Microsemi Eases Industrial Network Migration to Ethernet with New Low Power, High Feature Switch Family

Ethernet Switch Silicon and Software Optimized for Industrial Ethernet Applications Targets Industrial Internet of Things Market Opportunities

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 7, 2016 — (PRNewswire) — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its new Ocelot product family, a low power, feature-rich Ethernet switch family optimized for communications networking in the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market. Designed for the specific needs of industrial Ethernet switch applications, such as factory automation, process control, smart grid/smart energy and physical security, Microsemi's new devices simplify IIoT network migration to an Ethernet backbone with flexible interfaces, TCAM based classifications, 1588 timing and ring protection in a small package. 

Microsemi announced its new Ocelot product family, a low power, feature-rich Ethernet switch family optimized for communications networking in the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market

"Ethernet's use in industrial communications is increasingly widespread as the industry looks to modernize their networks onto this ubiquitous standard," said Larry O'Connell, director of product marketing at Microsemi. "As a leading integrated circuit, systems and software provider with a power-optimized and flexible Ethernet networking portfolio, we are expanding our offering to support a wide range of industrial Ethernet applications. The addition of our new Ocelot devices expands our portfolio and provides IIoT customers with a cost-effective solution that does not compromise on features, unlike competitive offerings."

According to ARC Advisory Group, the industrial Ethernet switch market is now over $1 billion annually and expected to grow at double-digit rates for the next five years.

Microsemi's Ocelot family includes:

  • VSC7511, a four-port, layer 2 gigabit Ethernet switch with four fully integrated copper PHYs
  • VSC7512, a 10-port, layer 2 gigabit Ethernet switch with four fully integrated copper PHYs
  • VSC7513, an eight-port, layer 2/3 gigabit Ethernet switch
  • VCS7514, a 10-port layer 2/3 gigabit Ethernet switch

In addition to leveraging Microsemi's technology to offer low power, small package sizes, 1588 timing and ring protection, the Ocelot switches feature optimized port configurations, unmanaged and managed options, and IStaX software optimized for the industrial market.

Product Availability
Microsemi's Ocelot product family is sampling now, with production scheduled for summer 2016. Evaluation boards for the devices are available now. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/ethernet-solutions/ethernet-switches or contact Email Contact.

About Microsemi's Industrial and Industrial IoT Solutions Portfolio
Microsemi is a provider of industrial and industrial IoT solutions, products and services for applications such as automation, smart energy, networking, transportation and surveillance. This includes secure, reliable and low power field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and system-on-chip (SoC) FPGAs with intellectual property (IP) building blocks and development software; industrial Ethernet switches with management software and PHYs; Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) integrated circuits (ICs) and midspans; 1588 precision timing and synchronization devices; comprehensive drivers and interfaces ICs including sensor interface devices; power discretes such as Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, power modules and state-of-the-art audio processing solutions. For more information about Microsemi's complementary product portfolio for industrial applications, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/industrial. For more information on Microsemi's security products and technologies, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/security and for more information on Microsemi's product directory, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/.

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 the availability of its new Ocelot product family, a low power, feature-rich Ethernet switch family optimized for communications networking in the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), market, 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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Farhad Mafie, VP Worldwide Product Marketing, 949-356-2399; Beth P. Quezada, Director, Corporate Communications, 949-380-6102; Email Contact
Web: http://www.microsemi.com




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