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AMCC contributed the most to the network processing market's growth in 2003 says the Linley Group.

Network Processor Market Grew 30% in 2003 to a Record $85M; AMCC's Marketshare Almost Triple That of Nearest Competitor

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) (Nasdaq:AMCC) today announced that market research firm The Linley Group again ranked AMCC No. 1 worldwide in the sale of network processors for 2003, stating that AMCC, "contributed the most absolute dollars to the market's growth." AMCC continues to gain marketshare year over year, resulting in a substantial 23% lead over the next ranked network processing unit (NPU) vendor. AMCC has held this top leadership position since the inception of the network processing industry.

"After a very strong second-half 2003, we think AMCC has great momentum for continued growth in NPU shipments in 2004," said Bob Wheeler, senior analyst at The Linley Group. "AMCC's contribution to the industry's growth is a major factor in our projection that the NPU market will grow more than 40% in 2004."

"The network processing market continues to show signs of sequential growth, and as a pioneer in this industry, we feel very proud to contribute to its ongoing success with five generations of leading solutions," said Tom Tullie, senior vice-president of worldwide sales and WAN business for AMCC. "Our breadth of product solutions and depth of experience in this market translates to high-performance, customer-oriented devices. Tier One customers are responding to the 'Universal Port Services at Dedicated Port Economics' we're delivering in our network processing solutions, and we expect the demand to continue as OEMs and service providers require more functionality and flexibility."

AMCC's nP5 technology enables developers to deliver extremely fine-grained control of subscriber traffic without impacting the ability to perform complex ATM and packet internetworking at media speeds. The company's network processing solutions like the nP3700 integrated NP+TM serve as the cornerstone of AMCC's popular MISSION multi-service switching solution. AMCC network processors are used in a wide range of communications equipment in the access, metro and core segments of the network.

AMCC's customers include Alcatel, Cisco Systems, Fujitsu, Huawei Technologies, Lucent Technologies, Marconi and Nortel Networks.
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Publication:EDP Weekly's IT Monitor
Date:Apr 26, 2004
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