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Electronic Products Presents Product of the Year Award to Microsemi for SmartFusion Intelligent Mixed Signal FPGAs

/ Source: GlobeNewswire

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hearst Publication's Electronics Products Magazine presented the Product of the Year award to Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), in recognition of SmartFusion. 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.

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 .

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