updated 6/15/2011 11:46:09 AM ET 2011-06-15T15:46:09

IRVINE, Calif., June 15, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor technology aimed at building a smart, secure, connected world, today announced it will be demonstrating its family of Power over Ethernet (PoE) midspan products at InfoComm today through June 17 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The company will be previewing next-generation PoE midspans that are designed to support the emerging HDBaseT consumer electronic (CE) connectivity standard, which is optimized for whole-home and commercial multimedia distribution.

"HDBaseT is an emerging standard, and Microsemi is pleased to be one of the first companies to demonstrate how to leverage Power over Ethernet-based technology to efficiently deliver up to 100 watts of power, per port, to a wide variety of consumer electronics devices throughout the home," said Paul Pickle, senior vice president of Microsemi's Integrated Circuit Group. "Their backward compatibility with IEEE802.3at-2009 PoE standards and compliance to all PoE safety requirements make our next-generation products the perfect solution for our customers' high-performance needs."

Microsemi's standard PoE midspans include models designed to power network devices such as Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) and dome network cameras, access control systems, thin clients and other Ethernet end terminals that require up to 51W of power. The industry's move to the HDBaseT technology standard will enable new products leveraging Microsemi's certified PoE midspans to deliver up to 100 watts of power to devices throughout both residential and commercial spaces.

Microsemi has been actively involved in the development, testing and deployment of high-power IEEE 802.3at PoE Plus standard and four-pair powering technology, which enables PoE to support a broader range of powered devices. The company also heads the HDBaseT sub-committee that is developing HDBaseT power specifications that will broaden the applications for core PoE technology.

InfoComm attendees are invited to visit the HDBaseT Alliance booth, #2472, where Microsemi's products supporting HDBaseT technology will be showcased.

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 .

About HDBaseT Alliance

The HDBaseT Alliance is comprised of leading cross-industry companies formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT™ technology for whole-home distribution of uncompressed HD multimedia content. The cornerstone of HDBaseT technology is 5Play™, a feature set that converges uncompressed full HD digital video, audio, 100BaseT Ethernet, power over cable and various control signals through a single LAN cable.

Members supporting HDBaseT technology will play a pivotal role in defining the future of multimedia transmission and data communication in the consumer electronics and content provider industries. For additional information on HDBaseT Alliance and membership benefits, visit www.HDBaseT.org .

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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 demonstrating Microsemi's family of Power over Ethernet (PoE) midspan products at InfoComm, 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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