TeamF1 and AMCC to Deliver Advanced Wireless and Security Solutions

1/19/2006 - TeamF1, Inc., the high-performance embedded networking and security software company, and Applied Micro Circuits Corp. (AMCC) (NASDAQ:AMCC), a leading vendor of embedded PowerPC® and network processors announced optimized and pre-validated support of TeamF1's secure networking solutions on AMCC's PowerPC family of highly integrated embedded microprocessors. This strategic alliance combines TeamF1's expertise in embedded security and advanced networking software with AMCC's global leadership in embedded PowerPC processing, enabling customers to speed time–to-market and reduce costs.

The two companies plan to jointly develop and market highly integrated, advanced networking and security OEM/ODM platforms for Wi-Fi® and VPN applications with an optimized hardware architecture and software components designed to leverage specialized hardware resources.

As a first step in a broader collaboration, the companies announced the availability of TeamF1's secure access point product "ASAP" and additional secure management capabilities integrated with AMCC's existing evaluation kit. A comprehensive, secure and managed access point solution, this initial integrated platform consists of TeamF1's ASAP and secure management middleware, AMCC's PowerPC 440GR-based Yellowstone evaluation kit and a standard off-the-shelf PCI-based Wi-Fi chipset. The pre-validated solution is targeted towards the growing market for full-featured secure access points and wireless gateways.

TeamF1's ASAP software sets a new standard by providing the ability to concurrently support many different generations of 802.11 security technology found in today's wireless networks -- from WEP through WPA, up to WPA2/ 802.11i, in either Personal (Pre-shared Key) or Enterprise (802.1X) modes. AMCC's PowerPC 440GR processor with integrated network connectivity and a 32-bit PCI v2.2 interface provides the necessary performance and interface features for a complete ODM/OEM-ready access point solution when combined with any standard PCI-based Wi-Fi® chipset.

TeamF1 is also in the process of validating and optimizing other market-leading security and networking software components in its portfolio for use with AMCC's existing and upcoming embedded PowerPC processors, making it easier for joint customers to bring secure connected embedded systems to market faster while benefiting from the use of leading edge protocols and technology.

"By teaming up with AMCC to provide the best overall solution to OEMs and ODMs of wired and wireless devices, we seek to accelerate their production schedules," said Mukesh Lulla, president of TeamF1. "We are confident that our ongoing strategic engineering and marketing efforts with AMCC will provide our mutual customers with the high-quality solutions that they have come to expect of both companies, while reducing integration risk, development costs and time-to-market."

"We're pleased that our partnership with TeamF1 has resulted in an optimized solution for wireless access points based on our PowerPC 440GR processor," said Charlie Ashton, director of PowerPC software at AMCC. "We look forward to future roadmap integrations with TeamF1, which will offer customers rapid development and the best-of-breed in both hardware and software solutions."

The first integrated hardware/software reference design providing a complete secure access point solution is available immediately from AMCC and TeamF1. A product brief describing the capabilities of this platform is available. Additionally, TeamF1's network security components such as V-IPSecure (IPsec and IKE), SSLimSecure (SSL), SSHield (SECSH) and authentication solutions (Kerberos, RADIUS, digital certificates) pre-validated on AMCC's PowerPC® processor family are also available individually under flexible licensing terms directly from TeamF1. For more product details, please go online.

About TeamF1
TeamF1, Inc. a privately held corporation headquartered in Fremont, CA, is a leader in high performance embedded networking and security software. Founded in 1996, TeamF1's products provide the secure software building blocks needed for wired and wireless infrastructure products in various market segments.

About AMCC
AMCC is a global leader in network and embedded PowerPC processing, optical transport and storage solutions. Our products enable the development of converged IP-based networks offering high-speed secure data, high-definition video and high-quality voice for carrier, metropolitan, access and enterprise applications. AMCC provides networking equipment vendors with industry-leading network and communications processing, Ethernet, SONET and switch fabric solutions. AMCC is also the leading vendor of high-port count SATA RAID controllers enabling low-cost, high-performance, high-capacity storage. AMCC's corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. Sales and engineering offices are located throughout the world.

AMCC is a registered trademark of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation.

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