Microsemi Commends EU on Its New Security Scanner Regulations
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today voiced its support for the European Union’s (EU) decision to impose new operational and technical regulations governing the use of security scanners at airports to ensure compliance with fundamental rights and the protection of health.
Microsemi develops and manufactures imaging and detection solutions that include active and passive millimeter wave (mmW) RF technology, both of which detect metallic and non-metallic objects, without subjecting individuals to the potentially harmful effects of radiation and while protecting privacy. These technologies may also eliminate physically intrusive security procedures while ensuring the safety of the traveling public.
“The EU memorandum validates our beliefs regarding the accuracy and safety of active and passive millimeter wave technology in these applications, and further motivates us to continue developing next generation products for this market,” said David Hall, vice president and general manager at Microsemi. “This decision expands Microsemi’s opportunity to provide our customers with passive and active millimeter wave products for the European marketplace, as well as internationally, and allow them to address public safety concerns.”
About Microsemi’s mmW Solutions
Microsemi’s mmW solutions include complete systems and component level-solutions. System solutions include AllClearÃ‚® a handheld, image-free, battery-powered, passive millimeter wave people screening device. MobileScanÃ‚® is a portable GEN 2Ã‚® device that is completely self-contained, uses its own rechargeable power supply, and can be at operational readiness within minutes.
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor solutions for: aerospace, defense and security; enterprise and commercial; and industrial and alternative energy markets. Products include high-performance, high-reliability analog and RF devices, mixed-signal and RF integrated circuits, configurable SoCs, FPGAs, and complete subsystems. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,000 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.
All trademarks are the property of Microsemi Corporation.
“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including without limitation statements related to its active and passive mmW solutions, and its potential effects on future business, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as rapidly changing technology and product obsolescence, potential cost increases, variations in customer order preferences, weakness or competitive pricing environment of the marketplace, uncertain demand for and acceptance of the company’s products, adverse circumstances in any of our end markets, results of in-process or planned development or marketing and promotional campaigns, difficulties foreseeing future demand, potential non-realization of expected orders or non-realization of backlog, product returns, product liability, and other potential unexpected business and economic conditions or adverse changes in current or expected industry conditions, difficulties and costs of protecting patents and other proprietary rights, inventory obsolescence and difficulties regarding customer qualification of products. In addition to these factors and any other factors mentioned elsewhere in this news release, the reader should refer as well to the factors, uncertainties or risks identified in the company’s most recent Form 10-K and all subsequent Form 10-Q reports filed by Microsemi with the SEC. Additional risk factors may be identified from time to time in Microsemi’s future filings. The forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date hereof, and Microsemi does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
SOURCE Microsemi Corporation