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AppliedMicro Adds Duston Williams To Its Board Of Directors

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (Nasdaq:AMCC), also known as AppliedMicro, announced today that Duston Williams, age 55, was elected to its Board of Directors at its 2013 Annual Stockholders Meeting. Mr. Williams has also been appointed to serve as Chairman of AppliedMicro's Audit Committee.

"Duston brings an invaluable amount of knowledge and experience to our Board and Audit Committee," said Dr. Paramesh Gopi, AppliedMicro's CEO. "We are delighted to have Duston join our company as a Director."

"As I explored working with AppliedMicro, I discovered a solid base business and an exciting data center growth strategy. I look forward to serving on the Board," said Mr. Williams.

Mr. Williams has more than 28 years of experience serving in CFO and other senior management finance and accounting positions with semiconductor and other technology companies. He has served as CFO of Gigamon, Inc. since 2012. He also served as CFO of SandForce, Inc. through its sale to LSI Corporation in January 2012. Before Sandforce, Mr. Williams served as CFO of Infinera Corporation, Maxtor Corporation, Aruba Wireless Networks, Rhapsody Networks Inc., and Netigy Corporation. Mr. Williams also served in a variety of accounting and finance positions, including senior vice president and CFO, at Western Digital Corporation.

About AppliedMicro Applied Micro Circuits Corporation is a global leader in computing and connectivity solutions for next-generation cloud infrastructure and data centers. AppliedMicro delivers silicon solutions that dramatically lower total cost of ownership. Corporate headquarters are located in Sunnyvale, California. .

© Copyright 2013. Applied Micro Circuits Corporation, AppliedMicro, X-Gene, Server on a Chip, and Cloud Server are trademarks or registered trademarks of Applied Micro Circuits Corporation. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.
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