updated 3/7/2011 7:15:52 AM ET 2011-03-07T12:15:52

IRVINE, Calif., March 7, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Microsemi Corporation(Nasdaq:MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor technology aimed at building a smart, secure, connected world, today announced that Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) qualification has been granted for their JANTX / JANTXV2N6901 and JANTX / JANTXV2N7334 hermetic power MOSFETs. Microsemi now has 26 qualified hermetic power MOSFET products, which are primarily used in power conversion, motor control and general purpose power switching applications.

The company's complete line of DLA approvals covers JANTX and JANTXV standards for 100 V, 200 V, 400 V and 500 V, N-channel and P-channel devices with packages available in both leaded and surface mount configurations.

"The qualification of these MOSFETs is a great addition to our existing high-reliability product line," said Kare Karlsen, Executive Vice President of Microsemi's HiRel Group. "We see this as a natural progression as we broaden our existing military MOSFET capabilities to satisfy the demands of the harsh environments to which military and avionics applications are subjected."

Microsemi has worked closely with the DLA to define the test specifications within standard military drawings (MIL-PRF-19500 slashsheets), assuring customers of the performance capabilities of these products.

New Product Qualifications

Part Number BVdss


Channel I(D) Slash Package
2N7334 100 0.7 N 1.0 /597 MO-036
2N6901 100 1.4 N 1.7 /570 TO-39

More Information

A full description of these devices and technical datasheets are available on the Microsemi website: www.microsemi.com . Additional qualifications are in process as Microsemi continues to expand the high-reliability hermetic power MOSFET product line.

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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