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AppliedMicro's X-Gene(R) 64-Bit ARM Technology Coming Home to TSMC

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced that TSMC, a leading semiconductor foundry, will leverage AppliedMicro's innovative X-Gene® processor technology integrated within HP's Moonshot platform as a cost and power saving option for implementing an open source Memcached solution.

"Since becoming our manufacturing partner in 2011, TSMC has enabled AppliedMicro to optimize the performance and power-efficiency of the X-Gene processor's unique 64-bit architecture with their world-class technology," said John Williams, vice president of marketing for AppliedMicro. "We're excited to see customers like TSMC seeing the ecosystem readiness of 64-bit X-Gene-based ARM solutions."

AppliedMicro's X-Gene technology is in production today in a range of leading OEM and ODM storage and compute platforms enabling IT organizations to implement power-efficient, high performance solutions for the key workloads driving enterprise and cloud data centers with significant reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO).

"We are glad to see AppliedMicro's success with HP," said Stephen T. Tso, senior vice president of IT at TSMC. "The X-Gene processor in HP's Moonshot platform addresses the performance and power consumption needs for a cache system to increase overall system performance, and have established X-Gene-based platforms as an alternative for open source Memcached implementations."

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 Santa Clara, California. www.apm.com.

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

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