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AMCC Receives Outstanding Customer Support, Outstanding Engineering Support Awards from Brocade

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 2006--Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) (NASDAQ:AMCC) today announced the company has recently received two awards from Brocade (NASDAQ:BRCD), Outstanding Customer Support and Outstanding Engineering Support, for its close collaboration with Brocade in supporting the integration of AMCC's industry-leading PowerPC(R) product line in Brocade's SilkWorm family of SAN connectivity platforms. The awards were presented to AMCC's President and CEO, Kambiz Hooshmand, by Brocade's Vice President of Operations, Luc Moyen, at Brocade's headquarters in San Jose, Calif. last month.

"The level of support and hands-on expertise provided by AMCC is almost unparalleled in this industry," said Brocade's Moyen. "Brocade has been using AMCC's PowerPC solutions for several years in our SilkWorm family of SAN infrastructure solutions that simplify the deployment and management of SANs while providing high ROI. We're pleased to see that the dedication of the engineering and customer support teams continues to be so strong."

"We value our long-term relationship with Brocade, an industry leader in SAN and application infrastructure management solutions, and are honored to have received these awards," said Brian Wilkie, vice president and assistant general manager, Integrated Communications Products, at AMCC. "We strive to provide the best customer and engineering support possible, and work closely with our customers to deliver a winning combination of best-in-class solutions coupled with industry and technical expertise to ensure their future success."

The award-winning AMCC PowerPC 405 and 440 families have proven, best-in-class-technology and have achieved mass-market acceptance from major networking, storage and consumer OEMs. An extensive ecosystem of industry-leading partners provide operating systems, development tools, embedded software, board-level products, design services and technical training. More information can be found at http://www.amcc.com/Embedded.

About AMCC

AMCC is a global leader in network and embedded PowerPC processing, optical transport and storage solutions. Our products enable the development of converged IP-based networks offering high-speed secure data, high-definition video and high-quality voice for carrier, metropolitan, access and enterprise applications. AMCC provides networking equipment vendors with industry-leading network and communications processing, Ethernet, SONET and switch fabric solutions. AMCC is also the leading vendor of high-port count SATA RAID controllers enabling low-cost, high-performance, high-capacity storage. AMCC's corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, 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.

AMCC is a registered trademark of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. The PowerPC name and logo are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation and used under license therefrom.

CONTACT: Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
Rich Flair, 572-372-1711
rflair@amcc.com
or
The Ardell Group
Angela Edgerton, 858-792-2941
angela@ardellgroup.com

SOURCE: Applied Micro Circuits Corporation



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