Microsemi Introduces Its Highest Capacity SLC-based Secure Solid State Drive for Mission Critical Applications

New SSD Designed for Defense, Intelligence and Other Applications Requiring Highest Level of Security and Reliability in an Extremely Compact Solution

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 16, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its highest security and capacity serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) solid state drive (SSD) for defense, intelligence, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)  and other defense-related network area storage (NAS) applications. As increased use of high resolution sensors is changing the way data is stored, higher density SSDs are needed. Microsemi is addressing this market need by leveraging the company's miniaturization technology in a compact 2.5-inch, 9.5mm form factor.

Microsemi introduces its highest security and capacity serial advanced technology attachment (SATA)  solid state drive (SSD) for defense, intelligence, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)  and other defense-related network area storage (NAS) applications.

Microsemi's new MSD01TAM3R TRRUST-STOR® 1 terabyte (TB) SSD is designed and built for extreme reliability and data security applications. The device's reliability is further enhanced with long life single-level cell (SLC) flash and advanced error correction code. By utilizing Microsemi's Armor memory processor technology the company also enables long-term availability to its customers.

"This technology allows customers to upgrade or design new highly secure NAS systems in an extremely compact solution," said BJ Heggli, general manager for Microsemi's memory and storage business. "Microsemi's secure 1TB SSD is a leading-edge solution for high capacity secure NAS solutions that allows our team to further support our customers' increased security needs, while catering to their small form factor requirements."

The TRRUST-STOR best-in-class self-encrypting drive (SED) offers the most powerful and flexible key management methods and advanced security features powered by Microsemi's Armor processor technology. For sensitive applications, the encryption key can be erased in less than 30 milliseconds (ms), and a second security layer can be activated to erase the entire storage media in less than 10 seconds, rendering data forensically unrecoverable.

"Microsemi's 1TB self-encrypting SSD provides systems and security engineers with a single solution addressing the most demanding data reliability and protection requirements," said Charlie Leader, vice president and general manager for Microsemi's Power & Microelectronics Group. "We are committed to designing and delivering industry-leading highly rugged, miniaturized and secure storage systems where data protection is mission critical."

Key features include:

  • Capacity: 1TB reliable SLC NAND flash
  • 200 megabyte (MB)/second sustained read/write speed
  • Key management: multiple modes, including loadable advanced encryption standard (AES) keys
  • Hardware-based AES-256 XTS encryption, protecting sensitive data
  • DS-101 key fill port with key encryption key (KEK) and black key support
  • TRRUST-Purge clears encryption key in less than 30ms
  • Hardware based fast erase, erasing the entire drive in less than 10 seconds with validation
  • Industrial temperature
  • Leading-edge fast sanitization speed
  • Mil sanitization methods/protocols
  • Self-destruct capability
  • Hardware authentication (optional) enables higher levels of security
  • U.S.-made with full configuration control

Product Availability

Microsemi's new MSD01TAM3R TRRUST-STOR 1TB SSD is available now. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/memory/trrust-stor/msd1tb-solid-state-drive. To request a full datasheet or further product details, email Email Contact.

About Microsemi's Memory, Processor and Storage Product Portfolio for Defense

As a global provider of advanced embedded components for defense markets and applications including those meeting extended environment operational requirements, Microsemi offers full design, fabrication and test capabilities for simple to complex custom multi-chip packages (MCPs), commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) memory, processors and combination MCPs for demanding defense applications.  For optimized size, weight and power (SWaP), Microsemi designs, qualifies and miniaturizes electronic systems for severe defense and aerospace environments. To learn more visit http://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/899-memory-processors-storage.

About Microsemi's Defense and Security Product Portfolio

Complementing its leadership in secure SSD technology, Microsemi is a provider of secure field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and system-on-chips (SoCs), security software, anti-tamper solutions, FIPS-197 certified 1 Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet PHYs with AES-256 MACsec support (IEEE 802.1AEbw-2013), radio frequency (RF) transceivers, embedded memory, monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), transient voltage suppression (TVS) devices, power switching devices, high voltage diodes, high voltage transistors, Zener voltage regulators, NPN transistors and signal diodes. For more information about Microsemi's portfolio for defense applications, visit  http://www.microsemi.com/applications/defense.

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.

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 its highest security and capacity serial advanced technology attachment solid state drive for defense, intelligence, unmanned aerial vehicle and other defense-related network area storage 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.

Microsemi Corporation

 

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