Microsemi Collaborates with HMS Industrial Networks AB to Introduce Highly Secure Anybus CompactCom 40 Industrial Protocol Solutions

HMS Industrial Networks Provides Robust Multi-protocol Industrial Ethernet Solutions on a Single SmartFusion2 FPGA Platform

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. – Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and HMS Industrial Networks (HMSN.ST), a leading supplier of communications technology for industrial automation, announced the availability of HMS's Anybus CompactCom 40-series products for industrial Ethernet solutions based on Microsemi's SmartFusion™ 2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate array (FPGA) device. The highly secure device offers customers lower total cost of ownership and accelerated time-to-market with low power and secure industrial Ethernet protocol conversion solutions on a single SmartFusion2 FPGA platform.

"We welcome HMS as an ecosystem provider and are pleased HMS Industrial Networks has successfully leveraged the industry-leading features of Microsemi's SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA, including its reliability, security, low power, compact form factor and high levels of integration into a variety of its unique industrial Ethernet devices," said Jason Chiang, senior marketing manager at Microsemi. "The high value of our technology is demonstrated by the increased adoption of SmartFusion2 with partners and customers seeking to contain their total cost of ownership by implementing, for example, support for multiple industrial Ethernet standards on one FPGA platform with unique security features."

HMS's Anybus CompactCom 40-series products offer hardware solutions specifically designed for factory automation applications including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), motor drives, motion drive control and safety modules, as well as other applications for industrial customers. HMS products are available in chip, brick and module product offerings, allowing customers to avoid designing ASSP/ASIC-specific boards for each industrial Ethernet standard. Customers can use HMS's CompactCom 40-series and program Microsemi's FPGA to the desired industrial Ethernet protocol standards with the intellectual property (IP) and software stack for the ARM® Cortex-M3 microcontroller in SmartFusion2.

Collaborations between Microsemi and ecosystem solutions providers like HMS align well with Microsemi's commitment to the growing industrial Ethernet market. Microsemi's highly secure SmartFusion2 SoC FPGA offers layered hardware and software solutions to protect the IP, platform, manufacturing flow and data layer according to a customer's specific needs. The low power FPGA architecture also enables use of the device in compact solutions such as the Anybus CompactCom 40-series products from HMS. Should customers need to connect their industrial Ethernet boards to a larger network, Microsemi offers Ethernet switches and PHYs, Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) integrated circuits (ICs) and midspan products to complement HMS's industrial Ethernet solutions.

"Our Anybus CompactCom 40-series products benefit from the flexibility of using SmartFusion2 technology when designing the NP40 that is the core in the Anybus CompactCom, enabling support of multiple industrial Ethernet protocols on a single FPGA platform and accelerating time-to-market while lowering total cost of ownership for our customers," said Christian Bergdahl, product marketing manager at HMS Industrial Networks. "We were able to leverage on SmartFusion2's advantages when designing the NP40 into scalable, reprogrammable, low power and secure industrial Ethernet solutions with a simple purchase model--allowing us to continue bringing our customers the latest industrial connectivity technology for embedded solutions."

According to HMS Industrial Networks' internal analysis, although serial fieldbus protocols still dominate industrial networking today, industrial Ethernet is growing at a rate of 17 percent per annum--more than double the fieldbus growth rate. This growth allows HMS Industrial Networks and Microsemi to continue developing products catering to the specific needs of this expanding market opportunity.

HMS Industrial Networks is now offering its Anybus CompactCom 40-series products to its customers. For more information on the company's solutions leveraging Microsemi's SmartFusion2 technology, visit www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/design-resources/partners/hms-industrial-networks and www.anybus.com/products/abcc40.shtml. For more information on Microsemi's industrial Ethernet networking solutions, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/industrial/industrial-ethernet.

About Microsemi's SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs

SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs integrate inherently reliable flash-based FPGA fabric, a 166 megahertz (MHz) ARM Cortex-M3 processor, advanced security processing accelerators, DSP blocks, SRAM, eNVM and industry-required high performance communication interfaces, all on a single chip. Microsemi's SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs are designed to address fundamental requirements for advanced security, high reliability and low power in critical communications, industrial, defense, aviation and medical applications.

About HMS Networks AB

HMS Networks AB (publ) is a world-leading supplier of communication technology for industrial automation. Sales amounted to SEK 589 million in 2014. Over 90% of these sales were to customers located outside Sweden. All development and the major portion of manufacturing are carried out at the head office in Halmstad and at the Technology Center in Ravensburg. Sales offices are located in Japan, China, Germany, Denmark, India, UK, USA, Italy and France. HMS has 370 employees and produces network interface cards and products to interconnect different networks under the trademark Anybus® and IXXAT® and products for Remote Management under the trademark Netbiter®. HMS is listed on NASDAQ-OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm in the category Mid Cap, Information Technology.

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; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif, and has approximately 3,600 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

SOURCE Microsemi Corporation

CONTACT: Farhad Mafie, VP Worldwide Product Marketing, 949-356-2399; Beth P. Quezada, Director, Corporate Communications, 949-380-6102, Email: press@microsemi.com

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