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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.

Design

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.

Deploy

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.

Support

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

The American Megatrends Brand Family


Industry-leading products born from AMI technology and innovation

StorTrends

Network Data Storage

Performance Storage. Proven Value.

StorTrends offers enterprise-class Hybrid and All-Flash Storage at a price that is appealing to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

MegaRAC

Remote/BMC Management

Complete, Scalable Management Tools

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

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.

AMIDuOS

Android™ for Windows®

Dual OS Environment for Windows®

A revolutionary product that brings the functionality, depth and fun of the Android experience to Windows 7/8/10 devices.

SnapVDI

VDI Solutions

Complete, Scalable, Secure VDI Solution

A robust, "Ready-to-Deploy" solution that makes implementing VDI quick and simple and scales from 25 users up to thousands.

vivIoT

IoT Firmware Development

Cloud-Based IoT Development Environment

A powerful yet easy-to-use tool for creating IoT dream products, from prototype to production.

AMI Vitals Fit

Health Monitoring Kit

Monitor Health Anywhere, Anytime

Team finalist in the Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize Competition; to learn more, visit amibolt.com/vitalsfit

BOLT Health Monitor

Portable Health Tracker

One-Touch Health Tracker

Cloud-enabled, wireless health tracking device makes it easy for patients to take a more active role in their own health and wellness: amibolt.com

PRESS RELEASES

September 5, 2017:

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 pleased to announce the support for a generic method to update NVMe® devices firmware making use of the Firmware Management Protocol outlined in the UEFI specification.

In the NVMe specification, a generic command is defined to update the firmware of an NVMe device. American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) has developed a standard method for publishing an EFI System Resource Table (ESRT) entry for any NVMe device discovered in the system. When users want to make firmware updates, the updates can be programmed onto the NVMe devices on the next reboot. Alternatively, AMI has enabled a way for users to update the NVMe device firmware from Aptio V UEFI BIOS setup. Utilizing this firmware update method will allow NVMe manufacturers and OEMs to easily apply firmware updates to their respective devices.

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

NVMe is a registered trademark of NVM Express, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

August 29, 2017:

NORCROSS, GA (August 29, 2017) – StorTrends®, the leading provider of performance storage, today announced that it is rolling its ever-popular Steak and Storage lunchtime seminar series out across the Midwest.  During the live presentations, accompanied by a complementary steak luncheon, CIOs, IT Managers and Storage Administrators will learn the best practices for the selection and deployment of all-flash (AFA) and/or hybrid flash storage arrays across their physical, virtual and cloud environments.  Specific attention will be paid to not only the various technologies that are available in the market today, but also the advantages and disadvantages of each – as illustrated by real-world customer case studies. 

The details:

Date:                    September 19, 2017
Where:                 Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Charlotte, NC)
Register here:   https://stortrends.com/lunch-n-learn/2017-09-19-charlotte/

Date:                    September 20, 2017
Where:                 Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Raleigh, NC)
Register here:   https://stortrends.com/lunch-n-learn/2017-09-20-raleigh/

Date:                    September 21, 2017
Where:                 Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Greensboro, NC)
Register here:   https://stortrends.com/lunch-n-learn/2017-09-21-greensboro/

August 25, 2017:

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 pleased to announce new service for developing NVMe® UEFI Option ROMs.

Recently, American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) added support for technologies such as NVMe metadata/data encryption and NVMe namespace management. Continuing its support for NVMe-related technologies, AMI has also developed UEFI NVMe Option ROMs.

This service for developing UEFI NVMe Option ROMs enables OEMs and NVMe device manufacturers to ship NVMe devices with Option ROMs embedded in them. OEMs and NVMe device manufacturers will have the ability to add features that are traditionally unavailable with generic UEFI drivers and can implement vendor-specific commands and features within their devices. Some of the additional features that are available for NVMe Option ROMs include disk management for namespace management in BIOS setup, metadata/end-to-end data protection, NVMe firmware updates in BIOS setup and SMART data information.

Interested OEMs and NVMe drive manufacturers should contact their AMI sales representative for more information.

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

NVMe is a registered trademark of NVM Express, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

August 10, 2017:

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 pleased to announce Aptio® V UEFI firmware support for the AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ gaming processor product line.

American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) works jointly with AMD, its OEMs and ODMs, on various projects, which now includes the highly-praised AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ gaming processors. As the leading provider of BIOS and UEFI solutions, AMI offered its services and expertise to provide Aptio V firmware support for the Ryzen Threadripper processors, assisting in the creation of powerful, consumer gaming processors.

The Ryzen Threadripper processors couple high-quality design and performance to give consumers the ultimate gaming processor, offering faster multi-processing power than that of its predecessors. There are currently two models available; AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X Processor and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X Processor. The AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors are now available for shipment to consumers through the AMD website.

Boards shipping with AMD Ryzen support and AMI's Aptio V UEFI firmware include motherboard manufacturers such as ASRock, ASUS, GIGA-BYTE and MSI.

The full text of AMD’s press release can be found at http://www.amd.com/en-us/press-releases/Pages/amd-launches-the-2017aug10.aspx.

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

To learn more about AMD Ryzen Threadripper Processors, please visit https://www.amd.com/en/products/ryzen-threadripper.

AMD, AMD Ryzen, and Threadripper are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

July 28, 2017:

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, has added improved support for increased platform security with stronger hashing algorithms and larger encryption key sizes in Aptio® V Secure Firmware update and Secure Boot. The Aptio V signed firmware components provide support for additional cryptographic algorithms (SHA-384, SHA-512, RSA key size 4096, 8192) for core components like signed firmware updates and signed image verification (Secure Boot). This adoption qualifies the use of Aptio V firmware for the growing needs of US government and other security sensitive applications.

Hashing algorithms are a type of cryptographic algorithm. A hashing algorithm is considered a one way function that produces an output considered very difficult or impossible to derive the original input from the output. These hashing algorithms are used to preserve data integrity, pointing out modifications made to the original data. When it comes to hashing algorithms, generally the larger the hashing output, the more difficult it is to reverse engineer the original input. Encryption keys are also used in cryptographic security and work in conjunction with an encryption algorithm to hide data while it is transmitted. When it comes to key sizes, generally the larger the key, the more difficult it is to recover the original data.

Firmware security is and continues to be a big concern within the firmware industry; so much that many industry-wide specifications outline requirements and suggestions for stronger security in the changing landscape of security threats. Since firmware is vulnerable to attacks, it is necessary to have proper security protocols set up to protect the firmware. Incorporating the more powerful hash algorithms and support for larger key sizes in Aptio V Secure Firmware update and Secure Boot allow customers to expand security on their platforms.

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

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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.

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