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Sunnyvale, Calif. and Hannover, Germany, March 3, 2008 - Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) [NASDAQ: AMCC], the global leader in serial RAID storage, will showcase recent advances in the industry’s broadest offering of serial RAID controllers in their 3ware® booth in Hall 2, Stand E40, Booth A5 at CeBIT, the world’s largest digital IT and telecommunications trade fair. AMCC will demonstrate award-winning SAS and SATA 3ware RAID controller families in both PC and Apple® MAC® environments. Visitors to the 3ware booth will see SAS and SATA RAID product demonstrations that highlight AMCC’s dedication to deliver controllers optimised specifically for each interface technology.

Three in-booth product demonstrations will spotlight 3ware’s capacity for providing hardware RAID controllers for unmatched performance and data protection to storage environments from the desktop to the data center. The first will show VMware® support on a 3ware 9690SA SAS/SATA controller in a Supermicro® enclosure using an LSI® SAS expander to demonstrate robust SAS compatibility and support for virtualisation and server consolidation.

Advanced Content Streaming (ACS), a new 3ware performance feature, will be demonstrated on a 3ware 9650SE SATA II RAID controller in an AIC SATA enclosure. This second product demonstration will underscore the continual advances in 3ware RAID performance technology. The new advanced caching algorithms will substantially enhance performance in many vertical applications that stream sequential data, such as video playback and editing.

The third demonstration will feature both a 3ware 9690SA SAS and a 3ware 9650SE SATA controller installed in an Apple Mac Pro. The SATA controller will be connected to the 3ware Sidecar, an external hardware RAID storage desktop box, to demonstrate newly announced Mac OS X Leopard® and Apple Time Machine® support. The installed SAS controller will be attached to a Xyratex® 1220 SAS enclosure with a Vitesse® SAS expander and 12 SAS drives to highlight expanded Apple support with 3ware SAS controllers.

“We are pleased to use CeBIT as the venue to demonstrate how 3ware continues to drive storage technology to new heights with SAS and SATA RAID innovations,” said Scott Cleland, Worldwide Director of Marketing for AMCC Storage. “Whether our customers require SAS, SATA, or combined SAS/SATA connectivity, 3ware will provide the right tool for the job.”

WHAT: See 3ware SAS and SATA RAID controllers in action at CeBIT
WHEN: 4th – 9th March, 2008
WHERE: Hall 2, Stand E40, Booth A5; Hannover Messe, Germany

About AMCC

AMCC blends systems and software expertise to provide the essential building blocks for the processing, moving and storing of data worldwide. AMCC is the #1 high-port count Serial ATA RAID controller supplier in the distribution channel. AMCC's 3ware product families of SAS and SATA RAID storage solutions deliver cost-effective, high-performance, high-capacity storage for enterprises and consumers worldwide in applications from the desktop to the data center. The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with offices throughout the world. For more information, visit


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Company Contact:

Ron Macleod
Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
Tel: +44 (0)161 232 6360

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