Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (also known as AppliedMicro, AMCC or APM) is a fabless semiconductor company designing network and embedded Power ISA (including a Power ISA license), and server processor ARM architecture (including an ARMv8-A license), optical transport and Computer storage products.
In 2009, AppliedMicro changed their branding from AMCC to AppliedMicro, but still retain the name "Applied Micro Circuits Corporation" officially.
In 2011, AppliedMicro became the first company to implement the ARMv8-A architecture with its X-Gene Platform. In November 2012 at ARM TechCon, AppliedMicro demonstrated advanced web search capabilities and the ability to handle big data workloads in an Apache Hadoop software environment with the X-Gene Platform using FPGA emulation. A silicon implementation of X-Gene was first exhibited publicly in June 2013.
In April 2016, information about the forthcoming X-Gene 3 server chips was made available. The release schedule is for the second half of 2017. The company projected an improved performance, over the X-Gene 2, that with allow it to better compete with servers using the x86-64 architecture.http://semiaccurate.com/2016/04/25/appliedmicros-x-gene-3-aims-for-intels-e5-xeons/
Since purchasing the IBM PowerPC 400 family (under the 405 and 440 series product names), AppliedMicro has developed the 460 series with 440 CPU, and a multicore Power architecture devices.
In January 2008, the AppliedMicro PowerPC 405EX was awarded Product of the Year 2007, by Electronic Product magazine.
In October 2011, AppliedMicro announced its X-Gene Platform, an ARM 64-bit solution aimed at cloud and enterprise servers.
|April 1998||Ten Mountain Design||transceiver design|
|March 1999||Cimaron Communications||SONET chips||$115M in stock|
|April 2000||Yuni Networks||terabit switch fabrics||$241M in stock|
|April 2000||Chameleon Technologies||Fibre Channel and SONET products|
|April 2000||PBaud Logic Inc.||SONET and forward-error-correction|
|September 2000||Silutia||CMOS mixed-signal design||566,000 shares of stock|
|October 2000||MMC Networks||network processors||$4500M in stock|
|March 2001||Raleigh Technology Corporation (RTC)||Ethernet QoS ASICs|
|September 2003||PowerPRS product line from IBM||switch fabrics||$47M|
|December 2003||JNI||Fibre Channel products||$196M in cash|
|April 2004||PowerPC 400 series product line from IBM||embedded microprocessors||$227M in cash|
|April 2004||3ware||RAID controllers||$150M in cash|
|August 2006||Quake Technologies||10 Gb Ethernet transceivers||$69M in cash|