Extensible Setup Architecture for Aptio V from AMI selected by Supermicro for use across its Gaming Workstation Platforms

Extensible Setup Architecture for Aptio V from AMI selected by Supermicro for use across its Gaming Workstation Platforms

Jun 18, 2015 | Press Release

NORCROSS, GA, USA – AMI, Inc., (AMI), a leader in BIOS, remote management, solutions for Android™ and data storage innovations, announced that its Extensible Setup Architecture (ESA) for Aptio® V UEFI BIOS Firmware was selected by Supermicro for use in their Gaming Workstation C7Z97-M/C7Z97-MF/C7Z97-OCE/C7X99-OCE/C7X99-OCE-F motherboards with CSE-GS50-000R/CSE-GS5B-000R chassis.

ESA is a feature-rich, streamlined graphical setup environment for Aptio V that gives developers options to create a BIOS setup environment with menus and design capabilities that include: unique branding options, the ability to drag and drop boot ordering, customization of fonts, background colors, images, vector graphics, a resizable menu layout and more.

These unique and extensive BIOS customization capabilities enable AMI’s OEM and ODM customers to create industry leading product diversification and differentiation.

It also offers excellent security and health monitoring capabilities along with full touch screen support for the BIOS for tablet and touch-based devices, including an integrated soft keyboard. AMI has seen these as features that are increasingly in high demand as this market segment continues to enjoy impressive growth.

“Supermicro’s expertise in enterprise server solutions brings major advantages to the workstation gaming enthusiast market, such as 6-layer PCBs with server quality TU-662/NP175 materials as well as top grade X5R/X7R class solid-state NPCAP ceramic chip capacitors combined with Digital PWMs, DrMOS, and Ferrite chokes for solid performance, exceptional stability and best power efficiency under heavy use,” said Don Clegg, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Supermicro. “With AMI’s ESA for Aptio V we offer extensive configuration settings along with access to Supermicro proprietary controls, wrapped in a branded GUI delivering the sophisticated, user-friendly experience our customers expect.”

“ESA offers us the capability to move our setup look and feel into the 21st century,” said Subramonian Shankar, President and CEO of AMI. “Designed from the ground up for enhanced user experience with the flexibility for OEM customization, ESA offers unmatched branding and support for mouse and touch screen configuration options. The fact that a market leader like Supermicro is embracing the capability to provide differentiation and unique features in their BIOS Setup with ESA reinforces our conviction that this is a timely and effective offering for our OEM and ODM customers that will gain wide adoption quickly.”

About Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI)

Supermicro® (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology and Green Computing is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and Embedded Systems worldwide. Supermicro is committed to protecting the environment through its “We Keep IT Green®” initiative and provides customers with the most energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions available on the market.

For more information on Supermicro Green Computing Solutions, visit www.Supermicro.com.

About AMI

AMI is Firmware Reimagined for modern computing. As a global leader in Dynamic Firmware for security, orchestration and manageability solutions, AMI enables the world’s compute platforms from on-premises to the cloud to the edge. AMI’s industry-leading foundational technology and unwavering customer support have generated lasting partnerships and spurred innovation for some of the most prominent brands in the high-tech industry. AMI is also a critical provider to the Open Compute ecosystem and is a member of numerous industry associations and standards groups, such as the Unified EFI Forum (UEFI), PICMG, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Cybersecurity Excellence Partnership (NCEP), and the Trusted Computing Group (TCG).

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