Arrow Electronics to Showcase Everest Board for Microsemi's New PolarFire Lowest Power Cost-Optimized Mid-Range FPGAs at Embedded World

Show Attendees Who Sign Up to Receive Free Training Can Pre-Order Arrow's PolarFire Evaluation Board at Significant Discount

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 21, 2017 — (PRNewswire) — Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and Arrow Electronics today announced Arrow's upcoming training sessions for the new Everest Evaluation Board designed specifically for Microsemi's recently launched PolarFire™ mid-range field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Arrow's booth (4A-340) at Embedded World, the international trade show for embedded systems being held March 14-16 in Nuremberg, Germany, will showcase the lowest power mid-range FPGAs from Microsemi as well as details on how the devices work with Arrow's Everest Evaluation Board.

Microsemi FPGA technical experts and system architects will provide insight into the differentiated features of PolarFire FPGAs as well as the new Everest Evaluation Board from Arrow. In addition, Embedded World attendees will receive ordering codes and can be the first to receive an Everest PolarFire Evaluation Board at the lowest cost. Only engineers who attend a training session at the show will be able to pre-order the development kit for only $299 compared to the regular price of $499.

"We are excited for Embedded World attendees to see first-hand the unique features of our cost-effective, lowest power, highly secure and reliable mid-range PolarFire FPGAs," said Ted Marena, director of SoC FPGA marketing at Microsemi. "Arrow's Everest PolarFire Development Board will enable customers to take advantage of these unique devices and begin designing for applications within a wide range of markets."

As Embedded World focuses on embedded systems, PolarFire FPGA applications for industry 4.0 as well as those for the broader industrial market will be highlighted at the trade show, including factory automation, industrial Ethernet switches, video and image processing, machine vision, programmable logic controllers, portable test equipment and medical. The devices can also be leveraged within the communications, defense, aerospace and Internet of Things (IoT) markets.

In addition to reducing operational and capital expenditure spend, PolarFire FPGAs can reduce customers' thermal and carbon footprint. The combination of the new FPGAs and Microsemi's Libero SoC Design Suite enable a wide range of embedded applications. The low power and security of the FPGAs provide an ideal architecture for customers seeking to protect their intellectual property (IP) and ensure long-term support for their designs. They also feature integrated Athena TeraFire EXP5200B Crypto Co-processors (Suite B capable) and a Cryptography Research Incorporated (CRI) differential power analysis (DPA) countermeasures pass-through license.

"Arrow's close collaboration with Microsemi enabled our FPGA expert team, utilizing Libero SoC Design Suite, to design and develop the PolarFire Everest Evaluation Board," said David Spragg, vice president of engineering at Arrow. "We look forward to introducing the board details at Embedded World to help support early adopters of Microsemi's Polarfire FPGAs."

To sign up for a PolarFire FPGA training session in Arrow's booth, 4A-340, at Embedded World, visit

About PolarFire FPGAs
Microsemi's new cost-optimized PolarFire FPGAs deliver the industry's lowest power at mid-range densities with exceptional security and reliability. The product family features 12.7 Gbps Serializer/Deserializer (SerDes) transceivers at up to 50 percent lower power than competing FPGAs. Densities span from 100K to 500K logic elements (LEs) and are ideal for a wide range of applications within wireline access networks and cellular infrastructure, defense and commercial aviation markets, as well as industry 4.0 which includes the industrial automation and Internet of Things (IoT) markets.

PolarFire FPGAs' transceivers can support multiple serial protocols, making the products ideal for communications applications with 10Gbps Ethernet, CPRI, JESD204B, Interlaken and PCIe. In addition, the ability to implement serial gigabit Ethernet (SGMII) on general purpose input/output (GPIO) enables numerous 1Gbps Ethernet links to be supported. PolarFire FPGAs also contain the most hardened security IP to protect customer designs, data and supply chain. The non-volatile PolarFire product family consumes 10 times less static power than competitive devices and features an even lower standby power referred to as Flash*Freeze.  For more information, visit

About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 465 locations serving over 90 countries. Learn more at

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 statements related Arrow's upcoming training sessions focused on Microsemi's recently launched PolarFire midrange field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), 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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