Microsemi Expands Leadership in Enterprise and Industrial Markets with New Addition to its SparX-IV Ethernet Switch Family

New Device Supports increased Capacity and Port Configurations, Reducing Cost and Increasing Flexibility for Customers

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 27, 2015 — (PRNewswire) —  Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it will be unveiling a new member of its SparX-IV enterprise Ethernet switch product family, VSC7449, offering significantly higher switching capacity and competitive port configurations. The new SparX-IV enterprise Ethernet switch is ideal for managed small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and enterprise switch platforms, including Wi-Fi access and aggregation, as well as industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications.  

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"The VSC7449 device supports 48 one-Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports and four 10GbE ports switching in a single chip, including direct connectivity 10G fiber, which, combined with the Microsemi's high density 12-port 1000 Base-T PHY, offers the most cost-effective fully managed L2/3 switching solution in the industry," said Uday Mudoi, vice president, marketing, for Microsemi's Ethernet Networking Technology (ENT) group. "Additionally, the VSC7449 offers integrated SyncE and 1588v2 timing support necessary to meet emerging industrial Ethernet market needs."

According to market research firm Infonetics' 2015 report, the enterprise Ethernet switch market continues to grow in terms of number of ports supported by these devices, especially in 2.5 GbE and 10GbE. Port speeds of 2.5GbE are expected to grow from approximately 412,000 ports in 2015 to 9.5 million in 2019, and 10GbE port speeds are expected to grow from approximately 44 million ports in 2015 to more than 171 million by 2019.

The VSC7449 features optimal port configurations, providing up to four 10Gbps Ethernet port connectivity without requiring an external PHY and up to 24 2.5Gbps Ethernet port supporting an upgrade to 802.11ac networks using existing cable infrastructure. With its industrial temperature range, and integrated IEEE 1588 timing and synchronization, the SparX-IV Ethernet switches are also ideal for industrial Ethernet switch applications. SparX-IV switch family, enabled by Microsemi's turnkey application software SMBStaX and IStaX, and complemented by Microsemi's Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) power sourcing equipment (PSE) integrated circuits (ICs) and clock management product portfolios, offers a quick time-to-market path for enterprise and industrial equipment manufacturers.

Other key features include:

  • Support port configurations:
    • 48x 1GbE + 4x 10GbE
    • 24x 2.5GbE + 4x 10GbE
  • Fully non-blocking wire speed switching performance for all frame sizes
  • Provides integrated SyncE and 1588v2 timing support with hardware-based time-stamping
  • Supports an upgrade to 802.11ac access point (AP) networks using existing cable infrastructure
  • Energy-efficient Ethernet (IEEE802.3az-2010) supported by the switch core
  • Integrated central processing unit (CPU) to support hitless in-service upgrades
  • Shortened time-to-market with Microsemi's complete networking software suites, including SMBStax, WebStax and IStaX, serving different applications
  • Industrial temperature range ideal for outside deployments

The new SparX-IV Enterprise Ethernet switch will be on display and demonstrated by Microsemi's team on June 3, at the COMPUTEX TAIPEI Summit Forum 2015. More information about Microsemi's enterprise and industrial product portfolios can be found at http://www.microsemi.com/applications/communications/enterprise-infrastructure and http://www.microsemi.com/applications/industrial.

The VSC7449 is sampling now, with production scheduled for October/November 2015. For more product information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/index.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_download&gid=135100 or contact the sales team at Email Contact.

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.

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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 member of its SparX-IV enterprise Ethernet switch product family, VSC7449, offering significantly higher switching capacity and competitive port configurations, 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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