ARM, Red Hat and AppliedMicro Aim to Develop Disruptive 64-bit Server Platform

  ARM, Red Hat and AppliedMicro Aim to Develop Disruptive 64-bit Server

 Collaborate to Deliver Disruptive Hardware and Open Source Software for the
                      Cloud, Data Center and Enterprise

ARM TechCon 2012

Business Wire

CAMBRIDGE, England & RALEIGH, N.C. & SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- October 25, 2012

ARM, Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT) and Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
(NASDAQ:AMCC) today announced a collaboration that aims to develop a
disruptive 64-bit server design platform to dramatically lower the total cost
of ownership (TCO) of cloud computing, data centers and enterprises.

Fully compliant with the ARMv8 architecture, the AppliedMicro X-Gene™ Server
on a Chip™ has been purpose-built for cloud and enterprise server deployment
to deliver unprecedented low power, high performance and integration, with the
goal of changing the way servers are designed for cloud, data center and
enterprise applications.

Red Hat, the world’s leading provider of open source solutions, is actively
engaged in developing support within the Fedora community for the new 64-bit
ARMv8 architecture, also known as AArch64.

“We have a multi-year history in the ARM space, and already have our
community-powered Fedora Linux distribution running on AppliedMicro hardware
in our labs,” said Jon Masters, Chief ARM Architect at Red Hat. “Red Hat is
collaborating with AppliedMicro to enable support for ARM's 64-bit ARMv8
architecture used in the upcoming X-Gene Server-on-Chip designs. We aim to
have a remix of Fedora 19 available in time to support the roll out of that

“We are excited to support AppliedMicro’s innovation as it develops 64-bit ARM
powered server system-on-a-chips,” said Tom Cronk, deputy general manager,
processor division, ARM. “ARM’s business model is centered on partnership, and
this collaboration is a further example of ARM ensuring that a compelling
software ecosystem coalesces. The ecosystem will enable the industry to take
full advantage of the device innovation and integration underway for
deployment in the server market.”

“The X-Gene platform is designed to enable web front end, big data, search and
grid farm applications at a price/performance level previously not seen,” said
Vinay Ravuri, general manager, X-Gene, AppliedMicro. “Open source is a key
piece of the equation that, when combined with our fully integrated,
purpose-built Server-on-Chip, delivers the cost efficiency, power and
performance needed to serve evolving data center workloads. We believe this
collaboration with ARM and Red Hat will transform the cloud server market.”

A demonstration of the initial support for the X-Gene platform being added to
the Fedora Linux distribution will be held by Jon Masters, Chief ARM Architect
at Red Hat, at the upcoming 2012 ARM TechCon on November 1 at 11:00 a.m.
during a panel “ARM 64-bit Architecture and the Ecosystem: The Intersection of
Open Software and Hardware,” co-hosted by ARM and AppliedMicro.

About AppliedMicro

AppliedMicro is a global leader in energy conscious computing solutions for
public and enterprise clouds, telco, enterprise embedded applications, data
center, consumer and SMB applications. With a heritage of innovation in
high-speed connectivity and high-performance computing, AppliedMicro delivers
silicon solutions that dramatically lower total cost of ownership for service
provider and data center infrastructures. AppliedMicro's corporate
headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. Sales and engineering
offices are located throughout the world. For further information regarding
AppliedMicro, visit the company's Web site at

About ARM

ARM designs the technology that is at the heart of advanced digital products,
from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging,
automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering
includes RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling
software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products,
peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design
services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner
community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable
path to market for leading electronics companies. Find out more about ARM at

About Red Hat, Inc.

Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions,
using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud,
Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also
offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the
connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source
communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that
liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT.
Learn more at

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements provide current
expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any
statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact.
Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such
forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors,
including: risks related to delays or reductions in information technology
spending; the effects of industry consolidation; the ability of the Company to
compete effectively; uncertainty and adverse results in litigation and related
settlements; the integration of acquisitions and the ability to market
successfully acquired technologies and products; the inability to adequately
protect Company intellectual property and the potential for infringement or
breach of license claims of or relating to third party intellectual property;
the ability to deliver and stimulate demand for new products and technological
innovations on a timely basis; risks related to data and information security
vulnerabilities; ineffective management of, and control over, the Company's
growth and international operations; fluctuations in exchange rates; and
changes in and a dependence on key personnel, as well as other factors
contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (copies of which
may be accessed through the Securities and Exchange Commission's website at, including those found therein under the captions "Risk
Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and
Results of Operations". In addition to these factors, actual future
performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more
general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market
conditions and growth rates, economic and political conditions, governmental
and public policy changes and the impact of natural disasters such as
earthquakes and floods. The forward-looking statements included in this press
release represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release and
these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these
forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company
specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking
statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of
any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Red Hat is a trademark of Red Hat, Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S.
and other countries.

X-Gene, Server on a Chip, Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, AMCC,
AppliedMicro and the AppliedMicro logo are trademarks or registered trademarks
of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. All other product or service names are
the property of their respective owners.

ARM is a registered trademark of ARM Limited. Cortex, big.LITTLE and Mali are
trademarks of ARM Limited All other brands or product names are the property
of their respective holders. “ARM" is used to represent ARM Holdings plc; its
operating company ARM Limited; and the regional subsidiaries ARM Inc.; ARM KK;
ARM Korea Limited.; ARM Taiwan Limited; ARM France SAS; ARM Consulting
(Shanghai) Co. Ltd.; ARM Germany GmbH; ARM Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.;
ARM Norway, AS and ARM Sweden AB


Diane Orr, 408-358-1617
Andy Phillips, +44 7771 975925
Red Hat, Inc.
Stephanie Wonderlick, 571-421-8169
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.