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March 17, 2017:

NORCROSS, GA (March 17, 2017) – StorTrends®, the leading provider of performance storage, to host a virtual webinar. During the live presentation, accompanied by complimentary pizza delivered to attendees’ home or office, CIOs, IT Managers and Storage Administrators will learn the differences and benefits for the selection and deployment of all-flash (AFA) and cloud-based storage arrays across their physical, virtual and cloud environments. A recorded version of the event will be available on the StorTrends YouTube channel after the event concludes.

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Date: March 28, 2017
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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. StorTrends meets the challenges and demands of today’s business environments by offering key network storage functionality such as unified storage, simplified management, business continuity, Disaster Recovery, high efficiency and virtualization support.

March 15, 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 recent receipt of the "Excellent Support Award" from the Development Center, IT Products Business Division, AVC Networks Company of Panasonic Corporation. This award was given to AMI in recognition of outstanding support in its UEFI BIOS Development work for the company’s Toughbook® line of notebook computers.

Panasonic Toughbook® rugged laptops and Toughpad® durable tablets are engineered with enterprise-grade security and can withstand drops, spills, dust and grime to perform in the harshest environments. Rugged reliability, low cost of ownership and accolades from reviewers are just a few of the reasons why Panasonic keeps winning over the world's toughest users.

The award was granted by Panasonic last month to the AMI India Panasonic BIOS team, in recognition of five years of outstanding support in UEFI BIOS development support, specifically HTTP access support, SD data erase functionality, and similar AMI-proprietary technologies and features. Notably, this award is considered a rare privilege, as Panasonic only awards it to partners and suppliers it deems exceptional. This is the first time that AMI has been honored to receive the Excellent Supplier Award from Panasonic.

Commenting on the Excellent Support Award and its significance to the relationship the two companies share, Director Development Center, Hisashi Taniguchi of the IT Products Business Division, AVC Networks Company at Panasonic remarked that "It is a great pleasure to award this Excellent Supplier Award to AMI, in recognition of both their outstanding work in support of our Toughbook products, as well as the long history of partnership that our two companies have shared. We look forward to many more years of strong collaboration and mutual support between us."

"We are greatly honored to receive the Excellent Support Award from Panasonic," commented Subramonian Shankar, President, CEO and Founder of American Megatrends. "We have worked closely with them on BIOS development and customization for their Toughbook line for many years. Receiving an award from a manufacturer of such status, with a rich history in our industry and a stellar global reputation, is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our India-based team supporting them and the importance we place on this relationship," he added.

To learn more about Aptio V UEFI Firmware from American Megatrends and the advantages it brings to the OEM/ODM development process, please visit

March 14, 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 proud to announce Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware support in Lauterbach TRACE32® JTAG debugger tool, expanding UEFI debugging options on AMI products.

Lauterbach is recognized as the world's largest manufacturer of hardware debug tools with more than 35 years of experience producing high-quality debug and emulator solutions. Lauterbach's flagship TRACE32® product line includes the JTAG debugger, a hardware based debugging tool. The JTAG debugger tool is a comprehensive software debugger that allows users to start debugging at any platform phase, whether it is from the reset vector phase or the OS applications phase. The JTAG debugger tool supports both Intel® Atom™/x86 and ARM® Cortex®-A processors.

AMI, as the leading producer of UEFI/BIOS firmware solutions, provides software-based debugging for Aptio V through AMI Debug™ for UEFI via USB3/USB2 Debug Port and serial ports. AMI Debug™ for UEFI offers developers source-level debugging without the need for an in-circuit emulator (ICE).

AMI recently worked alongside Lauterbach to provide Aptio V UEFI support for Lauterbach's JTAG debugger tool. By adding support for the JTAG debugger tool, AMI and Lauterbach are addressing the needs of AMI's Aptio V and Lauterbach's JTAG debugger tool customers who are using the UEFI firmware and debugger tool in conjunction with one another. Customers with AMI Aptio V now have a choice of using AMI's Software debugging solution AMI Debug™ for UEFI or Lauterbach's hardware debugger JTAG tool for their firmware debugging to identify problems that the system encounters in various phases of booting. The added support for Aptio V to the JTAG debugger tool bridges gaps between the two technologies and mutual customers can benefit from the support.

