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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.

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

June 30, 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 registration for the Fall 2017 UEFI Plugfest, hosted by American Megatrends, Inc., is now open for members of the UEFI Forum.

The UEFI Forum, a non-profit industry standards body that champions firmware innovation through industry collaboration and is responsible for developing, managing and promoting UEFI specifications, organizes Plugfests for members to test their latest UEFI implementations. This year, the Fall 2017 UEFI Plugfest will be held in Taipei, Taiwan from October 30 to November 3, at the Capital Hotel.

The UEFI Forum community is comprised of 300+ member companies and industry influencers, focused on improving system performance and interoperability. At UEFI Plugfests, members can test their solutions on various platforms and OS versions, as well as on Host Bus Adapter (HBA) plug-in cards from independent hardware vendors (IHVs). Aside from the testing sessions, members also have the opportunity to attend technical sessions covering firmware-related topics and network with industry-leading member companies. By bringing together a community of well-known technology leaders with vast expertise in firmware development, the UEFI Forum fosters growth and innovation in the global firmware industry.

Online registration for the Fall 2017 UEFI Plugfest is available at: https://ami.com/uefiplugfest/. Note this is a member-only event. To learn more about the UEFI Forum and possible membership opportunities visit: www.uefi.org/join.

To stay up-to-date on the latest event details, please visit http://www.uefi.org/events/upcoming.

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

About the UEFI Forum: Through a collaborative approach with world-class companies, institutions and experts, the UEFI Forum advances innovation in firmware technology standards. These extensible, globally-adopted UEFI specifications bring new functionality and enhanced security to the evolution of devices, firmware and operating systems. The Forum also collaborates with other standards groups that are essential to computing. For more information about the UEFI Forum and current specifications go to www.uefi.org.

June 20, 2017:

NORCROSS, GEORGIA: - American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), a global leader in BIOS and UEFI firmware, BMC server and remote management tools, data storage products and unique solutions based on the Linux® and Android™ operating systems, is proud to announce support for both BIOS and BMC for the AMD EPYC™ 7000 Series data center processors and platforms.

American Megatrends was selected early on as the shipping reference BIOS provider for all AMD reference platforms. As the shipping reference BIOS provider on our AMD EPYC™ 7000 Series data center processors and platforms, AMI has worked closely with AMD, and its OEMs and ODMs during the power on phase, to help test and debug their systems. Collaboration during this key phase has helped create a powerful, robust and stable data center platform.

AMI uses DMTF's Redfish® (Redfish) API, open industry standard specification and schema, for Out-of-Band (OOB) firmware management between the BIOS and BMC, which has been tested with the AMD EPYC™ 7000 Series platforms. AMI's BIOS and BMC firmware are highly integrated, allowing data center administrators to simultaneously, remotely and securely manage a number of server platforms out-of-box. Other features include BIOS-level firmware configuration and firmware updating. BMC functionality is based on the open industry standard specification and schema from Redfish with the goal of creating seamless integration into existing tool chains.

While the Redfish specification and schema coverage is extensive, it does not address every OOB scenario. Because of this, the Redfish specification and schema allows for OEM specific commands. These commands are what make AMI's BIOS and BMC a well-integrated solution.

Please contact your AMI representative for information on how to get BIOS and BMC firmware images for testing at 1-800-U-BUY-AMI, or visit
https://ami.com/products/bios-uefi-firmware/aptio-v/server-benefits/.

For more information on Redfish or to get involved in the specification please visit https://www.dmtf.org/.

For full text of AMD's press release, please read AMD EPYC™ Datacenter Processor Launches with Record-Setting Performance, Optimized Platforms, and Global Server Ecosystem Support.

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

June 9, 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 NVMe® metadata and end-to-end data protection in Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware.

The NVMe specification defines how host software interfaces with a non-volatile memory subsystem and also outlines NVMe metadata information for every block on the drive. Each block can be CRC (Cyclical Redundancy Check) protected and CRC is an integral part of the metadata.

American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) has added support for NVMe metadata in the Aptio V NVMe driver, providing users with the ability for end-to-end data protection. The added support allows storage of a CRC for every block in the metadata section. CRC is sometimes incorporated into the block data of storage devices to verify the data and identify corruption. While blocks are read from the drive, the Aptio V NVMe driver verifies that each block of data matches the CRC. If the data read from the block does not match the CRC, Aptio V NVMe driver will return an error for that block as “corrupted” data. As blocks are written to the drive, the CRC of the blocks is updated accordingly.

By integrating the support for NVMe metadata in the Aptio V NVMe driver, users can expect their data to be protected since data will go through a verification process, ensuring that any corrupted data is identified and fixed. Aptio V support for NVMe drive metadata exists at the pre-OS time frame and requires operating system support to be available at the OS time frame to get complete data protection.

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.

May 26, 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 launch of AMI’s new Tech Blog, an insightful resource for those looking to expand their knowledge of the technology industry.

AMI has launched its brand new "Tech Blog" where readers can browse through various articles covering topics related to AMI, AMI's history, tips and tricks, upcoming events and trade shows, the latest trends in various segments of the technology industry and more. Several contributors lend their expertise and opinions on a broad range of subject matters related to UEFI/BIOS, storage solutions, Internet of Things (IoT) and remote manageability to name a few. The blog is updated on a weekly basis with new articles. Those who are interested in contributing to AMI's Tech Blog are welcomed to submit ideas and blog entries as a featured blog contributor.

The Tech Blog can be found at http://ami.com/tech-blog. For more information or to contribute content to the blog, please contact Marketing at marketing@ami.com.

May 22, 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 its participation in COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2017 in Taipei, Taiwan, from May 30 through June 3, 2017. American Megatrends will be located in Nangang Exhibition Hall 1 of the Taipei World Trade Center in Booth M0205a.

COMPUTEX TAIPEI is the leading B2B ICT/Internet of Things trade show in Asia and the second largest computer expo in the world. Every year, the event attracts participation from international innovators, entrepreneurs, OEMs and ODMs from over 100 different countries. For this year's show, COMPUTEX 2017 has positioned itself with the concept of "Building Global Technology Ecosystems" and the overall expo will focus on five primary themes: AI & Robotics, IoT Applications, Innovations & Startups, Business Solutions and Gaming & VR.

American Megatrends' booth will be located at the Nangang Exhibition Hall 1, Booth M0205a, where visitors will learn about the latest technologies developed by AMI and how AMI provides comprehensive, end-to-end solutions that fulfill the needs of various market segments in the technology industry. The topics presented by American Megatrends will showcase the extensive depth of AMI's product lines, ranging from BIOS/UEFI firmware to IoT solutions; all of which are designed to make OEMs and ODMs' development processes faster, simpler and more efficient.

Visitors of AMI's booth can expect live demonstrations and presentations of various technologies, including the newest features to AMI's flagship Aptio® V UEFI Firmware, Extensible Setup Architecture, AMI's remote out-of-band solution and Cavium Thunder X2. AMI's MegaRAC® manageability solutions unit will be presenting the developments to MegaRAC® Composer and MegaRAC® RSD solutions. The storage business unit will be presenting SnapVDI®, an energy efficient, ready-to-deploy VDI solution, and the StorTrends® 2610i All Flash SAN, a cost-effective, high performance all flash array storage appliance. In relation to one of the five themes of the show, IoT Applications, AMI will also be showcasing AMI's IoT Solution, a comprehensive solution for sensor and sensor hub firmware, gateway OS and cloud services.

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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