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October 19, 2020:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA - AMI®, a global leader in powering, managing and securing the world's connected digital infrastructure through its BIOS, BMC and security solutions, is pleased to announce the relocation of its Corporate Headquarters Office to a new location in Duluth, Georgia.
The new office facility is located at the Satellite Place Office Park in Duluth, six miles north of the previous AMI headquarters location in Norcross and near major area roads, including Interstate 85 and Highway 316, to improve access for AMI employees and visitors. This new location is intended to provide AMI and those who visit - customers, potential new hires and members of the community - with an enhanced image in line with the company’s industry stature and ONE AMI philosophy.
AMI has taken great pains to ensure that this new location meets or exceeds safety requirements for the "new normal" of office work in the Covid-19 era. Essential ventilation systems, wider walkways, larger and taller cubicles, spacious conference rooms, copious labs and similar arrangements provide adequate space between employees and teams to ensure the health and safety of employees onsite.
Likewise, the new AMI Corporate Headquarters also offers robust options to leverage technology for video conferencing and streaming, allowing for the hosting of customer training, partner and leadership conferences, technology summits and other company events. For larger events and audiences, an Event Hall located in an adjacent building within the office park will enable AMI to host these onsite in the future.
"AMI has called Norcross home for over two decades and is a place where we have grown together as a company and shared many important milestones in our history. However, with the evolution of our culture at AMI, we must also make a corresponding change in our environment. As we embark on this new chapter in the life of the company, the time has come for AMI to find a new home," said Sanjoy Maity, Chief Executive Officer of AMI.
"This relocation will enable AMI to take our collaboration, productivity and innovation to new heights. Having our entire US workforce located in the same building will be of tremendous benefit to our overall cohesion and sense of unity. Likewise, bringing our management team into closer physical proximity with each other will streamline communications and enhance our decision-making," he added.
Contact information for the new AMI Corporate Headquarters is:
AMI Corporate Headquarters
3095 Satellite Boulevard
Building 800, Suite 425
Duluth, GA 30096
For additional information, please contact AMI Global Marketing Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-828-9264.
October 1, 2020:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA - AMI®, a global leader in powering, managing and securing the world's connected digital infrastructure through its BIOS, BMC and security solutions, is pleased to announce its new MegaRAC® OSP™ BMC Firmware Solution for robust and secure remote server management.
The MegaRAC OSP BMC Firmware Solution is an open service processor toolset based on OpenBMC Firmware which has been strengthened and hardened into a production version from AMI, through extensive quality assurance (QA) with bug fixes and AMI's many years of industry leadership and deep understanding of the BMC development lifecycle. AMI has also enhanced MegaRAC OSP to allow attachment of select AMI proprietary IP from its industry-proven MegaRAC® SP-X™ Server Processor Firmware stack, offering AMI OEM and ODM customers an OpenBMC-based codebase that is thoroughly tested, fully supported, production-ready and can be enhanced with additional IP.
MegaRAC OSP features an intuitive, extensible open-architecture development framework, as well as support for multiple BMC/Hardware-System-on-Chip (SOC) platforms - including the AST Series from ASPEED Technology and other leading manufacturers such as Nuvoton. The key to its flexibility is a robust "common core" concept that delivers a highly managed source base and a complete Service Processor solution for wide product deployments.
As a complete, end-to-end solution for OEMs and ODMs, MegaRAC OSP encompasses a family of "blended" firmware/software, tools, utilities, and services to provide complete server manageability services. Another key component featured in the MegaRAC OSP solution is AMI DevNet Git®-based Firmware Source Code Development and Distribution Environment – a sophisticated, modern toolchain for the highest level of project management capabilities.
AMI is in tune with the needs of the open source community and provides periodic major releases under an open license to the industry via its new Free Open Source Software site. This codebase has also been ported to the MegaRAC OSP Development Kit for the ASPEED AST2600 Server Management Processor. MegaRAC OSP firmware supports several reference designs from the OCP community, OEM platforms and EVBs, with new platforms being added continually based on customer engagements and industry needs.
