Kozio Announces Support for AMCC's New High-Speed, Low-Cost 440GR PowerPC Processor for Networking Applications

Kozio, Inc., a leading developer of embedded systems software, today announced its support of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation�s (AMCC) [NASDAQ:AMCC] new 440GR PowerPC® processor for networking applications. Kozio develops software solutions that verify design and validate hardware for embedded single-board computer systems.

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(PRWEB) March 24, 2005

Kozio, Inc., a leading developer of embedded systems software, today announced its support of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation’s (AMCC) [NASDAQ:AMCC] new 440GR PowerPC® processor for networking applications. Kozio develops software solutions that verify design and validate hardware for embedded single-board computer systems.

"We’re pleased that Kozio’s kDiagnostics solutions will be available for our 440GR customers, “said Charlie Ashton, director of PowerPC software at AMCC. “We’re confident that by using kDiagnostics to verify their embedded system designs, our customers will be able to reduce their internal costs and accelerate their time-to-market."

"We're pleased to build on an existing successful relationship with AMCC by providing support for their newest PowerPC processor," notes Kozio President, Joseph Skazinski. "We're dedicated to helping product development teams using the 440GR, 440EP and all other AMCC PowerPC processors, turn their prototypes into products faster than ever."

Based on the PowerPC 440 superscalar core, AMCC's 440GR is targeted at networking and storage control plane applications. The low-power, low-cost PowerPC 440GR offers increased processor speed, memory performance and integrated dual fast Ethernets. Ideal for line card, system control and multi-radio devices, the PowerPC 440GR operates at a clock frequency of up to 667 MHz.

For developers of AMCC 440GR and 440EP-based products and a wide range of other processor families from leading manufacturers, Kozio provides a completely integrated diagnostics solution – including drivers for peripherals, as well as turnkey test suites for Ethernet, I2C, USB, HSS and other features provided through the core processor architecture. Kozio also leverages its extensive hardware expertise to provide professional services supporting boot loader and OS integration to custom platforms.

Kozio delivers a complete diagnostics and functional test solution for hardware board bring-up, manufacturing test and production-ready power-on self-test through its products: kDiagnostics for system-level diagnostics of embedded designs; kMfgTest for automated embedded manufacturing and functional test; and kPOST for off-the-shelf Power-On Self-Test (POST). All products are delivered as pre-built binaries fully ported to custom hardware. For more information on Kozio products and free evaluation kits, visit http://www.kozio.com. For more information on AMCC’s PowerPC 440GR please visit http://www.amcc.com.

About AMCC

AMCC provides the essential building blocks for the processing, moving and storing of information worldwide. The company blends systems and software expertise with high-performance, high-bandwidth silicon integration to deliver silicon, hardware and software solutions for global wide area networks (WAN), embedded applications such as PowerPC and programmable SOC architectures, storage area networks (SAN), and high-growth storage markets such as Serial ATA (SATA) RAID. AMCC's corporate headquarters are located in San Diego, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world. For further information regarding AMCC, please visit at http://www.amcc.com.

About Kozio, Inc.

Kozio, Inc. develops software solutions that verify design and validate hardware for embedded single-board computer systems used in products such as ADSL gateways, wireless access points, network routers, voice solutions, security and test equipment, and aerospace systems. Kozio's products provide comprehensive test solutions, including diagnostics for board bring-up, automated manufacturing test, and built-in self-test software for manufactured products. Kozio's customers design, develop and manufacture boards used in computer-based electronic systems for the aerospace, networking, defense, test and wireless industries. Kozio products ease many embedded systems development challenges, from design through manufacturing and support, saving customers time and money. Kozio also provides custom software services leveraging its extensive knowledge of numerous semiconductor technologies. The company is privately held and based in Longmont, Colorado, and counts ADI Engineering, Intel and IBM among its major customers and partners. For more information, visit http://www.kozio.com.

kDiagnostics, kMfgTest, kPOST and Flash-N-Run are registered trademarks of Kozio, Inc. AMCC is a registered trademark of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. PowerPC is a registered trademark of the International Business Machines Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Contact: Joseph Skazinski, Kozio, Inc., (303) 776-1356, joseph.skazinski@kozio.com, or Brad Shannon, Shannon Marketing Communications, (970) 461-4906, brad@shannonmarcom.com.

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