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Expansion of relationship supports rapid adoption of SATA RAID technology in servers, workstations and vertical markets.

CEBIT, HANNOVER, GERMANY, 10th March 2005. AMCC has appointed Bell Microproducts as a distributor for the entire range of 3ware SATA RAID controllers across the whole of Europe. Bell Micro will provide logistics and technical support for both resellers and larger OEMs, and will be responsible for sales to vertical applications as well as conventional server and PC markets. The announcement extends existing agreements; Bell Microproducts has also distributed the SATA RAID controllers in the UK since 2003.

Industry analysts predict that SATA will grow strongly in the next few years, accounting for 25% of the multiuser disc storage market by 2006 from a share of only 6% in 2003. Bell will provide local sales and technical assistance from all their European locations to support the growing requirement for high performance, high capacity, reliable SATA RAID storage. Bell has offices in eleven European countries including Germany, Italy, France, Sweden and the UK.

“The growth of SATA RAID has exploded throughout our customer base,” said Tom Ellis, European Business Manager for Bell Microproducts. “Our partnership with AMCC allows us to offer the highest performance hardware RAID solution available today. There is strong demand for this technology in a range of vertical markets – from disk-to-disk backup and security to network-attached storage – as well as in Intel and Linux based servers.”

“Bell Microproducts has already been a key -partner in driving our business in the USA and UK. We are pleased to work with a partner that is recognised by resellers and OEMs as one of the most efficient and professional distributors in the industry,” said Michael Joyce, Worldwide Director of Channel Marketing for AMCC. “By extending this relationship across Europe, we are able to support the rapidly expanding demand for hardware-based SATA RAID technology, and drive growth in key market segments.”

AMCC Product Support
The 3ware 9000 Series SATA RAID controllers are available worldwide in 12, 8, and 4-port configurations for VARs, OEMs and system builders. The controllers ship with a 3-year warranty and are compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 2003/XP/2000, Red Hat® Linux, SuSE® Linux, and FreeBSD operating systems. For additional information, please visit www.3ware.com.

About AMCC
AMCC provides the essential building blocks for the processing, moving and storing of information worldwide. The company blends systems and software expertise with high-performance, high-bandwidth silicon integration to deliver silicon, hardware and software solutions for global wide area networks (WAN), embedded applications, storage area networks (SAN), and high-growth storage markets such as Serial ATA (SATA) RAID. AMCC's corporate headquarters are located in San Diego, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world. For further information regarding AMCC, please visit our web site at http://www.amcc.com.

For further information please contact:

Michael Joyce
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
Tel: +1 408 523 1000
E-mail: mjoyce@amcc.com

Helen Nixon
Napier Partnership Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1243 531123
E-mail: helen@napier.co.uk


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