updated 12/9/2010 7:16:41 AM ET 2010-12-09T12:16:41

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 9, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor technology aimed at building a secure, smart, connected world, today announced it has adopted Sibridge Technologies' Verification Intellectual Property (VIP) to reduce time to market for its innovative FPGA and customizable SoC products. Sibridge Technologies is a provider of innovative ASIC/FPGA, design and verification IPs and embedded systems solutions. The company offers a suite of Design IP (DIP) and Verification IP (VIP) for industry-standard interfaces including PCI Express Gen 3/Gen 2/Gen 1, Ethernet 100G/40G/10G/1G, USB 3.0/2.0, SATA 2.0/1.0, AMBA AHB/AXI and I2C.

"Sibridge Technologies provides a wide variety of pervasive high-speed protocol DIP and VIP. Sibridge Technologies' comprehensive DIP and VIP offerings enabled us to successfully integrate and verify multiple instances of these cores into our state of the art 65nm embedded flash product line, in a timely and cost-effective manner," said Pierre Selwan, director of engineering, SoC Products Group at Microsemi.

"Microsemi's selection of our VIP suite validates Sibridge Technologies as a partner in the development of innovative FPGA solutions," said Rajesh Shah, CEO Sibridge Technologies. "Our VIPs have enabled Microsemi to improve quality, productivity and predictability while minimizing verification time and efforts."  

Sibridge's VIPs leverage the power of SystemVerilog to provide verification engineers with highly scalable, expandable and easy to use verification solution. Sibridge Technologies' VIPs are native SystemVerilog-based solutions that support OVM, VMM and UVM and improve simulation speed significantly. The high-quality VIPs from Sibridge Technologies enable customers to discover bugs at a much faster rate than anticipated, thereby reducing time to market while increasing the quality of products.

About Sibridge Technologies

Sibridge Technologies provides innovative value added solutions for design, verification, and embedded systems development to worldwide semiconductors and electronic product companies. The company offers a unique blend of three critical components in the development of SoCs: design and verification IP portfolios; strong chip design, integration, and verification expertise; embedded systems hardware & software design and validation for streaming media, wireless, and networking applications. The company has design centers in Ahmedabad, India and Santa Clara, USA. For more information please contact info@sibridgetech.com or visit http://www.sibridgetech.com/

About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC) offers the industry's most comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor technology. Committed to solving the most critical system challenges, Microsemi's products include high-performance, high-reliability analog and RF devices, mixed signal integrated circuits, FPGAs and customizable SoCs, and complete subsystems. Microsemi serves leading system manufacturers around the world in the defense, security, aerospace, enterprise, commercial, and industrial markets. Learn more at http://www.microsemi.com .

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"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 adoption of Sibridge Technologies' Verification Intellectual Property (VIP) to reduce time to market for its innovative FPGA and customizable SoC products, 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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