Microsemi Releases Ultra Low-power Sub-GHz Radio With Extended Temperature and Frequency Range

Next-generation 2mA Low-power Transceiver Supports Industrial Operating Temperatures and China Unlicensed Frequency Bands

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 7, 2013 — (PRNewswire) —  Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced the ZL70251 ultra low-power (ULP) radio frequency (RF) transceiver with an extended temperature operating range of -40 degrees centigrade (C) to 85 degrees C for short-range wireless sensor products used in industrial applications. In addition, the next-generation transceiver now can be used in unlicensed frequency bands ranging from 779-965 megahertz (MHz), which broadens the scope of operation from the previously supported North American (915 MHz) and Europe (868 MHz) bands to include China's 779-787 MHz radio frequency spectrum.

"Extending the temperature range of our industry-leading low-power consumption radio allows us to address increasing demand for M2M low power nodes used in automation and industrial control applications," said Francois Pelletier, product marketing director of Microsemi's ULP product group. "Increasing our frequency band parameters also enable to broaden our geographic footprint and capitalize on growing market opportunities in China."

The ZL70251 is fully functional over the industrial temperature range, while still delivering the industry's lowest peak power at 2mA in both transmit and receive mode. This performance enables extremely low-power wireless nodes to operate in harsh environments. It is offered in a compact 3 millimeter (mm) x 2mm chip scale package (CSP) and requires only two external components, which makes it ideal for products with space constraints.

A suite of ZL70251 product development support tools are available, including an application development kit (ADK), a low-power wireless communication software code starter for point-to-point connections and wireless sensor reference designs based on coin cell batteries.

The new device is sampling now and will reach full production status in July 2013. For more information, or to obtain a sample, email Email Contact or contact your local distributor or Microsemi sales representative.

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 its new ultra low-power radio (ULP) frequency (RF) transceiver for short-range wireless applications, 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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