Be Proactive About Firmware Security!
Be Proactive About Firmware Security!

Firmware is everywhere; in every system and nearly every technology device we use on a daily basis - clearest example would be computers/laptops. Firmware is also highly vulnerable to malware attacks, where hackers corrupt the firmware to create persistent problems for the firmware despite "fixing" the initial issue. Firmware attacks are so common that people constantly research ways to prevent these kinds of attacks from happening, with Google search results for "firmware hack" and "firmware security" increasing year by year.

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Top 5 Greatest Hits: Looking Back at the Launch of the AMI Tech Blog
Top 5 Greatest Hits: Looking Back at the Launch of the AMI Tech Blog

The time has passed quickly, but already almost two months have gone by since the launch of our new AMI Tech Blog! To commemorate the occasion, for today's post we decided to take a look back at some of our greatest hits since its launch in early May of this year.

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Aptio® V, the reference BIOS on AMD EPYC™ platforms
Aptio® V, the reference BIOS on AMD EPYC™ platforms

On June 20, 2017, AMD announced the release of the AMD EPYC™, AMD's new server processor targeted at data centers. It is stated to be 52% faster than current server processors with up to 32 cores, 128 lanes of PCI Express (PCIe) lanes and support up to 2TB of DDR 4 memory via eight channels.

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From the AMI Archives: PC Care for Windows 95
From the AMI Archives: PC Care for Windows 95

For today's post we have dug deep into our extensive AMI Archives for a look at another product from several years back that some of our readers may be familiar with: PC Care for Windows 95.

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Remote BIOS Firmware Management Solution for Data Centers
Remote BIOS Firmware Management Solution for Data Centers

Traditionally, to update and configure the BIOS on multiple servers, someone would have to manually update each server with new BIOS settings one at a time. However, with AMI's Remote BIOS solution, the process is simpler and done remotely!

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Boot Speeds: Race to Zero
Boot Speeds: Race to Zero

Everywhere you look, people want things fast. People are not happy with access to just online news, which is pretty fast. Now they want even faster access or as it happens. So, they turn to social media. Phone applications need to open up immediately and computers need to boot to the OS in seconds.

For that last part, there is a race to zero... zero seconds (or less than a full second).

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Post Script: Superior Documentation
Post Script: Superior Documentation

American Megatrends provides comprehensive documentation to its customers in the Customer Portal. One of AMI's customers, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, was able to easily make changes to its AMI-licensed source code by itself, using the documentation found in the Customer Portal

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Wrong Way Driver! Future Tech Solution: Autonomous Vehicles
Wrong Way Driver! Future Tech Solution: Autonomous Vehicles

Earlier this week, the need for autonomous vehicles was reinforced when my brother-in-law was met head-on by an elderly driver going the wrong way on the Corona Express Way in Chino, Ca. He captured the incident on his dash cam, which he posted on social media. The video went viral on Facebook in a matter of hours.

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Sad Desk Lunch: Coffee Mug Ramen
Sad Desk Lunch: Coffee Mug Ramen

Sometimes we get so busy at work, we're not able to have an enjoyable lunch. Today we highlight one of our employee's Sad Desk Lunch where ramen is eaten in a coffee mug!

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The AMIBIOS Birthday Mystery
The AMIBIOS Birthday Mystery

Is it true, or just another urban legend? Could it have been the work of a rogue employee, someone who wanted to secretly flirt with immortality in a most peculiar way? Or perhaps this could be considered as evidence of alien contact? In fact, did the event in question ever really happen at all? If so, do you have any experiences of your own to add to the already tall tale?

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