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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.

Firmware from American Megatrends

Industry-leading firmware products born from AMI technology and innovation

Aptio V

UEFI BIOS Firmware

Next Generation UEFI BIOS Firmware

Full support for the latest UEFI specifications and the security, fast boot and touch support that today's platforms require.


BMC Firmware

Complete, Scalable Management Tools

Remote/resource management that is hyper-scalable, based on industry standards like IPMI, Redfish™ and Intel® Rack Scale Design


EC Firmware

Embedded Controller Firmware

Has a wide range of eSPI and RTOS supported features on commonly installed EC chips.


IoT Firmware

Boot Firmware for your IoT Device

Let AMI develop the boot firmware for your IoT device, connecting all your sensors so that you can concentrate on your application.


March 21, 2018:

NORCROSS, GEORGIA / SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, USA - 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 pleased to announce its intention to provide OpenBMC solutions for the Intel®-based "Project Olympus" hyperscale server platform design contributed by Microsoft Corporation to the Open Compute Project (OCP).

OpenBMC is an open, standards-based BMC management protocol for next-generation system management. The OpenBMC image includes a bootloader (u-boot), a Linux® kernel, open source packages, and board-specific packages.

AMI already has both Aptio® V UEFI BIOS Firmware and MegaRAC® SP-X™ BMC Firmware binary packages and source code available under license for Project Olympus available to interested OEM and ODMs for integration into Intel®-based Project Olympus designs. These packages are market-ready implementations for the platform that have been thoroughly tested and validated on Project Olympus hardware.

As part of its OCP and OpenBMC activities, AMI, leveraging its substantial technical expertise gained over decades of leadership in providing BMC Firmware solutions to the industry's leading manufacturers, along with deep knowledge of bare-metal level control and management, continues to help move OpenBMC forward and bring it closer to a production-quality level of readiness for the mass market.

With its OpenBMC initiative, AMI is pleased to announce its forthcoming product, MegaRAC® OSP™ ("Open Service Processor"), a hardened, production-quality BMC solution. Demonstrations of MegaRAC OSP will be presented by Microsoft in a live presentation at Open Compute Summit on Wednesday, March 21, from 10:20am to 10:45am (PDT) in Room 212 A of the San Jose Convention Center. Please see the following link for more information: https://2018ocpussummit.sched.com/event/DdZd/openbmc-on-project-olympus

Project Olympus represents the next-generation rack-level hardware solution for hyperscale and cloud data centers, the design of which is released through the Open Compute Project (OCP). The Open Compute Project is an industry consortium spearheaded by Facebook that applies the open source model to designs for the world’s most energy efficient, scalable and affordable data centers, and shares those designs with the public.

At Open Compute Summit, the official meeting place of Open Compute Project members, Microsoft will present the latest developments and news for OpenBMC for the Project Olympus server platform, one of the cornerstones of open hardware design fostered by OCP. AMI stands in support of Microsoft as they continue to refine this hyperscale server platform design and make it market-ready through its activities in solidarity with OCP.

"The innovation and hard work of industry leaders like Microsoft and Intel on Project Olympus represents a great step forward in high-performance, hyperscale data center platforms which will contribute greatly to lowered costs and high rates of adoption throughout the industry," said Subramonian Shankar, President, Founder and CEO of American Megatrends. "AMI is proud of its work with these companies in support of OpenBMC, and we thank them for the opportunity to be a part of this exciting project."

For more information on MegaRAC BMC firmware solutions for Microsoft Project Olympus, interested parties should contact AMI through the AMI website at https://ami.com/open-bmc.

For more information on Project Olympus, please see the Open Compute Wiki site at http://www.opencompute.org/wiki/Server/ProjectOlympus.

For more information about OpenBMC, please see: https://code.facebook.com/posts/1601610310055392/introducing-openbmc-an-open-software-framework-for-next-generation-system-management/.

March 20, 2018:

NORCROSS, GEORGIA / SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, USA - 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 pleased to announce that its MegaRAC® Composer™ Pod Management Firmware Solution will be featured at the Open Compute Project Summit 2018 in San Jose, CA from March 20 – 21, 2018.

