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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.

The American Megatrends Brand Family

Industry-leading products born from AMI technology and innovation


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).


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.


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.


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.


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


November 29, 2017:

NORCROSS, GA (November 29, 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.

The details:

Date: November 30, 2017
Register here: https://stortrends.com/lunch-n-learn/virtual/
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/user/StorTrendsTV/

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.

November 8, 2017:

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 support for Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc. as the company launches its new 48-core Qualcomm Centriq™ 2400 server processor based on 64-bit Armv8-A architecture.

In support of Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, AMI has developed custom Aptio® V UEFI BIOS Firmware and MegaRAC® SP-X Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) firmware that leverages the unique "built for the cloud" architecture and capabilities of the new Arm-based Qualcomm Centriq 2400 server processor. For several years, AMI has been active in the development of UEFI and BMC management firmware for Arm-based platforms, with support for all major Arm64 client, server and micro-server platforms from leading providers including Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies.

The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 is based on a custom Armv8 processor design with up to 48 cores with greater than 2GHz performance per core. It is targeted at virtualized environments in cloud datacenters, with an emphasis on scalability, optimal throughput performance and efficiency for today’s multi-threaded cloud workloads.

"Today marks an exciting day for us as we launch the Qualcomm Centriq 2400. Collaborating with AMI from the early days of our product development has helped to create the industry’s leading-edge Arm-based server platform for our customers to consume effortlessly," said Ram Peddibhotla, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies. "The custom Aptio UEFI Firmware and MegaRAC SP-X BMC Management Firmware that AMI developed for the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 platform takes full advantage of the chip’s unique architecture, allowing us to efficiently support customer designs."

"We have observed with great confidence over recent years how Arm-based server platforms would continue to evolve and be adopted by the industry. AMI took steps early on to ensure that we would have a firm foothold in this space. Today, we are extremely proud of the fact that AMI is the only independent software vendor (ISV) that supports all major Arm64-based platforms with our UEFI and BMC solutions," said Subramonian Shankar, President, Founder and CEO of American Megatrends. "It has been a great honor to work with the well-respected Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies team in support of today’s launch and we look forward to many more years of collaboration as we meet the needs of our OXM and hyperscale datacenter customers."

Qualcomm Centriq is a trademark of Qualcomm Incorporated. Qualcomm Centriq is a product of Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc.

October 31, 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, presents NFC implementation in UEFI at the Fall 2017 UEFI Plugfest, hosted by American Megatrends, Inc. from October 30th to November 3rd, 2017.

Near Field Communication (NFC) is a technology that has made its way into various aspects of everyday life. NFC can be used for things such as Bluetooth connectivity, mobile phone payments and verified entrance into secure areas. To highlight the extended capabilities of NFC, American Megatrends addresses ways to increase NFC implementation in UEFI and outlines various use cases for NFC in UEFI.

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

October 27, 2017:

NORCROSS, GEORGIA / TAIPEI, TAIWAN: 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, will host a "Firmware and Beyond" technology roadmap event at its AMI Taiwan Branch office in Taipei on Friday, October 27, 2017. As part of the event, representatives from Microsemi Corporation will join the event to discuss the multiple areas of collaboration and joint development currently in progress between the two companies and show how the combined resources of Microsemi and AMI translate to direct regional support for customers on a truly global basis.

Recent areas of collaboration include:

  • MegaRAC® FP-X firmware and RSD components for NVMe over Fabrics solutions using Microsemi Switchtec™ PCIe switches
  • MegaRAC SP-X support of out-of-band management for Microsemi's SmartRAID and SmartHBA, HBA storage solutions
  • AMI custom FW development services and solutions for Microsemi’s FPGA family

One key area of collaboration between the two companies featured at the event is a NVMe-over-Fiber (NVMe-oF) demo. The demo combines AMI's MegaRAC FP-X fabric management firmware with Microsemi Switchtec PCIe switches. Using the industry's highest density and lowest power PCIe switch from Microsemi, this solution enables data centers to operate and scale efficiently, providing lower total cost of ownership via resource pooling while using best-in-class storage, networking and virtualization technologies available. This powerful combination of technologies from both companies provides essential building blocks for OEM and ODM customers.

