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Microsemi Complements Its Extensive RF Product Portfolio with New Line of Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit Devices

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Microsemi Corporation

2381 Morse Ave., Irvine, CA, 92614, USA

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Microsemi Complements Its Extensive RF Product Portfolio with New Line of Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit Devices

Press release date: May 29, 2014

Offering the Most Comprehensive Portfolio of RF, Microwave and Millimeter Wave Solutions that Includes Wideband and Low Noise Amplifiers and Switches for a Broad Range of Applications

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. - Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its entry into the monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) market space. Building on its rich history in RF, microwave and millimeter wave solutions, this new portfolio initially comprises of 16 products spanning DC-40GHz and includes wideband amplifier, low noise amplifier and switch products designed for the defense, communications, instrumentation and aerospace industries.

Microsemi has active MMIC product developments using both established gallium arsenide (GaAs) and emerging gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor technologies. According to Strategy Analytics the addressable market for GaAs MMICs in Microsemi's targeted markets such as defense and communications will be approximately $500 million by 2015. ABI Research also estimates the market for GaN MMICs to be approximately $100 million by 2018.

Microsemi's highly-differentiated MMIC product attributes lead to faster design cycle times and smaller overall solution sizes in electronic warfare (EW), signal intelligence (SIGINT), military communication and other applications such as instrumentation equipment.

"Leveraging Microsemi's extensive experience and capabilities in these markets has allowed us to work closely with industry-leading customers to define and develop products that solve engineer's problems in new and creative ways," said Ray Crampton, MMIC product line director, Microsemi. "Response to our initial MMICs has been exceptional and we are aggressively working to expand our offering with numerous active developments in both GaAs and GaN-on-SiC technologies."

Microsemi will be showcasing MMIC, diode, transistor and module solutions at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium from June 3-5, 2014 in Tampa Bay, Florida in booth #321.

About Microsemi MMIC Products
Microsemi's new MMIC products include several differentiating factors that include:

    --  The MMA001AA DC-20GHz wideband amplifier has positive gain slope with
         over 17dB gain at 20GHz.
    --  The MMS002AA single-pole, double-throw switch features approximately
         45dB of isolation from DC-20GHz.
    --  The MMA016AA DC- 15GHz amplifier has a power-selectable feature that
         allows customers to adjust power consumption based on the requirements
         of a particular application.

Availability and Pricing
Products are currently available for orders. To learn more about Microsemi MMICs visit www.microsemi.com/mmics or contact Microsemi's sales team at sales.support@microsemi.com.

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,400 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

Microsemi and the Microsemi logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Microsemi Corporation and/or its affiliates. Third-party trademarks and service marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

Source
Microsemi Corporation

Contact: Richard Round, Sr. Manager, Marketing Communications, 949.380.6135, Beth P. Quezada, Communications Specialist, 949-380-6102, Email: press@microsemi.com

Web Site: http://www.microsemi.com


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