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Microsemi Broadens Communications Timing Portfolio with Family of Buffers New Solutions Support Industry's Lowest Additive Jitter Combined with Best Power Supply Noise Rejection Performance

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today expanded its communications timing portfolio with its first family of clock distribution differential fan-out buffers. The 28-part family of buffers supports clock rates of up to 750 megahertz (MHz); two types of outputs, low voltage positive emitter coupled logic (LVPECL) and low voltage differential signaling (LVDS); and multiple fan-out ratios. Internal and external terminations for inputs eliminate the need for external peripheral components. In addition, the ultra-low additive output jitter leaves the majority of the jitter budget to the high speed transceivers. The combination of these features results in lower bill-of-material (BOM) costs.

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The new clock buffers devices are synergistic with Microsemi's broad timing portfolio and, when used together, provide customers improved board performance and complete timing solutions.

"Broadening our current timing and synchronization offering with our new buffer family allows us to offer customers a complementary building block for clock generation and synthesis products," said Maamoun Seido, vice president and business unit manager of Microsemi's timing products. "Communications is a key area of focus for Microsemi. With our investments in this area, including the acquisition of Maxim's timing, synthesis and synchronization business earlier this year, we now have the roadmaps and resources in place to capitalize on growing opportunities in this market segment."

About Microsemi's New Buffer Family

Microsemi's high-performance buffers deliver the industry's lowest additive jitter combined with best power supply noise rejection performance. This preserves signal integrity by adding ultra-low jitter and filtering noise from power supplies, resulting in better performance while simplifying engineering board design efforts. In addition, the flexible I/O structure and internal on chip input terminations eliminate the need for external components, which reduces BOM costs. Microsemi's new buffer family includes:

LVPECL Output Solutions:

Input Termination

1:2 Fan-out

QFN-16

3x3 mm

1:4 Fan-out

QFN-16

3x3 mm

1:6 Fan-out

QFN-32

5x5 mm

1:8 Fan-out

QFN-32

5x5 mm

2:6 Fan-out

QFN-32

5x5 mm

2:8 Fan-out

QFN-32

5x5 mm

External

P/N  ZL40200

P/N ZL40202

P/N  ZL40204

P/N  ZL40206

P/N  ZL40208

P/N  ZL40210

P/N  ZL40224

Internal

P/N  ZL40201

P/N  ZL40203

P/N  ZL40205

P/N  ZL40207

P/N  ZL40209

P/N  ZL40211

P/N  ZL40225

LVDS Output Solutions:

Input Termination

1:2 Fan-out

QFN-16

3x3 mm

1:4 Fan-out

QFN-16

3x3 mm

1:6 Fan-out

QFN-32

5x5 mm

1:8 Fan-out

QFN-32

5x5 mm

2:6 Fan-out

QFN-32

5x5 mm

2:8 Fan-out

QFN-32

5x5 mm

External

P/N  ZL40212

P/N ZL40214

P/N  ZL40216

P/N  ZL40218

P/N  ZL40220

P/N  ZL40222

P/N  ZL40226

Internal

P/N  ZL40213

P/N  ZL40215

P/N  ZL40217

P/N  ZL40219

P/N  ZL40221

P/N  ZL40223

P/N  ZL40227

Microsemi is the market leader in network synchronization and offers an industry-leading portfolio focused on timing solutions for packet networks (SyncE and IEEE1588) and optical transport network (OTN) systems. The company offers a complete portfolio of timing products for high-performance network synchronization including digital phase locked loop (DPLL) solutions to drive network clocks, as well as analog and mixed-signal timing ICs to meet performance requirements for up to 10G/40G interfaces. Additional products include clock management solutions to simplify system and board design.

Packaging and Pricing

Microsemi's new fan-out buffers are available in production quantities now. For more information please visit www.microsemi.com/timing-and-synchronization/clock-fan-out-buffers or contact your local sales representative (http://www.microsemi.com/en/ordering/sales-contacts).

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.

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 first family of clock distribution differential fan-out buffers 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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