Microsemi's Leading DIGI-G4 OTN Processor Available in Mass Production to Enable Metro Networks to Manage Unprecedented Traffic Growth

Reference Design to Use Microsemi Timing Solutions, Demonstrating Market Share and Content Growth as a Result of Company's Most Recent Acquisition

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 25, 2016 — (PRNewswire) — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its DIGI-G4, the company's latest DIGI Optical Transport Network (OTN) processor enabling the transition to 400G OTN switching solutions is available in mass production. With multiple carriers' trials underway, Microsemi is enabling the industry to begin the 400G capacity upgrade in metro transport networks.

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"We have been working very closely with some of the world's leading original equipment manufacturers to complete Carrier qualification of their 400G OTN designs," said Babak Samimi, vice president and business unit manager of Microsemi, Communications business unit. "This year we will see our DIGI-G4 deployed in networks worldwide as the key technology for driving the transition to 400G OTN switching, in addition to enabling a new wave of flexible optical transport infrastructure that is software-defined networking (SDN)-ready and delivers on the security needs being demanded for cloud-connectivity powered by our embedded encryption engine."

Microsemi's DIGI-G4 enables customers to double the 100G OTN port density on their optical transport systems, while achieving a 50 percent reduction in power per 100G port. In addition, the company's customers are realizing significant time-to-market benefit from re-using their investment in DIGI software from existing 100G OTN designs with DIGI-120G shipping today into service provider and hyperscale data center interconnect (DCI) networks.

According to market research firm Infonetics, service providers worldwide are scrambling to scale their OTNs to keep up with unprecedented growth in Internet traffic. As a result, 100G dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) port deployments are forecast to grow at more than 40 percent annually through to 2019. Microsemi's DIGI-G4 is a critical component for the new generation of transport platforms solving 400G OTN switching on P-OTPs and ultra-dense 100G port cards on DCI platforms as key drivers behind the $11.4 billion forecasted capital spend on OTN optical equipment in 2016.

DIGI-G4's differentiated offering:

  • Industry's first single-chip 4x100G solution for OTN switched line cards
  • Integrated 100G gearbox for direct connect to CFP2, CFP4 and QSFP28 transceivers
  • Industry's highest density 10G, 40G and 100G multi-service support, including Ethernet, storage, IP/MPLS and SONET/SDH
  • Industry's first sub-wavelength OTN encryption solution to secure the cloud
  • Industry's first 25G granularity flexible framer to DSP interface providing scalable line-rates to match the programmable modulation capabilities found in next-generation coherent DSPs
  • Multi-chip Interlaken interconnect solutions for scalable compact chassis data center interconnect applications
  • High performance OTN-SDK with adapter layer software accelerates customer time-to-market

Microsemi offers a breadth of products for the OTN equipment market. Complementing the DIGI-G4 OTN processor are:

  • High performance, compact drivers for 100G-400G optical modules, for metro and long-haul applications using smaller footprint surface mount technology (SMT) packaging;
  • ZL30169, a high precision any-rate clock translator simplifying clocking design on the line card; and
  • SmartFusion2 system-on-chip (SoC) field programmable gate array (FPGA), which can interface to DIGI-G4 to offload OAM control processing.

The new DIGI-G4 reference design, which target DataCenter Interconnect, uses Microsemi timing solutions, demonstrating market share and content growth opportunities as a result of the company's most recent acquisition. With design updates under way, Microsemi's DIGI-G4 evaluation kits will also feature the company's timing devices beginning Q3 2016.

Product Availability
Microsemi's DIGI-G4 is available for purchase orders now. For more information, visit www.microsemi.com/DIGI-G4info. For further product details, email Email Contact.

About Microsemi's Product Portfolio for Communications
Microsemi is a premier supplier of high value-add semiconductor, system and services for the enterprise, data center and telecom markets. Microsemi products enable customers to build secure, reliable and low power systems that can meet stringent requirements of next generation communication networks. Customers leverage Microsemi technologies to drive innovation in a range of applications including Broadband Access aggregation and gateways (FTTx, FTTdp, GPON, EPON, G.fast and DOCSIS3.1), Service provider Packet Optical Transport Networks (OTN), Carrier Ethernet Switches & Routers, Security gateways and firewalls; Wireless infrastructure (LTE-Advanced, small cells, microwave and millimeter wave backhaul), Enterprise Networks (Core and aggregation switches,  Enterprise access routers, Wi-Fi and small cell controller and Wi-Fi access points) and Home Automation Network (enabling smart IoT products).

Microsemi's comprehensive communications portfolio offers market-leading technology and solutions in multiple product categories including high accuracy timing and synchronization systems, software, components and services; Carrier Ethernet switches, Framer and PHY, power-efficient and multi-standard compliant Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) systems and components, OTN Processors & Carrier Ethernet / OTN framers, G.hn, G.fast and xDSL line drivers; voice and audio intelligence, lowest power FPGAs with highest security and single event upset (SEU) immune fabric, security portfolio of hardware and software products including advanced multi-layer encryption, sophisticated key management, secure authentication with anti-tamper and anti-cloning capabilities; 100 Gigabits optical drivers and the most integrated Wi-Fi front-end modules (FEM). 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 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; 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, Calif., 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 DIGI-G4, the company's latest DIGI OTN processor enabling the transition to 400G line cards in Optical Transport Network (OTN) switched metro networks, being available in mass production, 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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