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CEBIT, HANNOVER, GERMANY, March 10, 2005 -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) [NASDAQ: AMCC] is hosting a hardware-based Serial ATA RAID demonstration at CeBIT, featuring the latest SATA technology defined by the SATA II Working Group.

The new enterprise-class enhancements defined by the SATA II Working Group include Native Command Queuing (NCQ), Port Multiplication, Port Selection and ultra-fast 3Gbit/s line speeds. The technology demonstration is being shown at CeBIT in Hannover, March 10-16, in the SAN/NAS Exchange, Hall 1, Stand 7G2 Booth B1.

“CeBIT is the ideal venue to demonstrate how the latest SATA technology enables AMCC to deliver robust storage solutions with enterprise-class features,” said Scott Cleland, director of marketing at AMCC’s Storage Business Unit. “The rapid evolution of the SATA specification allows us to offer functionality that was generally only available in Fibre Channel and SCSI platforms.”

AMCC Storage will also display their industry-leading Multi-lane SATA RAID controllers, which feature a compact, high-reliability cabling system that combines four SATA ports into a single external connecter. Based on the same hardware, software and firmware architecture of the industry leading 9000 Series SATA RAID controllers, AMCC’s Multi-lane controllers support the deployment of up to 4.8 terabytes of high performance external SATA storage per controller for desktop and server expansion.

“The development of reliable Multi-lane technology by AMCC provides system integrators and solution providers with the flexibility to easily add large amounts of cost effective Serial ATA storage,” said Joseph Rabinovitz, President of JMR Electronics, Inc. “We have designed an enclosure specifically to support AMCC’s Multi-lane controllers, and to help accelerate the adoption of the Multi-lane external technology throughout the industry.”

AMCC’s Storage Business Unit will also be hosting the SATA-IO information booth. The Serial ATA International Organization (SATA-IO) is the group responsible for developing, managing and driving adoption of the Serial ATA specifications. Other members of the organization, will also be present at the booth to demonstrate Port Multiplication, Port Selection, 3Gb/s and Native Command Queuing.

“We are pleased to be able to support the Serial ATA International Organization at CeBIT,” said Barbara Murphy, vice president at AMCC’s Storage Business Unit.

“The success of the SATA standard is reinforced by the exciting new technologies we are demonstrating here at CeBIT, considered one of the world’s leading technology venues.”

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

For further information please contact:

Michael Joyce
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
Tel: +1 408 523 1000

Helen Nixon
Napier Partnership Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1243 531123

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