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American Megatrends Announces Support for NVMe™ Host Interface in Aptio® V UEFI Firmware

Wednesday: October 28, 2015

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 that its flagship Aptio V® UEFI firmware now features full support for the NVM Express™ interface.

NVM Express™ is a host device interface designed for SSDs to address the growing performance needs of SSDs by utilizing the PCI Express® interface. NVMe is highly regarded for its low data latency and speed that provides users various performance improvements. As NVMe adoption continues to become more widespread, many OEMs are expected to include NVMe support for UEFI in their designs, leading to the eventual possibility of it becoming the primary form factor.

AMI has supported the NVMe interface in its Aptio V UEFI firmware since 2014. Moreover, AMI is currently the only independent BIOS vendor (IBV) that supports both UEFI and Legacy Boot. Legacy Boot is available for both the Linux® operating system and Microsoft Windows® (versions 8.1 and above), giving users expanded operating system support and multiple boot options.

Other features in Aptio V which are provided alongside Legacy Boot include SAT3 password, recovery, PassThru protocol, Pyrite and Opalite. These features are designed to make devices utilizing the NVMe interface comparable with SATA drives while leveraging their enhanced performance.

NVMe is a trademark of NVM Express, Inc. Windows® is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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

About AMI : Founded in 1985 and known worldwide for AMIBIOS®, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) supplies state-of-the-art hardware, software and utilities to top-tier manufacturers of desktop, server, mobile and embedded systems. AMI's industry leading Aptio® V UEFI BIOS firmware, innovative StorTrends® Network Storage hardware and software products, MegaRAC® remote server management tools and solutions based on the popular Android™ and Linux® operating systems continue to garner industry acclaim and awards around the world. In line with the diversity of its technology and product line, AMI is a member of a number of industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG). Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, AMI has locations in the U.S., China, Germany, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to better serve its customers.

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