Attendees of the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit come from the technology, finance, government, and consulting sectors and represent a wide audience, from engineers to senior executives, all with the shared goal of helping shape the future of OCP and influencing the next generation data center.

During OCP Summit, MegaRAC Composer Pod Management Software from American Megatrends will be featured as part of a multi-vendor FPGA and NVMe pooling demonstration staged and hosted by Intel Corporation - a Platinum Sponsor of this year's OCP Summit.

Attendees will experience how MegaRAC Composer can browse physical resources at the rack, chassis and system level, all through an intuitive web-based user interface. This interoperability demo will highlight key capabilities and technologies of an integrated solution based on Intel® Rack Scale Design (RSD) technology, including:

  • Pooling of disaggregated, PCIe-attached NVMe and FGPA resources
  • Intel® Rack Scale Design discovery of available pooled resources including Compute, Storage, and Accelerators
  • Intel® Rack Scale Design modification of resources attached to a composed server
  • Management of the discovery and assembly process through AMI MegaRAC Composer
  • Acceleration of genomics and financial workloads using Intel® NVMe SSDs and Altera FPGAs

MegaRAC Composer Pod Management Software is fully compliant with the Intel® Rack Scale Design and DMTF Redfish™ standards, prodviding demand-driven dynamic scaling to optimize datacenter resource utilization. It also allows for the composition of physical resources based on templates, which can then be stored in the software and reused as a time-saving feature. In addition, MegaRAC Composer gives users the ability to power on, force off, and gracefully shutdown composed nodes.

Subramonian Shankar, President, CEO and Founder of American Megatrends, commented on the inclusion of MegaRAC Composer in the Intel demo at OCP Summit by saying: "AMI is very grateful to Intel and the other interoperability demonstration partners for the opportunity to present our MegaRAC Composer Pod Management software once again at Open Compute Project Summit. AMI maintains a strong commitment to developing world-class management technologies for rack and scalable computing systems, drawing on our decades of providing remote management solutions to top-tier OEMs and ODMs around the globe, and OCP Summit is the perfect stage for showcasing our expertise to the industry at large."

AMI encourages attendees of OCP Summit to visit the Intel display and see MegaRAC Composer in action as part of the Intel interoperability demo. Representatives from AMI will be on the show floor throughout the event to speak to attendees who wish to know more about MegaRAC Composer and how it provides intuitive, efficient and powerful Rack Scale Design-compliant management for modular rack systems.

To learn more about MegaRAC Composer Pod Management Software from American Megatrends, please visit https://ami.com/products/remote-management/megarac-composer/.

Intel® is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the US and other countries.

March 20, 2018:

NORCROSS, GEORGIA / SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA, USA - 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 pleased to announce that its class-leading MegaRAC® Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) Firmware now features support for enhanced manageability of enterprise-class Nytro® 5910 NVMe drives from Seagate Technology.

The remote management innovations in MegaRAC BMC Firmware from AMI make enterprise-class Nytro 5910 NVMe drives from Seagate Technology even more easy to manage, through the BMC firmware’s ability to gather and report essential drive information in support of the NVMe interface.

MegaRAC BMC firmware technology enables users to conduct discovery, health and temperature monitoring of all NVMe devices, asset management and serial number tracking, along with estimated lifetime to replacement for currently used drives. Additionally, health and performance data can be stored by the BMC firmware for retrieval by upper-layer software at a later point in time for further analysis.

"We are pleased that AMI has chosen to develop integrated MegaRAC BMC solutions that support the Seagate Nytro NVMe SSDs," said Tony Afshary, director of SSD product management at Seagate Technology. "AMI’s added support in its BMC firmware helps make our Seagate Nytro 5910 NVMe SSDs even more manageable and powerful, helping us execute our mission to develop the next generation of efficient and powerful drive solutions for the hyperscale data center of the future," he added.

"Technology and innovation from industry leaders like Seagate Technology are key components of the high-performance storage solutions which are contributing to lowered costs and high rates of adoption throughout the industry," said Subramonian Shankar, President, Founder and CEO of American Megatrends. "AMI is proud to provide these market-ready BMC packages in support of Seagate Nytro NVMe products, and we anticipate great interest in these compelling solutions that will help drive our industry forward."

