Microsemi Continues Its leadership in Broadband Gateway Line Circuits with the Introduction of Single-channel miSLIC Devices Pin Compatible with Dual-channel Devices, Microsemi's New miSLIC Device Enables Broadband Manufacturers to Offer One or Two Voice Channels from a Single Design

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today further expanded the company's miSLIC product line with a single-channel device that supports the ZSI interface designed for broadband gateway applications.

Having shipped over 500 million voice lines into the market, Microsemi is a leading provider of economical solutions for adding voice to broadband products. The new Le9661 device is no exception, providing a highly integrated, low power and cost-effective voice solution that enables reduced bill-of-material (BOM) costs. The miSLIC device's feature set and small packaging make it ideal for a full range of broadband residential gateways, including VDSL2 integrated access devices (IADs), Docsis 3.x cable embedded multimedia terminal adapters (eMTAs), and GPON and EPON fiber-to-the-premise (FTTX) solutions.

"Residential and SOHO VoIP subscribers are expected to grow at a 5.8 percent CAGR, reaching 281 million subscribers in 2018," reports Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC and IMS at Infonetics Research. "This will continue to drive demand for voice enabled gateways."

The Le9661 single-channel voice line circuit is pin compatible with dual-channel miSLIC devices (Le9662 and Le9672). The new device directly interfaces with processors developed by leading system-on-chip (SoC) suppliers for residential gateway applications. It also supports ringing and system power management and meets the latest V5.0 release of the European Code of Conduct on Energy Consumption of Broadband Equipment.

"The pin compatibility advantages we designed into this newest miSLIC device give broadband gateway manufacturers additional flexibility to develop a single design that offers one or two voice channels as an assembly option in production, allowing for greater economies of scale and lower total solution cost," said Nigel Wakely, Microsemi's director of marketing, voice products. "As a leading supplier of voice line circuits, Microsemi remains committed to continued innovation and investment in expanding our range of voice solutions for the communications market."

Packaging and Availability
The Le9661WQC miSLIC device is available in a 56-pin quad flat lead free (QFN) package and is sampling now. Pricing starts at $2.50 in 1,000 unit quantities.

For more information on Microsemi's single-channel miSLIC devices, please visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/voice-line-circuits/mislic-series. Customers can also 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.

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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 its single-channel miSLIC product line, the Le9661, 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.

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