updated 2/17/2011 7:16:25 AM ET 2011-02-17T12:16:25

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 17, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor technology aimed at powering a smart, secure, connected world, today announced it is offering commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) up-screened plastic packaged products. The up-screening program is targeted at both commercial and defense system designs requiring higher levels of reliability assurance.

Up-screened products include MOSFETs, IGBTs and fast recovery diodes listed in the Power Products Catalog ( http://www.microsemi.com/literature/PPGCAT.pdf ). A standard up-screening flow has been created to assist customers in ordering these devices. All up-screened devices will be ordered using a "MXL" suffix. Variations to the standard flow are also possible with Microsemi's standard custom process.

Standard up-screening stresses include:

  • High Temperature Bake
  • Temperature Cycle
  • High Temperature Gate Bias (HTGB)
  • High Temperature Reverse Bias (HTRB)
  • Post Stress Electrical Testing

"Many companies today are pursuing the use of plastic devices versus their hermetic counterparts in high reliability applications where keeping costs down is key," said Russell Crecraft, Vice President and General Manager for Microsemi's Power Products Group. "This product offering complements Microsemi's existing hermetic offerings and plastic up-screened products."

For additional information visit: http://www.actel.com/microsemi/pr/upscreening.html .


Microsemi's COTS up-screened plastic packaged products are available for ordering now. For more information please contact your local sales representative.

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 offering commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) up-screened plastic packaged 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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