AMCC Multilane Connectors Named Connectivity Product of the Year by Storage Magazine

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) [NASDAQ: AMCC], was awarded the Connectivity Product of the Year award for its innovative Multilane SATA RAID connection system at the 2005 Storage Awards (The Storries) gala dinner in London, England. The awards are organized by Storage Magazine the UKs number one IT storage magazine with the winners determined by votes from the readership of the magazine.

Storage continues to be a huge challenge in todays business climate, said Stuart Leigh, editor of Storage Magazine. The Multilane connection system has made high-capacity SATA RAID storage devices more reliable and easier to manufacture.

The Multilane connection system is designed for high capacity industrial environments, where space and airflow are at a premium. This groundbreaking design increases reliability and simplifies installation and routing via an innovative cabling solution for large-scale configurations. Available on 8- and 12-port 3ware 9000 series SATA RAID controllers, Multilane provides a highly reliable, locking cable/connector system that combines 4 SATA ports into one on the controller side. Multilane is widely supported with compatible backplanes offered by several chassis vendors.

The Storries are particularly important awards as the winners are determined by votes from people actually working in the industry, said Michael Joyce, director of marketing for AMCC Storage. We are proud that the benefits of the Multilane connection system have been so widely recognized and implemented by VARs and integrators. Multilane is truly an enabling technology that is expanding SATA RAID installations into high capacity, high performance, cost sensitive storage environments at the enterprise level.

AMCC 3ware 9000 Series
The 3ware 9000 Series SATA RAID controllers are built on StorSwitch, the companys innovative switched RAID architecture for scalable performance. The current 9000 series provides scaleable capacity of up to 4.8 TB per controller, using 400 GB drives, and total system capacity limited only to available PCI slots. Advanced RAID features such as online-capacity-expansion, RAID level migration and multi-LUN support provide high levels of data protection, availability and reliability. AMCCs advanced hardware RAID architecture enhances overall system performance and features both an on-board processor and an integrated RAID ASIC that offloads RAID controller functions from the host CPU, which allows the server to focus on its core applications.

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