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Microsemi Achieves MEF CE 2.0 Certification with its VSC7468 Carrier Ethernet Switch

Posted: October 6, 2016 3:15 pm (UTC)

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced it has achieved MEF Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 certification with its VSC7468 Jaguar-2 carrier Ethernet switch using the company's CEServices software package on the Linux operating system. Microsemi's newly certified Ethernet switch and software solution enables networking equipment solutions such as Ethernet Access Devices (EAD) that can deliver Ethernet services readily compliant to a global standard. According to market research firm IHS, worldwide EAD revenue reached close to $1 billion in 2015, up 4 percent over 2014, and will hit $1.36 billion in 2020 for a 2015-2020 compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7 percent.

“This certification from MEF validates Microsemi's ability to deliver both differentiated silicon and software in a solution ideally suited for carrier Ethernet applications,” said Larry O'Connell, Microsemi's product line director for Ethernet switching and software. “This proven, turnkey solution accelerates time to market for our customers and reduces any barriers for new customers to engage with our hardware and software solutions.”

The MEF, founded in 2001 as the Metro Ethernet Forum, is a nonprofit international industry consortium dedicated to adoption of carrier Ethernet networks and services. The MEF CE 2.0 standard enables the global growth of the market and revenue opportunities by offering new services and certification standards for delivering interoperable Ethernet products and services. In addition, the certification is quickly becoming the industry standard equipment vendors must achieve in order to secure business amongst top service providers, as it delivers product and service interoperability assurance.

Microsemi's newly certified VSC7468 Jaguar-2 is complemented by other members of the company's latest generation carrier Ethernet switch family, including VSC7436 (Serval-2 Lite), VSC7438 (Serval-2), and VSC7464 (LynX-2). Each comes with Microsemi's CEServices applications software package, an extensive suite of carrier Ethernet and multiprotocol label switching – transport profile (MPLS-TP) networking protocols to reduce network equipment manufacturers' development costs and time to market. The product family is ideal for a wide variety of applications in the communications market, including carrier Ethernet, EAD/network interface devices (NID) and mobile backhaul. The EAD market is driven by carrier Ethernet connections for three main applications: backhaul from business buildings and digital subscriber line access multiplexers (DSLAMs), mobile backhaul, and wholesale carrier to carrier.

Microsemi provides Ethernet switches with its Virtualized Service Aware Architecture (ViSAA(TM)), a silicon implementation that offers an unmatched level of service edge and carrier Ethernet networking features–resulting in the lowest power and highest performing solutions. Capabilities include:

     --  Service classification and policing to meet advanced service level         agreements (SLAs)     --  Performance monitoring and service activation measurements (RFC2544,         Y.1731 and Y.1564)     --  Multi-operator operations, administration and maintenance (OAM), up and         down maintenance end points (MEPs) support in hardware     --  Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) and IEEE 1588v2 PTP protocol support with         Microsemi's VeriTime technology for the highest accuracy IEEE 1588v2         timestamping 

Product Availability

Microsemi's MEF CE 2.0-certified VSC7468 Jaguar-2 and other members of the company's latest generation carrier Ethernet switch and network processor family are available now. For more information, visit or contact For more information on how to choose between Microsemi's Carrier Ethernet Switches and Network Processors visit

About Microsemi's Communications Products

Microsemi is a premier supplier of high value-add semiconductor, system and services for the enterprise, data center and telecom markets. Microsemi products enable customers to build secure, reliable and low power systems that can meet stringent requirements of next generation communication networks. Customers leverage Microsemi technologies to drive innovation in a range of applications including edge and core routers, Ethernet switches, optical transport network (OTN), wireless infrastructure including LTE-Advanced, small cells and Wi-Fi access points; access aggregation and broadband gateways including fiber/PON, and DOCSIS3.1.

Microsemi's comprehensive communications portfolio offers market-leading advancements in multiple product categories including high accuracy timing and synchronization systems, software, components and services; feature-rich Carrier Ethernet switches and PHY, power-efficient and multi-standard compliant Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) systems and components,, and xDSL line drivers; innovative voice and audio intelligence, lowest power FPGAs with highest security and single event upset (SEU) immune fabric, security portfolio of hardware and software products including state-of-the-art multi-layer encryption, sophisticated key management, secure authentication with anti-tamper and anti-cloning capabilities; 100 Gigabits optical drivers and the most integrated Wi-Fi front-end modules (FEM). For more information, visit

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 world's 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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“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 it achieving MEF Carrier Ethernet (CE) 2.0 certification with its VSC7468 Jaguar-2 carrier Ethernet switch using the company's CEServices software package running on the Linux operating system, 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 in implementing the company's acquisitions and divestitures strategy or integrating acquired companies, uncertainty as to the future profitability of acquired businesses and realization of accretion from acquisition transactions, 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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