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4555 Great America Parkway

6th Floor

Santa Clara, CA 95054

United States

Phone: 408-542-8600

Fax: 408-542-8601

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation provides silicon solutions for next-generation cloud infrastructure and data centers; and connectivity products for edge, metro, and long haul communications equipment in the United States and internationally. The company’s products serve two target markets, Computing and Connectivity. The company’s Computing products include the X-Gene family of server processors, each based on the ARMv8 64-bit Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), which target mainstream cloud and data center infrastructure, including hyperscale, telco, enterprise and high performance computing. The company also offers embedded computing products, which include its HeliX family of processors, based on the ARM 64-bit ISA, and its PowerPC products, based on Power Architecture. Its embedded Computing products are deployed in various applications, including networking and telecom, enterprise storage, data center and industrial applications. The Connectivity portion of the company’s business provides high-speed, high-bandwidth, high-reliability communications products to network equipment manufacturers. They include the company’s X-Weave family of products, designed to meet the needs of service providers and public cloud, private cloud, and enterprise data centers. ARM-based Server Processors The X-Gene family of server processors provides an alternative to the incumbent X86 architecture. X-Gene is the ARM 64-bit processor family. The company’s X-Gene 1 and X-Gene 2 system-on-a-chip (SoC) products offer eight custom cores running at up to 2.8GHz, coupled with a large memory subsystem, and networking and storage interfaces. These processors are used in various data center, storage and high-performance computing applications. They have also served as the primary platform for all ARM 64-bit software ecosystem enablement. X-Gene 3 builds upon this foundation of two generations of server products by combining 32 high-performance ARMv8-compatible CPU cores in a single socket to deliver performance competitive with mainstream high-end Xeon E5/ E7 processors in a similar thermal design power envelope. There is a hardware and software ecosystem available and in development for X-Gene. The ecosystem includes a multitude of software, hardware, systems and services companies that are engaged in the development, adoption or promotion of technology that supports ARM 64-bit server technology. Embedded Computing Products The company’s HeliX embedded processor products are based on its custom ARM 64-bit cores, leveraging intellectual property and experience derived from its development of X-Gene. HeliX 1 and HeliX 2 offer four to eight custom cores running at up to 2.4GHz, with integrated networking and storage interfaces, and are being designed and deployed in various applications, including networking and telecom, enterprise storage, data center, and industrial applications. The combination of the company’s high performance custom cores, the right mix of peripherals and accelerators and the proven leadership and maturity of its 64-bit ARM implementation enables it to drive the convergence of embedded markets from multiple architectures (MIPS, PowerPC and ARM 32-bit ISA) to a 64-bit ARM platform. The company continue to sell its PowerPC products into various applications, including wireless access points, residential gateways, network attached storage, network switches and routers, and multi-function printers. Connectivity Products The Connectivity portion of the company’s business includes a range of networking physical layer devices (PHY), including mixed-signal and optical transport network (OTN) framer and mapper solutions that are high-speed, high-bandwidth, high-reliability communications products. Its highly integrated framer-PHY silicon solutions are used in high-speed optical network equipment, including routers, switches and transponders. For OTN applications, the company’s framer products incorporate its forward error correction technology to significantly improve reach. The X-Weave family of connectivity products, which consist of framer/mapper, secure Ethernet and PAM4 SoCs, is designed to

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