Microsemi Extends Leadership in Differentiated Products by Introducing 13 New RF, Microwave and Millimeter Wave Devices at IMS 2015

New Product Exhibitions Featured in Phoenix, Arizona May 17-22

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 14, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it will feature 13 new products from its radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave integrated circuits (ICs), modules, monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and subsystem portfolio at the 2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2015) and Exhibition held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona May 17-22, 2015.  With a broad product offering spanning DC to 140 GHz, the new devices build upon Microsemi's rich history in RF, microwave and millimeter wave solutions and are ideal for the defense, communications, instrumentation, industrial and aerospace industries.

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"We are proud to launch these highly differentiated 13 new solutions, which cater to the shifting needs of our customer base, as well as the industry's growth forecasts in the defense, communications, instrumentation, industrial, and aerospace markets," said Norm Hildreth, vice president and general manager of Microsemi's Discrete Products Group. "Microsemi offers RF, microwave, and millimeter wave antenna to bits solutions with a progressive emphasis on high performance semiconductor (CMOS, SiGe, GaAs, GaN and InP) and packaging technologies. This has allowed us to work continuously with industry leaders in our target markets to solve complex engineering problems at the discrete, RFIC, MMIC, module and subsystem levels."

During the IMS2015 exhibition, the new devices, as well as other industry-leading products from Microsemi, will be on display for engineers, system architects and researchers interested in technologies that would differentiate their new designs.

Product Exhibition Areas

Microsemi's booth #1348 will showcase products areas where attendees can interact with Microsemi technical experts and discuss some of the company's most innovative products and system solutions. Products to be showcased include:

GaN HEMT RF Power Transistors Cover L & S-Bands to 800 Watts                                                                             

Microsemi's expanded family of RF power transistors based on gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) on silicon carbide (SiC) technology will include featuring five new L & S-band RF power transistors rated between 150 watts (W) and 800 W. The new 1012GN-800V, 1214GN-600VHE, 1214GN-400LV, 3135GN-280LV and 2425GN-150CW RF power transistors deliver outstanding performance in terms of size, weight, power and efficiency in a wide range of avionics; radar; and industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/parametric-search/3232/flash?catid=1634&tmpl=component.

Monolithic SPST PIN Switch Elements Offer Low Loss Through 40 GHz

Microsemi's MPS4101-012S and MPS4102-013S are single-chip silicon monolithic series-shunt elements designed with minimal parasitic inductance to provide optimum insertion loss and isolation characteristics over the entire 50 MHz to 40 GHz frequency range. These products are ideal replacements for the conventional shunt mounted chip and series mounted beam lead PIN diode normally used in the manufacture of broadband microwave switches.

With less than 1.1 dB insertion loss and isolation of 31 dB at 26 GHz, coupled with fast switching times of 5 nS while handling 3 W of continuous wave (CW) power these devices are ideal for wideband high linearity applications such as test equipment, electronic countermeasures, and electronic warfare. These products meet RoHS requirements per EU directive 2002/95/EC. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/existing-parts/parts/136624#overview.

Broadband Coaxial Limiters Deliver Receiver Protection to 100 Watts CW

Microsemi's GG77317-01 through GG77317-05 series of broadband coaxial limiters provide unprecedented CW power handling capability across the 10 MHz to 2.5 GHz, 10 MHz to 4 GHz and 10 MHz to 6 GHz frequency bands. Capable of limiting 60 W, 70 W and 100 W of incident CW power, these broadband coaxial limiters are ideal for receiver protection in ECM, EW, radar and test equipment applications. These coaxial limiters feature insertion losses as low as 0.3 dB and maximum VSWR values of 1.4:1 over the 2 to 3 GHz frequency range. All device variants provide 1,000 W of peak RF power handling capability and typical recovery times between 1.5 and 2 microseconds.

Suitable for use in rugged environments, as well as RF and microwave laboratory applications, these PIN diode-based limiters feature SMA female connectors and are designed to meet or exceed the MIL-STD-883 environmental conditions without damage. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/limiters/3423-coaxial-limiters.

RF Modules & Subsystems

Microsemi's L0618-50-T523 is a high power broadband gallium nitride (GaN) amplifier that delivers 100 W of saturated output power over the 6 to 18 GHz frequency range, and is offered in a compact 10" x 8.25" x 6" rack mount configuration. Designed for land mobile electronic warfare applications, the L0618-50-T523 amplifier operates from -20 degrees C to +50 degrees C baseplate temperature, and is provided with heat sinks and fans for cooling. The amplifier is fault-protected with over temperature and reverse power monitors, and operates from a +28 to +36V DC power supply.

About Ultimate Performance MMICs

Microsemi's portfolio of industry-leading MMIC products spans the DC to 65 GHz frequency range and targets a broad range of applications including those in electronic warfare, radars, test and measurement instrumentation, and microwave communications. The portfolio is based on high performance process technologies and comprises high power and low noise broadband amplifiers, amplifier modules, prescalers, attenuators and switches. Microsemi offers 17 distributed amplifier products. Microsemi's prescalers combine higher frequency operation, the flexibility to divide by a large number of ratios and excellent residual phase noise. For more information, visit www.microsemi.com/MMICs

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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; 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 featuring 13 new products from its radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter wave integrated circuits (ICs), modules, MMICs and subsystem portfolio at the 2015 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2015) and Exhibition held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona May 17-22, 2015, 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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