AMCC's PowerPC 405EX Embedded Processor Named Product of the Year by Electronic Products Magazine
Power Architecture-Based Processor Garners Award for Innovative Advancements in Performance, Power Reduction and Security Needed by Next Generation Secure Wireless Access Points

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ:AMCC), a global leader in optical transport, embedded Power Architecture processing and storage solutions today announced it was honored with an Electronic Products Product of the Year award for its new PowerPC® 405EX embedded processor.

The editors of Electronic Products, a leading trade publication for electronic design engineers, evaluated thousands of products launched over the course of 2007. Winners were selected on the basis of design innovation, significant advancement in a technology or its application and substantial achievement in price/performance.

The PowerPC 405EX sets the new standard in terms of performance, low power, security and multi-platform support, making it ideal for next generation 801.11n (Wi-Fi®) and WiMAX applications or general embedded applications, said Sam Fuller, Vice President of Marketing for AMCC.

When we looked at the PowerPC 405EX and saw capabilities such as 900+ DMIPs performance, sub-2-W power dissipation, and an integrated hardware security engine that supports IPSec, SSL, and DTLS protocols, we were impressed, said Jim Harrison, West Coast Editor, Electronic Products Magazine. When you add to that dual PCI Express ports, dual GbE MACs, up to 484-Mbit/s USB 2.0, and a price tag under $17, we knew that AMCCs PowerPC 405EX was our clear choice for Product of the Year.

The 2007 Product of the Year Awards were announced in the January 2008 issue of Electronic Products (http://www.electronicproducts.com/ShowPage1.asp?FileName=poy.jan2008. html) (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.) with a cover feature and a brief description of each product. 2007 marks the 32nd anniversary of Electronic Products Product of the Year Awards, which began recognizing the best products in the industry in 1977.

About AMCC

AMCC provides leadership semiconductor solutions to process, transport, and store digital information for the world's wired and wireless networks. As a leading supplier of Power Architecture based processors and with world-class expertise in SONET and Ethernet protocol processing and PHY technology our products are the foundation of the IP Communications Revolution. For further information regarding AMCC, please visit our website at http://www.amcc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as expects, anticipates, plans, believes, estimates, will or words of similar meaning. Such forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the products discussed in this press release, are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the risk that the products may not be successfully or timely developed, completed or manufactured or achieve market acceptance, risks relating to general economic conditions, as well as the risks and uncertainties set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, and in the Company's other SEC filings. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from these forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made as of the date hereof and AMCC does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

AMCC is a registered trademark of APPLIED MICRO CIRCUITS CORPORATION. Power Architecture is a trademark licensed by Power.org. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. WiMAX is a registered trademark of the WiMAX Forum. The PowerPC name and logo are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation and used under license therefrom.

Contacts:

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation
Corporate Contact:
Gilles Garcia, 408-542-8687
Cell: 408-786-4317
ggarcia@amcc.com
or
The Bernard Group
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Tom Price, 512-327-2195
Cell: 512-415-7744
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