Microsemi Unveils New Family of High-Security, Self-encrypting Solid State Drives New 256GB, 200MB/s TRRUST-Stor™ Series 200 SATA SSD Shipping to Customers

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced a next-generation family of self-encrypting solid state drives (SSDs) for applications requiring superior data security, outstanding reliability, ruggedization, large storage capacity and high sustained data throughput rates. The first new product in the TRRUST-Stor™ Series 200 family is a 256 gigabyte (GB) 2.5" SATA SSD that operates at sustained rates of 200 megabytes per second (MB/s). The company has secured multiple design-wins for its new Series 200 SSD and initial shipments to customers are underway.

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TRRUST-Stor Series 200 SSDs are ideal for high bandwidth land-, air-, and ship-based video streaming and surveillance applications where recording every second of data is important. The high capacity Series 200 also provides ample storage for imaging applications such as those used in UAVs and vetronics.

"Our new Series 200 SSDs deliver the exceptional speed, capacity and unmatched security features required to meet growing demand for high-bandwidth, read-write drives used in data-sensitive applications," said BJ Heggli, vice president of strategic development and assistant general manager for Microsemi. "We will continue to execute on our product roadmap to deliver industry-leading solid state drives that match our customers' security, storage and performance requirements."

The TRRUST-Stor Series 200 is powered by Microsemi's second generation Armor™ processor. A full hardware-based erase takes less than eight seconds, the fastest erase time on the market. The Series 200 SSDs also offer the ability to load encryption keys. Customers can input their own AES-256 keys, purge them and re-load as needed. Microsemi's TRRUST-Purge™ technology destroys keys in less than 30 milliseconds when activated.

The self-encrypting drive (SED) features a built-in compact in-line encryptor with hardware-implemented AES 256 encryption using the XTS block cipher mode.

TRRUST-Stor Series 200 Features:

  • Capacity:  256 GB non-volatile storage using reliable, long-life SLC NAND flash
  • Performance:  200 MB/s sustained reads and writes
  • Encryption: Hardware-based implementation of AES-256 encryption with XTS, protecting sensitive data
  • Security: Flexible key management with loadable AES encryption keys.  Optional hardware-based authentication enables higher levels of security. The TRRUST-Purge function erases the keys in under 30ms, rendering data forensically unrecoverable.
  • DMEA Trusted Facility: U.S.-made with full BOM and manufacturing control
  • Fast Erase Capability: Hardware-based fast clear of the entire drive occurs in less than eight seconds
  • High-reliability: Developed to endure harsh environments, TRRUST-Stor SSD's ruggedized specifications allow the disk drive to withstand up to 3000G shock and 30 Grms of vibration.
  • Obsolescence Management: Leveraging Microsemi Armor flash management processor and IP, product obsolescence is mitigated.

For more information on TRRUST-Stor products please email 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, 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 TRRUST-Stor™ Series 200 SSDs, 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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