Nytro® is a registered trademark of Seagate Technology LLC.

March 19, 2018:

NORCROSS, GEORGIA, USA - 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, has released a statement in response to the recent news of security flaws discovered by CTS-Labs in the AMD Ryzen™ and EPYC™ processor lines.

Recently, a report came out that a security company, CTS-Labs, discovered potential security flaws in the AMD Ryzen and EPYC processor lines and gave AMD 24 hours’ notice that the information was going to be released publicly. Typically, the software industry allots a 3-6 month period before information is released to the public, allowing the affected company to mitigate the issues and preserve end-user confidentiality. According to a news article covering the topic of these potential security flaws, "CTS-Labs cite that American Megatrends, a common BIOS provider for Ryzen systems, makes a BIOS re-flash very easy, assuming the attacker has a compatible BIOS". In response to this statement, AMI would like to provide some clarification and address concerns that may arise when it comes to secure BIOS update processes.

AMI would like to reassure users of AMI's products that AMI makes security a top priority when it comes to its products and services. AMI has in fact made the BIOS update process easy for its end users with various security protocols in place to prevent malicious and/or unauthorized BIOS updates. It is important to note that the update process is "easy" only when using the original BIOS images from the motherboard manufacturers. If the BIOS image has been compromised/tampered with by an unknown source, the update process will reject the update, no changes will be made to the BIOS and BIOS re-flash will most certainly not be easy. The only way an attacker can have a "compatible BIOS" is if the attacker had access to the secret, private key of the motherboard manufacturer. This key is secret and private, only available to the motherboard manufacturer; therefore, it is not accessible to the public or potential attackers.

It is understandable that in light of recent news about security vulnerabilities, users are concerned when reports like these come out. However, users of AMI's BIOS should not be concerned about these reports because as mentioned previously, AMI's update process makes it so that only motherboard manufacturers can provide BIOS updates and unknown updates will be rejected. Most security firms withhold publicly releasing information regarding security holes, flaws and so on for months. In our industry, 24-hour notice is unheard of.

AMI stands with our technology partners, such as AMD, to help create a secure computing world.

To learn more about Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends, please visit http://ami.com/products/bios-uefi-firmware/aptio-v/.

AMD, AMD Ryzen and AMD EPYC are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

March 7, 2018:

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, announced today that it will end online sales of AMIDuOS®, our Android™ Environment for Microsoft™ Windows™ platforms, effective immediately.

In addition to ending online sales of AMIDuOS, new email ticket support will gradually be suspended over the next several months. However, our Knowledgebase of archived technical support articles and user comments will still be available on our website indefinitely. No further product updates or bug fixes will be forthcoming for this product.

A Brief History of AMIDuOS, Where We Are Now

AMIDuOS was launched in May of 2014 and enjoyed robust interest both from the press and a lively group of enthusiasts and users.

However, Android has become more complex with each evolution, while newer apps have come into the Android marketplace along with updates and patches for Windows. All these factors have come together to present challenges in supporting this product across a wide range of platforms and different versions of Windows OS (7, 8, and 10), something that has always been at the core of AMIDuOS.

Because we could not provide the same, consistent and excellent user experience that our users have come to expect with this product, we made the difficult decision to end sales of this product.

We greatly enjoyed launching the product and receiving the support of the enthusiastic user community. We were able to develop one of, if not the best, Android emulator on the market. We would never have enjoyed the success we did with this product were it not for the support of our users.

In closing, we would once again like to thank the entire community of AMIDuOS users for helping make this software what it is; it has been a rewarding journey for the AMIDuOS team at American Megatrends.

Windows® is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation. Android™ is a trademark of Google LLC.


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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.

Intel Corporation
Intel Internet of Things Solutions Alliance
Advanced Micro Devices
Unified Extensible Firmware Interface
Qualcomm Incorporated
Applied Micro Ecosystem Partner
Cavium ThunderX Partner
Distributed Management Task Force
DMTF Redfish API
Trusted Computing Group
SUSE® ARM Partner Program
USB Implementers Forum
Open Compute Project
Open Data Center Committee
NVM Express
Wind River
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