News | May 29, 2014

Microsemi Complements Its Extensive RF Product Portfolio With New Line Of Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit Devices

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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, CA /PRNewswire/ - 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.

"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 monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), 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

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