Microsemi's TRRUST-Stor™ Solid State Drive Earns Editor's Choice Award from Military Embedded Systems Magazine Highly Secure SSD is NIST Certified for AES Encryption

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its TRRUST-Stor solid state drive (SSD) earned the prestigious Editor's Choice award from Military Embedded Systems magazine. Microsemi's highly secure TRRUST-Stor SSD includes hardware-implemented AES encryption with a 256-bit key using the XTS block cipher mode and additional security features that render data forensically unrecoverable in less than 30 milliseconds.

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"TRRUST-Stor drive is arguably the most secure solid state drive on the market today and we are honored to have earned Military Embedded Systems' Editor's Choice award for this innovative solution," said BJ Heggli, vice president of strategic development and assistant general manager for Microsemi. "Microsemi has a long and proven track record of providing security solutions for military and industrial applications. We are increasing our focus and investment in this important segment and will continue to drive innovations that help our customers protect critical data and design information."

Microsemi's security solutions portfolio includes field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), system-on-chip (SoCs) products, cryptography solutions, TRRUST-Stor SSDs, intellectual property (IP) and firmware. The company also offers a comprehensive range of anti-tamper services, as well as design, assembly, packaging and testing services all in its trusted facility.

About TRRUST-Stor

In addition to AES 256-bit encryption, Microsemi's TRRUST-Stor SSD features sanitization protocols, Microsemi's proprietary Armor processor and TRRUST-Purge technology.

The proprietary SSD design provides superior data integrity and endurance by focusing processing power on error correction, wear leveling, and eliminating drive corruption and unscheduled downtime. This failure prevention methodology protects data from catastrophic failures in critical applications and provides an essential layer of protection.

The TRRUST-Stor SSD family provides up to 512 gigabyte host non-volatile removable media. These SSDs are designed for outstanding reliability, performance, and security in applications requiring high data security and rugged environments. The drives are also available with ruggedized SATA connectors. All design and manufacturing for the TRRUST-Stor is done in the U.S. in Microsemi's trusted facility.

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 Editor's Choice award, 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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