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Altera and AppliedMicro Will Cooperate on Joint Solutions for High Growth Data Center Market

Altera and AppliedMicro Will Cooperate on Joint Solutions for High Growth Data 
Center Market 
Collaboration Aims to Couple Altera Stratix(R) FPGAs With
AppliedMicro X-Gene(TM) Server on a Chip(TM) Offerings 
SAN JOSE, CA and SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/15/13 -- 
Altera(R) Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) and Applied Micro Circuits
Corporation (NASDAQ: AMCC), also known as AppliedMicro, today
announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding designed to
result in the joint development and marketing of optimized solutions
for data center applications. The strategic cooperation initiative
will enable the two companies to combine advanced Altera FPGAs with
silicon solutions from AppliedMicro, including the company's full
line of connectivity and ARM(R) 64-bit X-Gene Server on a Chip
products.  
"This agreement underscores our continued focus on enabling
integrated, purpose-built solutions for our data center OTN
customers," said George Jones, vice president, co-GM, Connectivity
Products of AppliedMicro. "Combining Altera's advanced FPGA
technology with our X-Gene Server on a Chip, Gearbox, PQX and QPSK
products will provide our customers with highly optimized,
cost-effective designs for next-generation data center
infrastructure." 
The collaboration will include shared efforts on system solution
definition, co-development of reference designs and supporting
software development. The resulting designs will combine the robust
silicon and software from AppliedMicro with the performance and
flexibility advantages of Altera's FPGAs. 
"We believe the combination of the AppliedMicro processing and
connectivity solutions with our FPGA technology will result in some
of the industry's most innovative, flexible and high-performance
solutions for data-center and OTN applications," said Scott Bibaud,
senior vice president and general manager, Communication and
Broadcast Division at Altera. "This cooperation will deliver
optimized solutions in a highly attractive cost structure for our
mutual customers." 
The strategic cooperation initiative provides for the closely-coupled
definition and development of solutions for high throughput data
center server, storage and connectivity. Specifically, the companies
intend to develop solutions that combine the AppliedMicro ARM 64-bit
X-Gene processor offerings and advanced FPGAs from Altera.  
The combined technologies will facilitate rapid adoption across
enterprise networking platforms, next generation data centers and
storage. The cooperation will span from hardware to software,
providing the basis for extremely fast-turn designs in these multiple
application areas. 
About AppliedMicro
 Applied Micro Circuits Corporation 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. 
About Altera
 Altera programmable solutions enable system and
semiconductor companies to rapidly and cost-effectively innovate,
differentiate and win in their markets. Find out more about Altera's
FPGA, CPLD and ASIC devices at www.altera.com. Follow Altera via
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Altera, the Altera logo, and all other words that are identified as
trademarks are, unless noted otherwise, Registered, U.S. Patent and
Trademark Office, and the trademarks of Altera Corporation in the
U.S. and other countries. Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, AMCC,
AppliedMicro, X-Gene, and System on a Chip are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. All
other product or service names are the property of their respective
holders. 
Editor Contacts: 
Sue Martenson 
Altera Corporation 
(408) 544-8158 
smartens@altera.com  
Diane Orr
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
(408) 358-1617
diane@orr-co.com