Microsemi Introduces Industry's First Monolithic Quad Channel Translator for Optical Networks
Single-chip Line Card Device Integrates Quad DPLLs for 100G Muxponders

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today expanded its market-leading optical transport network (OTN) portfolio with the single-chip, ZL30165 line card device for OTN transport and switching applications. The ZL30165 is the industry's first monolithic line card device for OTN transport and switching applications. The ZL30165 has already been selected by number of leading OTN equipment manufacturers for use in 40G and 100G equipment. 

Key features include four integrated digital phased lock loops (DPLLs) capable of locking on to up to 10 inputs targeting muxponder applications that support multi-client transport on a single wavelength.  This allows equipment manufacturers to reduce the number of PLLs devices required in 100G applications, which saves board space and reduces bill of material costs.

"Our highly integrated ZL30165 line card allows equipment makers to bridge the capacity bandwidth gap between existing 10G networks and 100G pipes that are now being deployed," said Maamoun Seido, Microsemi  vice president of the company's Timing Products group. "With the addition of the ZL30165 to our product portfolio, we now offer a comprehensive suite of single, dual and quad channel low jitter solutions for OTN. We also have a full suite of products in development to support the continued growth of the optical backbone."

According to market research firm Infonetics, total OTN revenue (OTN transport and switching equipment) is expected to be $7 billion in 2012, or 55 percent of all optical spending, with an expected growth rate of 13 percent per year through 2016, or 80 percent of all optical spending.

"Growth of 100G is exceeding our most optimistic predictions and, in turn, significantly bolstering the optical transceiver end-market," said Andrew Schmitt, principal analyst for optical at Infonetics. "The availability of components such as the ZL30165 that increase the density of line cards is essential in order to support the rapid deployment of cost-effective 100G networks."

Availability and Support
The ZL30165 is available in volume production quantities now. Additional information on Microsemi's OTN timing devices, including full data sheets and application notes, is available to qualified customers. To learn how to become a qualified customer, please contact your local sales representative or visit: http://www.microsemi.com/timing-and-synchronization/zl30165.

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 ZL30165 monolithic quad channel translator, 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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SOURCE Microsemi Corporation

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