Microsemi Wins EDN China's Innovation Award for Best Telecom & Networking Product

Company's SimpliPHY VSC8502 Device Recognized at June 25 Award Ceremony in Shanghai

ALISO VIEJO, Calif, June 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it was the recipient of EDN China's 2015 Innovation Award for "Best Product" in the Telecom & Networking category for its SimpliPHY VSC8502. The award-winning Ethernet solution offers the smallest package, lowest pin count and lowest power/port dual-port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) PHY with Synchronous Ethernet. Microsemi and other winners were announced on June 25, 2015 during an awards ceremony in Shanghai.

"The Microsemi team is honored that EDN China has recognized our SimpliPHY VSC8502 with this Innovation Award," said David Grant, senior product marketing manager for Microsemi's Ethernet Networking Technology (ENT) group. "This product brings the industry new capabilities and it lowers passives count compared to competing discrete dual PHY solutions. EDN China's validation of this device will further support our expanding market penetration with this advanced solution."

The EDN China Innovation Awards have become one of the region's most anticipated and respected accolades for the electronic design industry. Technical experts and senior EDN China editors evaluated finalists and selected the best products that deliver innovative design ideas and technological features. EDN China readers and registered online users also voted for finalists based on technological innovation, market influence and related product service.

"Microsemi's SimpliPHY VSC8502 stood out among the 160 nominated products as an exceptional device that truly demonstrates innovation," said Yorbe Zhang, head of content at EDN China. "In particular, it is the only device of its kind enabling the end customer to run cable diagnostics tests without having to take the 1000BASE-T link down or impact the line bandwidth, which enables, for example, critical debugging capabilities during video transmission in digital signage applications."

The device is the ideal solution for applications requiring high availability and accurate timing synchronization, such as small cells providing around-the-clock voice services. Other target applications include factory automation, building automation, access points/wireless bridges, 3G indoor wireless repeaters, dual-port Ethernet NAS for redundancy or link aggregation, customer premises equipment (CPE), voice-over Internet protocol (VoIP)/IP phones and dual-port optical line terminal (OLT)/optical network terminal (ONT). Microsemi's product portfolio for small cells includes Ethernet switches and software with IEEE1588 support, IEEE1588 phase-locked loops (PLLs), Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) integrated circuits (ICs), PoE systems, SoC FPGAs and power management. To learn more about Microsemi's small cell product portfolio visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/cellular-infrastructure/picocell-enterprise-small-cell.

About Microsemi's Award-winning SimpliPHY VSC8502
The VSC8502, part of the company's GbE PHY product line, is designed for space-constrained 10/100/1000BASE-T applications. It features integrated, line-side termination to conserve board space, lower electromagnetic interference (EMI) and improve system performance. To further reduce system complexity, component count and system costs, the VSC8502 can operate from a single 3.3 volt (V) supply using integrated voltage regulators. Additionally, integrated RGMII timing compensation eliminates the need for on-board delay lines. The device is available in a thermally efficient package that supports temperatures up to 125 degrees C (junction temperature). For more information, visit www.microsemi.com/productVSC8502 or contact Microsemi at sales.support@microsemi.com.

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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