Microsemi Backlighting Solutions Adopted by VIZIO

Nov 20, 2012, 07:00 ET from Microsemi Corporation

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced industry leader VIZIO, Inc. has utilized Microsemi's LED backlight driver for its E-Series 60-inch and 70-inch Class Razor LED Smart TVs (E601i-A3 and E701i-A3 respectively).

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VIZIO's highly-rated E601i-A3 and E701i-A3 which will launch this month feature an ultra-thin, slim-frame design, brilliant 1080p Full HD LED* quality and VIZIO Internet Apps. Operating at a remarkably low 84 watts, the E601i-A3 meets Energy Star power consumption requirements while providing superior performance display characteristics. Numerous reviews praise the E601i-A3 for exceeding the video performance and black level fidelity of competitive products, and delivering them at significantly more attractive price points.

Incorporated into VIZIO'S E601i-A3 and E701i-A3 is Microsemi's LX27901LED backlight driver. Based on the LCD Integrated Power Supply (LIPS) architecture, the LX27901 combines a television's main power supply with the LED driver on one printed circuit board, increasing power efficiency while enhancing backlight performance and lowering total solution cost. 

"We are proud to have been chosen by a leading flat panel HDTV brand in North America, which validates the high quality of our innovative solutions," said Roger Holliday, vice president of business development for Microsemi's Integrated Circuits group. "This project was particularly exciting as it gave us the opportunity to collaborate with a fellow Orange County-based technology company that is making such an impact on the industry."

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 VIZIO, Inc. integrating Microsemi's non-dissipative LED backlight driver for LCD TV applications into VIZIO's E601i-A3, 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.

* VIZIO's new E-Series LED backlit LCD TV line features edge-lit and direct-lit LED technologies.

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