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About American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI)

American Megatrends (AMI) is a leader in BIOS, UEFI, Remote Management, Network Data Storage, Android Solutions and more - using a proven process to support its valued customers as they design, develop and bring their products and solutions to life.


With over 80% of global staff in engineering roles, AMI brings depth and flexibility to its customers as they design and build the world's most innovative products.


AMI's expertise, tools and utilities help speed the design and development process, allowing customers to reduce their time-to-market (TTM) and development costs.


AMI's global reach means support for customers in their local regions and languages around the clock, for increased productivity and faster deployment.

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November 25, 2015:

NORCROSS, GEORGIA, USA / SOUTH KOREA: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is proud to announce South Korean internet cafe solutions provider, SQHUB Co., Ltd., now has exclusive rights to release AMIDuOS to different PC bangs in South Korea.

PC bangs are known as recreational gaming Internet cafes that are popular in South Korea. In a thriving computer industry, PC bangs bring in many gamers, with more than 10,000 PC bangs in existence in South Korea. They are known to attract gamers, young and old, where gamers pay by the hour to use the computers. PC bangs allow gamers to play different single player or multi-player games while enjoying an atmosphere surrounded by fellow gamers and friends.

AMIDuOS, an Android™ emulator by American Megatrends, Inc., brings the functionality and fun of the Android experience to any Windows® device. With AMIDuOS, users get the full Android experience with all of the latest features of the Android mobile operating system. The emulator allows users to seamlessly switch between the Windows® and Android applications, providing a fast, high-performing platform. AMIDuOS is currently the only Android emulator on the market that supports the latest version of Android, Lollipop.

SQHUB Co., Ltd., a PC bang solutions provider located in South Korea, now has the exclusive rights to release AMIDuOS to different PC bangs. By utilizing AMIDuOS, these PC bangs can open up a new platform for gamers to expand their gaming presence, complemented with the ability to enjoy the various games offered on the Android operating system. AMI plans on increasing market share by expanding its presence in the PC bang market and having multiple PC bangs running AMIDuOS on their computer systems.

To learn more about AMIDuOS from American Megatrends, please visit

Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft. Android is a trademark of Google Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

November 20, 2015:

NORCROSS, GEORGIA: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is proud to announce development for Host Controlled Automated Testing.

Host Controlled Automated Testing, or HCAT, is a tool used to perform automated testing and designed to ensure quality assurance. It is a collection of software and hardware that provides the ability to take screenshots, provide keyboard input, power cycling, GPIOs and a script interpreter. A custom script can be written for HCAT that provides a way for customized testing. Tests can range from running OEM applications and logging of results to unattended operating system installations. When a specific event occurs, such as a failure, HCAT will capture as much information as possible to a log. After is complete, HCAT can e-mail out a report with all successes and failures for review. AMI has tested HCAT extensively and it has installed multiple operating systems, including Windows® and Linux® operating systems.

AMI currently holds the patent for automated operating system installation on multiple drives, where a device switch allows for a connection between a mass storage device and either a test control system (TCS) or system under test (SUT). With this technology, users can coordinate the installation of multiple operating systems on a SUT. Errors that are detected during the automated installation process are identified and corrected in a computing system firmware.

To learn more about Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please visit

November 10, 2015:

NORCROSS, GEORGIA: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is proud to announce that new Android Board Support Packages (BSP) for Intel® Customer Reference Boards are now available for download through the company’s website.

In addition to the previous Android BSP for Intel E3800 (“Bay Trail”) CRB, additional, new BSPs are now available for the Intel® Pentium®/Celeron® N3000 ("Braswell"/"Cherry Hill") CRB and the Intel® Atom™ xx-Z8000 ("Cherry Trail") CRB. Each of these Board Support Packages represents a complete, ready-to-use and recent version of the Android OS, bundled with a complete UEFI BIOS for testing, evaluation and software development purposes. More details on the specific versions of Android for each CRB, including release date and Android OS version number are available from the AMI website.

To get started, developers simply need to register for access to the repository AMI has set up to host these Android BSP packages for Intel BSPs through a registration form on the company’s website at: Once registration is complete, users will receive an email from AMI with user account credentials for the BSP repository as well as instructions on how to download and compile the selected BSP and get started with Android development on Intel® BSP hardware.

American Megatrends President and CEO Subramonian Shankar noted that, “AMI is a leading provider of BIOS solutions and development support for Intel®-based hardware platforms. We also provide extensive support services for developers requiring assistance with Android development projects on Intel platforms, including, driver development, app development and OS customization services. Our expertise places AMI in a unique position to provide excellent support and assistance for customers’ Android development projects for Intel CRBs. We are standing by to support our OEM/ODM partners and other interested parties looking to get started with Android development for Intel hardware platforms.”

