updated 1/21/2011 6:49:54 PM ET 2011-01-21T23:49:54

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Please note that this release, initially disseminated earlier today by Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), has been updated to include a photo. The update release follows:

Electronic Products Product of the Year Award presented to Jim Peterson, Microsemi CEO and to John East, Actel former CEO.

Hearst Publication's Electronics Products Magazine presented the Product of the Year award to Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), in recognition of SmartFusionTM Intelligent Mixed Signal FPGAs. Presented at the company's headquarters in Irvine, California, the award was personally presented to Jim Peterson, Microsemi CEO and John East, Actel's former CEO, by Bill Barron, vice president and publisher of Electronics Products. Actel is now known as Microsemi's SoC (System-on-Chip) Products Group.

A photo accompanying this release is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=8653

Barron said, "SmartFusion intelligent mixed signal FPGAs are a significant move for the FPGA world, allowing Microsemi's SoC products group to offer much greater value to system designers. This was clear from the reaction of our readers who are ultimately the users of this product. Kudos to Microsemi for a phenomenal product definition and launch."

"This recognition by Electronic Products combined with rapid customer adoption is proof that SmartFusion is a highly successful product that has positively impacted the world of system design," said Jim Peterson, CEO, Microsemi.

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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All trademarks are property of Microsemi Corporation. Actel Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsemi Corporation.

Actel, Actel Fusion, IGLOO, Libero, ProASIC, SmartFusion and the associated logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsemi Corporation. All other trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

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