ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its RTG4™ high-speed signal processing radiation-tolerant field programmable gate array (FPGA) product family has been honored by ElectroniqueS magazine with its Electron d'Or award in the defense/aerospace category. The prestigious award program, sponsored by one of France's leading electronics trade publications, identifies the most innovative products of the year in several different categories, highlighting technologies that will have a significant impact on the market.
"We are honored our RTG4 FPGAs were recognized as the single best product in the defense/aerospace category by ElectroniqueS, as this validates our commitment to the space industry as the leading supplier of space qualified FPGAs," said Ken O'Neill, director of marketing, space and aviation at Microsemi. "RTG4 integrates Microsemi's fourth-generation flash-based FPGA fabric and high-performance interfaces on a single chip while maintaining the resistance to radiation-induced configuration upsets in the harshest radiation environments, such as space flight, high altitude aviation, medical electronics and nuclear power plant control."
RTG4 FPGAs are Microsemi's latest development in a long history of radiation-tolerant FPGAs that are found in many NASA, ESA and other spacecraft programs, and combine a wealth of features with the highest quality and reliability to meet the increasing demands of modern satellite payloads. The devices feature reprogrammable flash technology offering complete immunity to radiation-induced configuration upsets in the most severe environments, requiring no configuration scrubbing, unlike SRAM FPGA technology. RTG4 also supports space applications requiring up to 150,000 logic elements and up to 300 MHz of system performance.
"The RTG4 series is unique in that it combines the processing power performance of 'classical' FPGAs and the ability to cope with harsh environments, which corresponds to the needs of applications such as aerospace in the near future," said Pascal Coutance, editor-in-chief of ElectroniqueS magazine.
For 18 years ElectroniqueS has organized the Electron d'Or awards, which recognize products and technologies making the largest impact on the industry during the year leading up to the awards. The winner in each category is determined by an independent jury of renowned experts in the electronics industry. Microsemi and other winners were presented awards during a ceremony on June 24 in Paris.
To learn more about Microsemi's RTG4 device, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/fpga-soc/radtolerant-fpgas/rtg4.
About Microsemi's Space Product Portfolio
Complementing its leadership in space FPGA technology, Microsemi is increasing its value as a systems solution provider with a new family of radiation-hardened analog mixed signal ICs for telemetry and motor control, such as the recently announced LX7730 telemetry controller, as well as with a variety of radiation-hardened DC-to-DC converters, precision time and frequency solutions, linear and point of load (POL) hybrids, custom hybrid solutions and comprehensive radiation-hardened discretes. For more information about Microsemi's product portfolio for space applications, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/space.
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; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif, and has approximately 3,600 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 RTG4 high-speed signal processing radiation-tolerant field programmable gate array (FPGA) product family being honored by ElectroniqueS magazine with its Electron d'Or award in the defense/aerospace category, 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