To get started working with MegaRAC OSP, users need only to create an account on the AMI Free Open Source Software portal to access the free version. For development support, AMI offers several dedicated support agreements at different levels to its customers; once an agreement is executed, customers can access the development tree and utilize the world-class support from AMI as best meets their specific needs.
Additional services offered to MegaRAC OSP OEM/ODM customers include fee-based services for complete development and delivery of the product, along with turnkey and engineering (NRE) services that include BMC feature design and customization, hardware platform porting, QA and security analysis services.
According to AMI Chief Executive Officer Sanjoy Maity, "The AMI value proposition for OpenBMC firmware is in the valuable IP that AMI offers to its OEM and ODM customers to ensure an enterprise-class, feature-rich product. While OpenBMC is brought to maturity by community effort, AMI delivers a simple 'Path to Production' plan to all customers. With AMI DevNet available for source code development and distribution, the result is a complete collaborative development framework for OpenBMC customers for hassle-free, quality product delivery."
For more information on the new MegaRAC OSP BMC Firmware Solution for OEM and ODM Customers, please visit https://ami.com/osp/ or call 1-800-828-9264 to speak with an AMI Sales Representative.
September 23, 2020:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA - AMI®, a global leader in powering, managing and securing the world’s connected digital infrastructure through its BIOS, BMC and security solutions, is pleased to announce its participation in facilitating the acceptance of TianoCore as a CVE Numbering Authority (CNA) by the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE®) Program.
CVE is an international, community-based effort that maintains a community-driven, open data registry of vulnerabilities. The CVE IDs assigned through the registry enable program stakeholders to rapidly discover and correlate vulnerability information used to protect systems against attacks. The CVE Program currently has 140 CNAs in 24 countries, globally across technologies and services.
TianoCore is a community-supported open source implementation of the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI), developed and promoted by the UEFI Forum, a non-profit industry standards body responsible for developing, managing and promoting UEFI specifications. TianoCore represents a modern and cross-platform firmware implementation for the UEFI and UEFI Platform Initialization (PI) specifications, which has ultimately evolved into other open source projects under the TianoCore community. AMI is a founding member and promoter of the UEFI Forum, holding a seat on the Board of Directors and contributing to its formation from its inception.
The acceptance of TianoCore as a CNA by the CVE Program means that it will be able to issue CVEs for vulnerabilities affecting TianoCore or EDK-II source. The CVE Program has added TianoCore to its list of CNA participants, available on its website at https://cve.mitre.org/cve/request_id.html#cna_participants. This acceptance will also help to streamline the work of the TianoCore Infosec Group, which documents the community's findings on known vulnerabilities and security issues at https://github.com/tianocore/tianocore.github.io/wiki/Reporting-Security-Issues.
As part of this announcement, AMI will participate in a coordinating role together with other industry leaders in BIOS and UEFI firmware as well as Intel® Corporation. For over a decade, AMI engineers have donated time and their combined years of firmware development expertise to help with open source vulnerabilities originating from TianoCore or EDK-II. In this role, AMI and the other participating companies are granted the authority to request a CVE on behalf of TianoCore, both for the project or any other OSS project that consumes TianoCore projects or code.
"As firmware security and trust become an increasingly important area of cybersecurity focus, we are grateful to AMI for the role it has played in driving the acceptance of TianoCore as a CVE Numbering Authority with the CVE Program," said Beverly Alvarez, Lenovo PSIRT Program Manager and member of the CVE Board. "Their leadership, together with all of the leading names in the BIOS/UEFI space, underscores the importance that each of these organizations see in supporting standardized, industry-wide terminology for the naming and classifications of all types of vulnerabilities."
"AMI is extremely pleased to have played a role in the acceptance of TianoCore as a CVE Numbering Authority by the CVE Program," said Eric Johnson, Managing Engineer for Software and Security Services at AMI. "Over the years, AMI has strengthened its commitment both to firmware security leadership and to deeper participation in relevant open source software (OSS) projects, and today's announcement is one of the results of that effort, something of which all AMI contributors can be very proud," he added.
