AMCC Demonstrates Leadership in 10GbE PHY Devices for Backplanes, Switches and Line Cards at Interop

LAS VEGAS—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 29, 2008— Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC), a global leader in embedded Power Architecture processing, optical transport and storage solutions, will demonstrate its technology leadership in 10GbE transport technology at Interop from April 27 to May 2 in the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas. AMCC transport components allow system builders to offer the cost-effective, high-performance, high-capacity delivery of enterprise and telecom traffic for both access and data center applications.

AMCCs industry-leading components provide innovative capabilities such as Electronic Dispersion Compensation (EDC), Forward Error Correction (FEC), serializer/deserializer (SerDes), CDR (Clock and Data Recovery) and FRACn. These features enable efficient, high-performance, low-power building blocks for the highly integrated components that AMCC provides to system vendors, OEMs and ODMs worldwide. These devices enable systems to communicate faster and transport higher densities of data traffic with less design complexity and fewer chips, allowing businesses to innovate, create a competitive edge and significantly reduce time-to-market.

At booth #458, AMCC will demonstrate its recently introduced and sampling Pemaquid/S19258, a XAUI-to-XFI 10G LAN/WAN/OTN Framer/Mapper/PHY device for 10GbE, 10G Fibre Channel, WIS (OC-192/STM-64) and OTU2 network applications. The Pemaquid S19258 enables cost-effective carrier Ethernet solutions for the Metro WDM transport network.

Carrier service providers desire to migrate from traditional SONET/SDH transmission equipment to carrier-grade Ethernet equipment and Ethernet-to-Optical Transport Network (OTN) services. The migration requires cost-effective silicon and Pemaquid is the first physical layer device on the market to enable Ethernet-to-OTN convergence. Prior to the availability of Pemaquid, service providers had to back-end Carrier Ethernet and switch/router platforms with DWDM equipment to enter and exit optical transport networks.

The demonstration will show how 10GbE traffic is generated and mapped into either an OTU-2 or SONET/SDH (OC-192/STM-64) 10G serial signal, and transported out over 120km of fiber before being looped back into Pemaquid. Received 10GbE traffic is checked by the companys Hawthorne evaluation board for error-free transmission and displayed on a GUI. The AMCC booth will also feature its partnership activity with several customers and partners.

AMCC will also display Pemaquid with Marvell in booth #1039 at Interop. The device will be connected to Marvells Prestera® Switch Platform.

In cooperation with the Ethernet Alliance, AMCC will demonstrate the QT2025 and the QT2025-1 XAUI-to-10Gb PHY/EDC devices live at booth #1567. The QT2025-1 supports the 10GBASE-SR/LR/LRM SFP+ optical modules and direct-attach twinax copper cables. The QT2025 supports 10GBASE-KR 10G serial backplane connectivity applications.

The QT2025-1/QT2025 devices are highly integrated ICs with EDC for 1GbE or 10GbE, Fibre Channel, LAN, WAN and SAN applications based on XFP, SFP/SFP+ optical transceiver modules and twinax cable. They are ideal for high port density 10G datacom Ethernet switches, NICs, and telecom line card applications. The QT2025 enables the upgrade of existing backplanes to 1Gbps or 10Gbps (10GBASE-KR) data rates.

About AMCC

AMCC provides leadership semiconductor solutions to process, transport, and store digital information for the world's wired and wireless networks. As a leading supplier of Power Architecture based processors and with world-class expertise in SONET and Ethernet protocol processing, PHY technology, Storage processors and RAID controllers our products are the foundation of the IP Communications Revolution. AMCC's 3ware® SAS and SATA RAID controllers deliver cost-effective, high-performance, high-capacity storage for enterprises and consumers worldwide in applications like disk-to-disk backup, near-line storage, network-attached storage (NAS), video, and high-performance computing. For further information regarding AMCC, please visit our website at

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This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as expects, anticipates, plans, believes, estimates, will or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the products discussed in this press release, are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the risk that the products may not be successfully or timely developed, completed or manufactured or achieve market acceptance, risks relating to general economic conditions, as well as the risks and uncertainties set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, and in the Company's other SEC filings. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and AMCC does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

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