A Leader in Storage and Computing Innovations Worldwide American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) creates and manufactures key hardware and software solutions for the global computer marketplace, providing the highest quality and compatibility necessary to build today’s advanced computing systems.
Established by S. Shankar in 1985, AMI’s mission is to design state-of-the-art computer solutions and develop advanced technology for the best computing solutions in the world. Today, AMI is one of the largest BIOS firmware vendors, with AMIBIOS deployed in a high proportion of all desktops worldwide. AMI also holds a leading position in embedded and ultra-mobile computers.
AMI’s extensive product line includes StorTrends® IP-Storage Area Network (IP-SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) solutions, Aptio® and AMIBIOS® system software and firmware, MegaRAC® remote management firmware and enclosure management controllers, motherboards, back planes, diagnostic utilities and engineering services. With these product groups, AMI is uniquely positioned to provide all the fundamental components necessary to offer system performance, manageability, and availability for today’s enterprise computing requirements. AMI is the only company in the industry today offering all of these core technologies.
AMI has been a consistent leader in the technology industry, accomplishing a number of firsts:
■ First to build motherboards based on Intel® 386 and 486 processor platforms, and first to use onboard external cache designs to significantly improve their performance
■ First to build and ship a motherboard based on the Intel® Quad-Xeon® processor: the MegaPlex®
■ First to support USB in BIOS, first to create a GUI BIOS interface with mouse support, first to integrate diagnostics into BIOS, and first to support ACPI with AMIBIOS®, a consistent leader in the BIOS market
■ First to develop a native computer diagnostic for UEFI
■ First zero-U, rack- and desktop-free, digital KVM over IP
■ In 2007, AMI’s StorTrends® 3200i Storage Appliance was selected as a Top Ten Finalist in Storage Magazine’s “Product of the Year” Competition in the “Disk and Disk Subsystem” Category
■ In 2008, AMI introduced the first SGPIO backplane controllers featuring support for the International Blinking Pattern Interpretation (IBPI) Specification
By 1995 AMI was well known for its RAID expertise and was named the number one third-party host-based RAID controller manufacturer in the world by Gartner Group’s Dataquest. In August 2001 AMI sold its RAID assets, including its MegaRAID line, to LSI Corporation. This enabled AMI to expand its Stor Trends line of NAS and IP-SAN solutions. With StorTrends, AMI has its sights set once again on being a leader in the storage market.
AMI holds an ISO 9001: 2008 certification, in recognition of its commitment to quality. AMI customers receive the highest quality products - the first time, every time. AMI recognizes theincreasing demand for reduced total cost of ownership (TCO) in products from notebooks to servers and provides a line of software diagnostics that supports this effort. AMI continues to succeed in today’s highly competitive marketplace by bringing new products to market with advanced technology and design, and is recognized each year for these efforts with numerous awards and contracts.
Headquartered in Atlanta, and with offices around the world, AMI offers unmatched service and support. With more than 80% of its employees contributing engineering capacity, AMI can provide customers with unrivaled hardware and software design services, and is uniquely qualified to extend its customers a high level of product customization and technical support services.