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AppliedMicro Introduces X-Tend(TM): Breakthrough Scale-Out Interconnect Technology

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions, today announced the availability of X-Tend™ interconnect technology, enabling multiple generations of X-Gene® SoCs to be connected seamlessly with large, elastic memory pools.

Emerging data center workloads, including data mining, real-time analytics, predictive analysis and machine learning, demand minimal latency with just-in-time, elastic provisioning of compute and memory resources. Comprised of on-chip and software components, X-Tend connects multiple X-Gene nodes to each other while presenting multiple terabytes of shared DRAM memory as a single cluster.

"The work that went into AppliedMicro's X-Tend interconnect is a real engineering accomplishment," said Jimmy Pike, technologist in residence at Moor Insights and Strategy. "The promise of X-Tend to provide a single interconnect system that serves as the physical layer for large scale-out solutions and at the same time provide the means for virtual scale-up solutions represents a substantial step forward for AppliedMicro and the ARM server ecosystem."

"X-Tend utilizes open standards, including PCI Express, to provide multi-socket configurations with a single symmetric multiprocessor OS image, accessing huge memory pools with very low latency," said Paramesh Gopi, president and CEO, AppliedMicro. "On-demand scale-up capability is particularly applicable to compute-intensive workloads like high-performance computing and advanced search algorithms."

X-Tend evaluation platforms are already shipping to AppliedMicro's customers. Additionally, the company will feature a live demonstration of X-Tend in booth No. 3103 at SC15 in Austin, Texas, Nov. 16 - Nov. 19, 2015.

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 Contacts: Mike Major Applied Micro Circuits Corporation Phone: (408) 542-8831 mmajor@apm.com Jennifer Grabowski Racepoint Global for Applied Micro Circuits Corporation Phone: +1-617-624-3231 APM@racepointglobal.com

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