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Microsemi Eases Industrial Network Migration to Ethernet with New Low Power, High Feature Switch Family

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Microsemi Eases Industrial Network Migration to Ethernet with New Low

Power, High Feature Switch Family

Ethernet Switch Silicon and Software Optimized for Industrial Ethernet

Applications Targets Industrial Internet of Things Market Opportunities

ALISO VIEJO, Calif.June 7, 2016‹Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a

leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power,

security, reliability and performance, today announced its new Ocelot

product family, a low power, feature-rich Ethernet switch family optimized

for communications networking in the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

market. Designed for the specific needs of industrial Ethernet switch

applications, such as factory automation, process control, smart

grid/smart energy and physical security, Microsemi¹s new devices simplify

IIoT network migration to an Ethernet backbone with flexible interfaces,

TCAM based classifications, 1588 timing and ring protection in a small


³Ethernet¹s use in industrial communications is increasingly widespread as

the industry looks to modernize their networks onto this ubiquitous

standard,² said Larry O¹Connell, director of product marketing at

Microsemi. ³As a leading integrated circuit, systems and software provider

with a power-optimized and flexible Ethernet networking portfolio, we are

expanding our offering to support a wide range of industrial Ethernet

applications. The addition of our new Ocelot devices expands our portfolio

and provides IIoT customers with a cost-effective solution that does not

compromise on features, unlike competitive offerings.²

According to ARC Advisory Group, the industrial Ethernet switch market is

now over $1 billion annually and expected to grow at double-digit rates

for the next five years.

Microsemi’s Ocelot family includes:

     VSC7511, a four-port, layer 2 gigabit Ethernet switch with four fully

integrated copper PHYs


     VSC7512, a 10-port, layer 2 gigabit Ethernet switch with four fully

integrated copper PHYs

     VSC7513, an eight-port, layer 2/3 gigabit Ethernet switch

     VCS7514, a 10-port layer 2/3 gigabit Ethernet switch

In addition to leveraging Microsemi¹s technology to offer low power, small

package sizes, 1588 timing and ring protection, the Ocelot switches

feature optimized port configurations, unmanaged and managed options, and

IStaX software optimized for the industrial market.

Product Availability

Microsemi¹s Ocelot product family is sampling now, with production

scheduled for summer 2016. Evaluation boards for the devices are available

now. For more information, visit

http://www.microsemi.com/products/ethernet-solutions/ethernet-switches or

contact sales.support@microsemi.com.

About Microsemi’s Industrial and Industrial IoT Solutions Portfolio

Microsemi is a provider of industrial and industrial IoT solutions,

products and services for applications such as automation, smart energy,

networking, transportation and surveillance. This includes secure,

reliable and low power field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and

system-on-chip (SoC) FPGAs with intellectual property (IP) building blocks

and development software; industrial Ethernet switches with management

software and PHYs; Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) integrated circuits (ICs) and

midspans; 1588 precision timing and synchronization devices; comprehensive

drivers and interfaces ICs including sensor interface devices; power

discretes such as Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFETs, power modules and

state-of-the-art audio processing solutions. For more information about

Microsemi’s complementary product portfolio for industrial applications,

visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/industrial. For more

information on Microsemi¹s security products and technologies, visit

http://www.microsemi.com/applications/security and for more information on

Microsemi¹s product directory, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/.

About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of

semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense,

communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include

high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated

circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and

synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world¹s

standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete

components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security

technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions;

Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design

capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo,

California and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at


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