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Microsemi Announces World’s First SyncE Timing Devices to Support Telecom, Ethernet and OTN Clock Rates

January 17, 2012

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the availability of the world’s first single-chip, standards-compliant Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) solutions allowing the transmission of SyncE over Optical Transport Network (OTN) channels without the need for additional rate conversion phased locked loops (PLLs). The new ZL30153 and ZL30154 timing devices support Ethernet clock rates and all OTN clock rates. Using Microsemi’s single-chip solutions for both SyncE and OTN applications allows telecom equipment manufacturers to support multiple services over a single network and lower timing solutions costs.

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“The ZL30153 and ZL30154 are the most flexible and highly integrated SyncE solutions available in the market today, and indicative of the industry-leading products we plan to develop moving forward,” said Russ Garcia, Microsemi EVP and general manager of the company’s Communications and Medical Products group. “We are committed to making the investments required to further strengthen our leadership position in timing products, and accelerate the development of multiple communications solutions that set the standard for performance and reliability.”

The new ZL30153 and ZL30154 SyncE timing devices support flexible input and output rates and are fully compliant to SyncE standards. Microsemi’s previous generation SyncE solutions, as well as currently available competitive solutions, only support Telecom and Ethernet clock rates. The programmable digital PLLs in both devices synchronize to any clock rate from one hertz (Hz) to 750 megahertz (MHz). This allows the one pulse per second (PPS) global positioning system (GPS) signal to be used directly as an input reference. In addition, the programmable synthesizers generate any clock rate from one Hz to 750 MHz.

The ZL30154 timing card device provides two independent digital PLLs for applications that require independent transmit and receive timing paths, while the ZL30153 device uses a single digital PLL for clock synchronization. Delivering high performance at a considerably lower cost versus the competition, the new devices require only an inexpensive temperature controlled crystal oscillator (TCXO) to achieve full compliance with ITU-T Recommendation G.8262.

For more information on Microsemi’s Synchronous Ethernet timing devices, please visit www.microsemi.com/cmpg/hs/82_23686.htm and www.microsemi.com/cmpg/hs/82_23689.htm. Full data sheets and application notes are available to qualified customers. To learn how to become a qualified customer, please contact a local sales representative.

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor solutions for: aerospace, defense and security; enterprise and communications; and medical, alternative energy and industrial markets. Products include high-performance, high-reliability analog and RF devices, mixed-signal and RF ICs, ultra low-power radios, customizable 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.

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“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 ZL30153 and ZL30154 timing devices, 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.

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