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Single-Chip Flash FPGA integrates E Flow technology.

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December 7, 2012 - Available in various packages, including ceramic quad flat pack (CQFP) CQ256 package, RT ProASIC®3 E Flow single-chip flash FPGAs offers reprogrammability while requiring no additional code storage or mitigation for radiation-induced configuration upsets. Extended Flow (E Flow) technology offers processing steps for space-critical applications requiring screening level beyond industry standard MIL-STD-883 Class B.

Microsemi Corporation

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

Original Press Release

Microsemi Adds Extended Flow to RT ProASIC3 FPGA Product Family

Press release date: November 29, 2012

Higher Level of Reliability Assurance Ideal for Aerospace Applications Requiring Screening Level Beyond Industry Standard MIL-STD-883 Class B

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today introduced the addition of the Extended Flow (E Flow) to its RT ProASIC®3 field programmable gate array (FPGA) device family, providing additional screening options and a higher level of reliability assurance required in many critical space applications.

The RT ProASIC3 FPGA is the first single-chip flash FPGA of its kind to offer reprogrammability while requiring no additional code storage or mitigation for radiation-induced configuration upsets, unlike SRAM FPGAs. Microsemi's E Flow offers additional processing steps for space applications requiring a screening level beyond the industry standard MIL-STD-883 Class B.

The company conducts additional factory testing and screening, eliminating the need for customers to do so on their own. This in turn prevents schedule risk, saving customers both time and associated costs.

Microsemi has been providing solutions for demanding space applications for more than 55 years and currently has more than 150 fully qualified space products in its portfolio. The company's standard and customized space solutions include converters, FPGAs, customizable system-on-chip (cSoC) solutions, MOSFETS, rectifiers, switching diodes, transistors, DC-DC converters and zener diodes. 

Availability and Packaging
The RT ProASIC3 E Flow FPGAs are available in production now in various packages including its recently released ceramic quad flat pack (CQFP) CQ256 package. For more information on the E Flow, the RT ProASIC3 FPGA datasheet can be viewed at www.microsemi.com/soc/documents/RTPA3_DS.pdf.

Microsemi is a leader in space technologies and will be holding its next Space Forum in Los Angeles on Dec. 4, 2012. For more information, please visit www.microsemi.com/details/47-microsemi-space-forum.

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, radiation-hardened and highly reliable analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and 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 3,000 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

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CONTACT: Gwen Carlson, Director of Corp. Communications, +1-949-380-6135, Beth P. Quezada, Communications Specialist, +1-949-380-6102, press@microsemi.com

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