Microsemi Adds Extended Flow to RT ProASIC3 FPGA Product Family Higher Level of Reliability Assurance Ideal for Aerospace Applications Requiring Screening Level Beyond Industry Standard MIL-STD-883 Class B

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.

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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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"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 the addition of Extended Flow (E Flow) to its RT ProASIC3 field programmable gate array (FPGA) device family, 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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