"As a leader in the computer technology industry, AMI is committed to providing its customers the means to advance and develop their technological solutions," commented Subramonian Shankar, President and CEO of American Megatrends. "The collaboration between AMI and Lauterbach shows the dedication from both companies to provide its mutual customers innovative and up-to-date solutions – in particular, the ability to easily debug their solutions with a convenient tool with no 'debug gaps'. AMI is pleased to have had the opportunity to work alongside Lauterbach to add Aptio V support for the JTAG debugger tool and is excited to see the developments Lauterbach have in store for its company and product lines."

"Working alongside AMI on this collaboration has allowed us to expand the support for our JTAG debugger tool," said Stephan Lauterbach, CEO of Lauterbach GmbH. "We are proud to be able to provide debugging solutions to platforms running Aptio V BIOS from AMI. This gives our customers extra added value, as they can use TRACE32 to debug every single aspect of the boot phase and beyond. Thanks to the close cooperation we have with AMI, we can ensure up-to-date and verified debug solutions for AMI's Aptio V." he continued.

To learn more about TRACE32/JTAG debugger tool from Lauterbach, please visit

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

Intel and Intel Atom are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.TRACE32 is a registered trademark of Lauterbach Development Tools GmbH. ARM and Cortex-A are trademarks of ARM Holdings. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Lauterbach is the leading manufacturer of complete, modular and upgradeable microprocessor development tools worldwide with experience in the field of embedded designs since 1979. It is an international, well-established company with blue chip customers in every corner of the globe and has a close working relationship with all semiconductor manufacturers. At the headquarters in Höhenkirchen, near Munich, the engineering team develops and produces highly proficient and specialized Development Tools, which are utilized all over the world under the brand TRACE32®. Our branch offices exist in the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Tunisia, on the east and west coasts of the United States, Japan and China. Highly qualified sales and support engineers are also available in many other countries. For more information visit

March 8, 2017:

NORCROSS, GEORGIA, USA / SANTA CLARA, CA - 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 Summit 2017 in Santa Clara, CA from March 8 – 9, 2017.

Attendees of the Open Compute Summit (OCP) 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 Open Compute Summit, MegaRAC Composer Pod Management Software from American Megatrends will be featured as part of a of a multi-vendor interoperability demonstration staged and hosted by Intel® Corporation - a Platinum Sponsor of this year’s OCP - using AMI Rack Scale Design technologies for pooled NVMe and NIC management.

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. As part of the demonstration, MegaRAC Composer will be used to compose and assign the available Inspur physical resources to create, deploy and manage a logical node.

MegaRAC Composer Pod Management Software is fully compliant with the Intel® Rack Scale Design and DMTF Redfish™ standards, to offer the advantage of 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, had this to say about the inclusion of MegaRAC Composer in the Intel demo at Open Compute Summit: "AMI is very grateful to Intel and the other interoperability demonstration partners for the opportunity to present our MegaRAC Composer Pod Management software at Open Compute 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 Open Compute Summit is the perfect stage for showcasing our expertise to the industry at large."

AMI encourages attendees of Open Compute 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

March 8, 2017:

Press Release

American Megatrends Announces Support for Pyrite Password Protected Drives

For Immediate Release: March 7, 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 proud to announce support for Pyrite Password Protected Drives.

The Trusted Computing Group (TCG) releases a specification called the "Opal SED Specification" that governs hard drive protection and encryption standards. AMI previously announced support for Opal and Opalite and now AMI has added password support for Pyrite. With the support for Pyrite, AMI enables drives that have a hardware mechanism to protect access without the need to carry out encryption of user data.

AMI has worked with several industry partners to develop and validate the support for Pyrite. By introducing this support, OEMs can create solutions at lower costs than Opal or Opalite while maintaining the security of the data.

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


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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
Cavium ThunderX Partner
DMTF Redfish API
Wind River
Applied Micro Ecosystem Partner
SUSE® ARM Partner Program
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