For more information on the background, solutions and resources that American Megatrends provides for Android, please visit or contact AMI at 1-800-828-9264.

This resource is provided in participation with the Intel® Internet of Things Systems Alliance. Intel®, Atom™, Pentium® and Celeron® are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the US and other countries. Android™ is a trademark of Google, Inc..

November 5, 2015:

NORCROSS, GA: StorTrends®, the data storage division of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) and an industry leader in all-flash arrays (AFA), hybrid storage, and spinning disk solutions, is pleased to announce that Cleveland State University Center for Innovation in Medical Professions (CIMP) in Cleveland, Ohio has elected to secure its data with StorTrends.

This fall, Cleveland State University opened the doors to its Center for Innovation in Medical Professions, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the study of health care professions in new and innovative ways. Larry Warf, Manager of Technical Services at CSU, was tasked with setting up the infrastructure to support the presidential initiative behind the establishment of this new program and facility.

During this process, it became clear that the incumbent storage vendor was not the right product for the task – primarily due to the lack of desired features at a cost-effective price. This led to the selection of StorTrends from American Megatrends, due to its ability to handle the large amount of data needed for storage and the fact that the StorTrends solution was offered at a competitive price. Speaking about the selection process, Warf said that “The challenge that we faced was finding a unit capable of storing 20 TBs of video and yet cost-effective.”

With the successful implementation of its StorTrends data storage system, CSU's CIMP is changing the way instructors teach and how medical students learn. Faculty can give lectures that are captured in video format and students can review them. Students can perform medical tasks such as- CPR and medical simulations on an intelligent mannequin that records the students’ actions. Video footage from various angles is captured from cameras in the room for instructors to provide feedback.

“We needed a right-sized, standalone system particularly for this project. The product showed up as quick as a flash and everything worked out of the box and it is doing the job," said Enterprise Systems Administrator Bill Brock.

“The StorTrends solutions are ideally suited for high-volume data management operations like Cleveland State University. StorTrends offers the high performance and reliability needed to robustly serve mission critical data, together with excellent cost effectiveness to deliver exceptional ROI,” commented Justin Bagby, Director of the StorTrends Division of American Megatrends.

About Cleveland State University:
Cleveland State University Center for Innovation in Medical Professions fosters inter-professional education in classrooms and high-tech “collaboratories”, where future physicians, nurses and health professionals use a team approach to health-care education to ensure better health, better care and lower health-care costs. For more information on Cleveland State University, please visit:

About StorTrends:
StorTrends® from American Megatrends is Performance Storage with Proven Value. StorTrends SAN and NAS storage appliances are installed worldwide and trusted by companies and institutions in a wide range of industries including education, energy, finance, state and local government, healthcare, manufacturing, marketing, retail, R&D and many more. torTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering a wide variety of solutions from all-flash storage, hybrid storage to spinning disk solutions. StorTrends is backed by 1,100+ customer installations, 100+ storage patents and nearly 30 years of IT leadership from a company that millions of people trust on a daily basis, American Megatrends, Inc. For more information, please visit:

StorTrends and StorTrends iDATA are registered trademarks of American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI). All other product and company names are trademarks of their respective owners.

October 28, 2015:

NORCROSS, GEORGIA: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is proud to announce that its flagship Aptio V® UEFI firmware now features full support for the NVM Express™ interface.

NVM Express™ is a host device interface designed for SSDs to address the growing performance needs of SSDs by utilizing the PCI Express® interface. NVMe is highly regarded for its low data latency and speed that provides users various performance improvements. As NVMe adoption continues to become more widespread, many OEMs are expected to include NVMe support for UEFI in their designs, leading to the eventual possibility of it becoming the primary form factor.

AMI has supported the NVMe interface in its Aptio V UEFI firmware since 2014. Moreover, AMI is currently the only independent BIOS vendor (IBV) that supports both UEFI and Legacy Boot. Legacy Boot is available for both the Linux® operating system and Microsoft Windows® (versions 8.1 and above), giving users expanded operating system support and multiple boot options.

Other features in Aptio V which are provided alongside Legacy Boot include SAT3 password, recovery, PassThru protocol, Pyrite and Opalite. These features are designed to make devices utilizing the NVMe interface comparable with SATA drives while leveraging their enhanced performance.

NVMe is a trademark of NVM Express, Inc. Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

To learn more about Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please visit


AMI Partners & Industry Associations

In line with the diversity of its technology and products, AMI is a long-standing member of key industry associations and standards groups, maintaining technology partnerships with the leading manufacturers whose products are used every day in homes, offices and institutions worldwide.

Distributed Management Task Force
Intel Corporation
Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance
NVM Express
Open Compute Project
Trusted Computing Group
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
USB Implementers Forum
Advanced Micro Devices
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