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. Products and Customers The company develops products for computing and high-speed connectivity. These products are used in various communications and other networking applications, such as the infrastructure for data centers, wide area networks, carrier access networks, and enterprise networks. Its products include the X-Gene ARM 64-bit Server on a Chip solution, or X-Gene. Server on a Chip Products: X-Gene is the ARM 64-bit Server on a Chip platform in production, featuring eight high-performance cores operating at up to 2.4GHz, coupled with network and storage offload engines and integrated Ethernet. X-Gene represents a grounds-up server silicon solution modified for the rapid growth of structured and unstructured compute requirements in next generation data centers. Embedded Computing Products: The company’s embedded processors are deployed in various critical applications in target markets such as wireless LAN, residential, data centers, and enterprise. In networking equipment such as edge, core and enterprise routers, its embedded processors handle overall system maintenance and management functions. The company’s processors are also targeted at large opportunities in RAID storage processing, multi-function printers and various other embedded applications. The company’s HeliX family of products is based on the ARM ISA and represents the future of its new embedded processor offerings. Connectivity Products: The connectivity portion of its business includes an array of physical layer (PHY), framer and mapper solutions. The company’s highly integrated framer-PHY silicon solutions transmit and receive signals and are used in high-speed optical network infrastructure equipment. For Optical Transport Network (OTN) applications, its framer products incorporate its forward error correction (FEC) technology to significantly improve reach. In 2013, the company announced the X-Weave family of connectivity products, designed to meet the needs of public cloud, private cloud and enterprise data centers. The X-Weave family includes products spanning 100Gbps to 240Gbps of throughput with unique multi-protocol features and high density. Research and Development As of March 31, 2015, the company expensed $107.2 million on research and development activities. Sales and Marketing The company sells its products both directly and through a network of independent manufacturers' representatives and distributors. Intellectual Property The company holds approximately 328 issued patents, which principally cover aspects of the design and architecture of its integrated circuit (IC) and enterprise storage products. In addition, the company has approximately 171 inventions in various stages of the patenting process in the United States and abroad. Trademarks In the United States, the company’s trademarks and registered trademarks include AppliedMicro, AMCC, APM, X-Gene, X-Weave, HeliX, Server on a Chip, Cloud Server, Cloud Processor, OTNsec, Arming the Cloud, HardSilicon, and X-C1, among others. Competition In the embedded computing silicon solutions market, the company competes with technology companies, such as Freescale Semiconductor, Cavium and Intel. In the connectivity silicon solutions market segment, the company competes primarily against companies such as Broadcom, Inphi and PMC-Sierra. History Applied Micro Circuits Corporation was founded in 1979. The company was incorporated in California in 1979 and was reincorporated in Delaware in 1987.
applied micro circuits corp
215 Moffett Park Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
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