updated 4/18/2011 7:16:08 AM ET 2011-04-18T11:16:08

IRVINE, Calif., April 18, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Microsemi Corporation(Nasdaq:MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor technology aimed at building a smart, secure, connected world, today announced it has been granted Class H & K certifications as prescribed by the MIL‑PRF‑38534 specification, defined by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Compliance with this specification certifies Microsemi's expertise in designing and manufacturing microelectronic assemblies for space and mission-critical defense programs.

"This certification places Microsemi in an elite group of manufacturers that serve the aerospace industry," said Kare Karlsen, Executive Vice President of Microsemi's HiRel Group. "Microsemi currently has several qualifications of Class K standard products already underway and targeted for launch in 2011, including: point-of-load power supplies, solid-state relays, and linear regulators. These products target new Microsemi content in applications such as missiles, aircraft, nuclear power facilities, and satellites."

The DLA is the logistics center and manager for military specifications for electronic parts and it controls a number of specifications, standards, and test methods. The top level specification is MIL-PRF-38534, which emphasizes capability and consistency of manufacturing processes and materials as well as a highly defined test flow.

Class H requirements typically form the baseline certification and the K level certification is awarded by the DLA only if the vendor has shown the capability of performing extra pre-build inspections of components used inside the part, post-build inspections, and testing in addition to meeting all of the baseline requirements of Class H. Class K requirements also address the special needs of space users.

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 its Hybrid Products Group (HPG) having achieved Class H & K certification as prescribed by the MIL‑PRF‑38534 specification, defined by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), 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.

         Kelly Poffenberger
         Tel: (562) 316-5283

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