MoCA Adds Another Silicon Vendor In AMCC

San Ramon, California, UNITED STATES

SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 29, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC) is adding to the silicon strength that now characterizes the Multimedia over Coax Alliance MoCA(tm)) by becoming its 10th silicon vendor.

AMCC's products and technologies have found a home in the processing and transport of voice, data and video over a variety of topologies, protocols, architectures and network environments. Their membership further adds to the diversity of chip vendors with insight and market penetration in all aspects of home networking and multimedia processing.

"We believe technologies that enable the lowest operational expense will speed the adoption for triple-play services consisting of voice, video and data, and future enhanced services in the home," said Subhash C. Roy, CTO, Transport Products, AMCC. "MoCA represents the most promising of these technologies for deterministic, guaranteed bandwidth for these converged networks. AMCC is well poised to capitalize on this rapidly growing opportunity and ecosystem."

"AMCC, with its expertise in network and multimedia processing, is a welcome addition to MoCA's silicon vendor membership," said Ladd Wardani, president of MoCA. "AMCC can develop MoCA technology in a well-known and level playing field, including a defined RAND licensing environment and the ability to certify compliance of their designs."

Membership in MoCA provides access to MoCA's intellectual property under reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) licensing terms, as well as the ability to certify MoCA compliance of designs, and therefore assures the industry of a standards-based solution. The full MAC/PHY v1.0 specification, ongoing certification waves, RAND licensing environment and membership by all the key MoCA intellectual property holders, assures any chip vendor or other entity that they will develop MoCA technology and products in a well-known and level playing field, and then be able to certify end products to show their MoCA compliance.

About AMCC

AMCC provides the essential building blocks for the processing, moving and storing of data worldwide, and is the leading vendor of high-port count Serial ATA RAID controllers enabling low-cost, high-performance, high-capacity storage. AMCC blends systems and software expertise to deliver high-performance, high capacity SATA storage solutions for emerging storage applications such as disk-to-disk backup, near-line storage, network-attached storage (NAS), video, and high-performance computing. AMCC solutions are used by enterprises, ISPs, small and medium businesses, and consumers worldwide.

The company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, with sales and engineering offices located throughout the world. For further information regarding AMCC, please visit our web site at

About MoCA

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA(tm)) is an open, industry-driven initiative promoting distribution of digital video and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home. MoCA technology provides the backbone for whole home entertainment networks of multiple wired and wireless products.

The MoCA BoD includes Comcast, Cox Communications, EchoStar Technologies, Entropic Communications, Linksys, Motorola, Panasonic, RadioShack, Toshiba and Verizon. For more information, please visit

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