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American Megatrends was founded in 1985 and initially produced entire PC motherboards but shifted to producing BIOS chips such as the AMIBIOS product line.

Founded in 1985, American Megatrends Inc. (AMI) philosophy revolves around designing cutting-edge computer technology solutions with an unmatched assurance of quality. The company's mission is to develop the best computing solutions in the world.

American Megatrends leads the market as a provider of hardware and firmware solutions in the global market place by creating and maintaining unsurpassed product compatibility and quality.

The world's premier BIOS provider, AMI's market leading products are featured in virtually all major OEM designs. AMI continues as a technology leader by remaining on the cutting edge of new technology development. American Megatrends consistently develops the first BIOS for Intel's newest processor technologies. AMI created the Plug and Play solution for Intel and Microsoft, and stood as a leading member of the committee developing the DMI standard. We were the first to deliver a BIOS offering complete support for USB devices. AMI also leads in the development of future technology with its membership in organizations such as the RAID Advisory Board, Universal Serial Bus committee, and ACPI conference.


American Megatrends Inc. (AMI), the leader in storage and computing innovations worldwide, provides core technologies to the PC industry with unsurpassed compatibility and quality. AMI designs and manufactures the key hardware and software solutions necessary to build today’s state-of-the-art computing systems. Established in 1985 by S. Shankar and a group of engineers, AMI’s philosophy revolves around designing cutting-edge computer technology solutions with an unmatched assurance of quality. AMI’s mission is to develop advanced technology for the best computing solutions in the world and is committed to developing information solutions that continually surpass the strictest data availability and performance requirements.

When AMI contracted its first customer in 1985, it began to build a high-caliber reputation throughout the computer industry. By 1991 AMIBIOS was the number one BIOS in the world. In 1995 AMI products were in over half of the computers in the world, and in 1999 AMI was named the number one provider of third-party host-based RAID in the world.

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