ODMs and OEMs can use the same AMI MegaRAC development framework currently used for BMC firmware to create fabric solutions for Microsemi Switchtec PCIe switches. This tested combination lowers development cost and speeds time to market. Microsemi's P2P (Peer-2-Peer) memory work supported by Switchtec PCIe switches in combination with Flashtec NVRAM cards and NVMe controllers enables large data streams to move in NVMe-oF applications without CPU intervention, leading to better throughput, less latency and higher Quality of Service (QoS).

AMI and Microsemi have been collaborating on implementing support for Microsemi StorageCore within the MegaRAC SP-X development framework to provide efficient out-of-band RAID management via BMC. This enhancement to MegaRAC SP-X is planned for release as a feature pack in early 2018.

AMI continues to be an ISV partner for custom firmware solutions using Microsemi FPGAs. As the leading vendor of third party BIOS and BMC firmware globally, AMI's domain expertise complements the many use cases for FPGAs. Microsemi is a leading vendor of FPGA components to meet the wide variety of applications and workloads required for complex data center solutions.

"AMI's MegaRAC software is being widely adopted by all major data center OEMs, ODMs, and Hyperscale customers. Microsemi has collaborated with key partners such as AMI for this application as part of Microsemi’s Accelerate Ecosystem Program. By collaborating with AMI, Microsemi's storage and FPGA solutions become an integral part of the data center landscape which would lead to more design-wins," said Amr Elashmawi, Microsemi's vice president of corporate and vertical marketing.

AMI collaborates with Microsemi as part of Microsemi's Accelerate Ecosystem, which facilitates collaboration between Microsemi and leading firms in the semiconductor integrated circuit (IC), intellectual property (IP), systems, software, tools and design spaces to integrate, test and deliver pre-validated designs and system-level solutions for end customers in Microsemi's key vertical markets—aerospace and defense, data center, communications and industrial. The Accelerate Ecosystem is designed to reduce time-to-market for end customers and time-to-revenue for Microsemi and ecosystem members via technology alignment, joint marketing and sales acceleration. Learn more at https://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/4194-partners.

"We are witnessing how NVMe over Fabric is quickly supplanting traditional methods of storage access. This, combined with the ability to quickly and easily compose and decompose pooled resources increases utilization, therefore lowering TCO. As such, we are excited about the capabilities inherent in this joint solution between AMI and Microsemi for the opportunity it represents to reach a larger share of OEM and ODM customers. We warmly welcome Microsemi to our 'Firmware and Beyond' event and look forward to even greater collaboration between Microsemi and AMI for a variety of product lines in the future, beyond our current efforts in PCIe switches, RAID technology and FPGAs," said Subramonian Shankar, President, Founder and CEO of American Megatrends.

Switchtec™ is a trademark of Microsemi Corporation in the U.S. and other countries.

October 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 support for the Block SID Physical Presence Interface specification (defined in TCG Storage Opal Integration Guidelines Version 1.00 Revision 1.00), specifically for NVMe drives, in Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware.

To provide more streamlined encryption capabilities to its customers, American Megatrends, Inc. (AMI) has added support for Block SID Physical Presence in its flagship Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware. The Trusted Computing Group’s (TCG) Block SID Authentication Feature Set was developed to enable storage device users to create trusted platforms and protect their devices from unauthorized access.

The Physical Presence Interface (PPI) specification describes the communication between the OS and BIOS firmware to manage the configuration of trusted platform modules (TPM) and/or TPM-related technologies, including Block SID. Physical Presence is a way to authorize TPM operations, requiring a physical platform operator to carry out platform operations initiated by the OS. Drives with Block SID possess encryption capabilities and are frozen to prevent a malicious program from encrypting the drive. The Block SID PPI allows the operating system to request the drive not to be frozen so that it can encrypt the drive the next time the system boots.

By providing support for Block SID physical presence for storage devices, AMI is creating more streamlined security offerings for customers. The support for Block SID allows customers to create trusted platforms that take precautionary steps to prevent their systems and storage devices from experiencing malicious attacks.

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
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
Open Data Center Committee
Qualcomm Incorporated
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