infrastructure and data centers. AppliedMicro delivers silicon solutions that dramatically lower total cost of ownership. Corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. www.apm.com.

(C) Copyright 2014, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. AppliedMicro, X-Gene, X-Weave, Server on a Chip, and Cloud Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Media Contact: Applied Micro Circuits Corporation Mike Major Phone: (408) 542-8831 E-mail: mmajor@apm.com

Source:Applied Micro Circuits Corporation