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TMCNet:  Microsemi Expands Broad Clock Management Fanout Buffer Product Line With Seven New Devices

[July 11, 2017]

Microsemi Expands Broad Clock Management Fanout Buffer Product Line With Seven New Devices

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --�Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced four new miClockBuffer products and three new miSmartBuffer� products in its portfolio of clock management fanout buffers. The ZL40230, ZL30235 and ZL30240 miSmartBuffer and ZL40231, ZL40234,� ZL40241 and ZL40260 miClockBuffer devices further expand Microsemi's broad lineup of high performance products targeted to a variety of applications within the communications, data center and enterprise markets.

The ZL40231, ZL40234, ZL40241 and ZL40260 provide customers with single-ended and differential fanout buffers with hardware control pins, while the ZL40230, ZL40235 and ZL40240 additions to the miSmartBuffer lineup offer highly flexible single-ended and differential outputs (I/Os) and per output control through a serial port. The new devices augment Microsemi's product family of traditional differential buffers and miSmartBuffers to complete customers' clock trees by offering expanded options and features including up to 10 differential outputs, per output and output bank control, ultra-low additive jitter and power supply noise suppression.

"The introduction of our new miClockBuffer and miSmartBuffer devices not only expands our broad portfolio of robust clock management solutions, but also advances Microsemi's ability to secure a larger share of board real estate in these growth markets," said Maamoun Seido, vice president and business unit manager of Microsemi's timing products. "Combining the attractive new features of these products with Microsemi's miClockSynth� clock synthesizers enables designers to create larger clock trees or simplify small clock trees, leading to significant cost savings for our communications, enterprise and data center customers."

According to a new forecast from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Cloud IT Infrastructure Tracker, spending on off-premises cloud IT infrastructure will experience a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.2 percent, reaching $48.1 billion in 2020. Public cloud data centers will account for nearly 81 percent of this amount. Microsemi's new clock management products, as well as the entire buffer portfolio, cater to this growing demand, targeting a wide variety of applications including enterprise switches and routers, peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe), video, storage systems, storage servers, wireless base stations, wireless backhaul, access infrastructure and 1G/2.5G/10G/25G/40G/25G/100G Ethernet. The new devices are also well-suited to applications such as industrial and factory automation.

Microsemi's seven new devices offer pin compatible variants with other vendor products, ensuring ease of design and saving additional costs for customers. Additional key features of the new miClockBuffer products include:

  • Up to three inputs/crystal input/inverted micra/high-speed crystal
  • Up to 10 low-voltage positive-referenced emitter coupled logic (LVPECL)/low-voltage differential signals (LVDS)/high-speed current steering logic (HCSL)
  • 10 low voltage complementary metal oxide semiconductor (LVCMOS) only outputs
  • Low skew, and ultra-low additive jitter of 30 fs RMS (12kHz to 20 mHz)
  • Hardware control pins

The new miSmartBuffer devices also add in features such as:

  • Serial port interface
  • Integer dividers on the LVCMOS outputs
  • Software control of outputs
  • Ultra-low additive jitter of 30 fs RMS (12kHz to 20 mHz)

Product Availability
Microsemi's ZL40230, ZL40231, ZL40234, ZL40235, ZL40240, ZL40241 and ZL40260 miClockBuffer and miSmartBuffer products are available now, with additional devices from the product family planned for release in the coming months. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/timing-and-synchronization/clock-fan-out-buffers or contact sales.support@microsemi.com.

About Microsemi's Product Portfolio for Data Center
Microsemi is a premier supplier of innovative semiconductor, board, system, software and services for enterprise and hyperscale data centers, enabling high performance, secure, low power and reliable infrastructure for scalable deployments. Microsemi technologies drive innovation in applications including storage systems, server storage, NVM solutions, Ethernet switching, rack scale architecture, data center interconnect, network timing and power subsystems. Building on a track record of technology leadership, Microsemi's data center infrastructure portfolio is transforming networks that connect, store and move big data, while lowering the total cost of ownership of deploying next generation services.�

The portfolio includes high performance NVMe storage controllers, NVRAM drives, SAS/SATA host bus adapters and RAID controllers enabling high capacity storage architectures, high density PCIe switching and firmware for rack scale architectures, PCIe re-drivers, and Ethernet PHYs for intra-rack connectivity. Microsemi's product portfolio also includes clock and power management, IEEE1588 integrated circuits (ICs) and NTP servers for synchronization across the data center, as well as field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and system-on-chip (SoC) FPGAs to perform secure system management of servers and storage. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/data-center.

About Microsemi's Product Portfolio for Communications
Microsemi is a premier supplier of semiconductor, system and services differentiated by performance, power reliability and security. Microsemi enables customers to build solutions in a range of applications including Ethernet switches, 100G Ethernet and optical transport network (OTN), cellular infrastructure including LTE-Advanced and 5G, small cells, microwave and millimeter wave systems, Wi-Fi access points, XGS PON or NGPON2 based converged wireline access, broadband gateways including fiber/PON, G.fast and DOCSIS3.1, and home/on-premise security/surveillance. Microsemi's communications portfolio includes high accuracy timing and synchronization including IEEE1588 PTP and NTP servers, software and components; low jitter PLL and high fan-out buffers, enterprise and carrier Ethernet switches and PHYs, voice and audio intelligence including AEC and ASR, lowest power FPGAs with high security and reliability; PCI Express Switches,�OTN PHYs and processors, optical drivers, integrated Wi-Fi front-end modules (FEM) and power-efficient and multi-standard Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) ICs and systems, and G.hn, G.fast and xDSL line drivers. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/communications.

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center 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; enterprise storage and communication solutions, 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, California, and has approximately 4,800 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 seven new miClockBuffer products in its portfolio of clock management fanout buffers, 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 in implementing the company's acquisitions and divestitures strategy or integrating acquired companies, uncertainty as to the future profitability of acquired businesses and realization of accretion from acquisition transactions, 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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