Stefano Righi, Vice President of Global Software, Security Engineering & Services and AMI's representative on the UEFI Board of Directors, added that "this achievement is the culmination of over 15 years of contribution by AMI to UEFI, with an ever-increasing focus on the security of firmware implementation based on the UEFI Specification. With the granting of CVE Numbering Authority for TianoCore, in addition to the ability to specify security features AMI can now contribute to the security of the entire firmware development lifecycle - monitoring the ecosystem of released products and identifying mitigations for new vulnerabilities detected by security researchers."
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September 16, 2020:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA - AMI®, a global leader in powering, managing and securing the world's connected digital infrastructure through its BIOS, BMC and security solutions, is pleased to announce its upcoming participation in a Virtual UEFI Plugfest webinar hosted by the UEFI Forum titled "Implementing and Using the UEFI Key Management Service (KMS)" on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 11:00 am ET / 8:00 am PT and on demand following the live presentation. Participants can register for the webinar at https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/18206/435558.
AMI experts Zachary Bobroff, Director of the AMI Product Office, and Alex Podgorsky, Principal Manager for BIOS Core Engineering, will represent AMI on this topic, speaking from their joint vantage point of many years' experience and thought leadership in UEFI firmware security best practices and development.
The presentation will begin with an overview of the Key Management Service (KMS) protocol definition, which has been present in the UEFI specification since version 2.3.1 and provides services to generate, store, retrieve and manage cryptographic keys.
While the UEFI specification provides the definition for KMS, the underlying implementation can vary – meaning there are several options to implement the KMS protocol. Although one simple implementation option is to build KMS on top of something already in the system such as a TPM, the most practical implementation requires interfacing with a Key Management Interoperability Protocol (KMIP) Server over a secure network connection.
The presentation will therefore cover the high-level interactions between the UEFI firmware and a KMIP server to implement the UEFI KMS protocol, along with several real-world use cases of the KMS protocol in modern systems - useful information for developers and engineers who are interested in learning how to add practical, time-tested KMS implementation techniques to their UEFI development toolkits.
This Virtual UEFI Plugfest presentation is organized by the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Forum, a non-profit industry standards body responsible for developing, managing and promoting UEFI specifications. AMI remains a long-standing contributor member of UEFI, participating in and hosting virtual and in-person Plugfest events throughout the year and contributing to the formation of the UEFI specification since its inception. To learn more about the UEFI Forum, please visit https://uefi.org/.
To stay up-to-date on the latest UEFI Forum event details, see https://uefi.org/events/upcoming/.
To learn more about Aptio® V UEFI Firmware from AMI, please visit https://ami.com/aptio/.
June 16, 2020:
NORCROSS, GEORGIA - AMI®, a global leader in powering, managing and securing the world's connected digital infrastructure through its BIOS, BMC and security solutions, is pleased to announce the opening of its new East Asia Regional Headquarters Office in Hong Kong.
This new Hong Kong Regional Headquarters office will provide critical support for the AMI Branch and Field Offices throughout the East Asia region, including China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. Among other things, this location will coordinate Finance, Regulatory and related business functions in support of key AMI customers in the region, who will continue to be serviced by their nearest AMI Branch Offices.
As a point of pride for AMI, the addition of this new Hong Kong Regional Headquarters office now brings the number of AMI locations in East Asia to a total of seven offices. This tally represents a first for the company and underscores its dedication to supporting its customers in the regions where they are located and host many of their business activities.
Contact information for the new AMI East Asia Regional Headquarters is:
AMI Hong Kong, Regional Headquarters
Unit 1103A, 11/F, Cosco Tower
183 Queen’s Road Central
Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Tel:  2256 4068
Fax:  2256 4078
"Today we are extremely excited to announce our new Regional Headquarters in Hong Kong, as we continue our expansion and growth in this market that is so vital to our business on so many different levels," said Sanjoy Maity, Chief Executive Officer of AMI.
"Our intention with the opening of this office is to establish a central hub of East Asian operations, to coordinate and streamline our business operations there and establish an even stronger presence in that part of the world. This is a key component of our new and evolving business strategy at AMI: to recognize the continually growing importance of this region to our business, as our customer base, design and development operations, and the end-user community for AMI products there continues to expand exponentially," he added.