Microsemi Introduces Its Highest Capacity SLC-based Secure Solid State Drive for Mission Critical Applications

New SSD Designed for Defense, Intelligence and Other Applications Requiring Highest Level of Security and Reliability in an Extremely Compact Solution

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 16, 2015 -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced its highest security and capacity serial advanced technology attachment (SATA) solid state drive (SSD) for defense, intelligence, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and other defense-related network area storage (NAS) applications. As increased use of high resolution sensors is changing the way data is stored, higher density SSDs are needed. Microsemi is addressing this market need by leveraging the company's miniaturization technology in a compact 2.5-inch, 9.5mm form factor.

Microsemi's new MSD01TAM3R TRRUST-STOR 1 terabyte (TB) SSD is designed and built for extreme reliability and data security applications. The device's reliability is further enhanced with long life single-level cell (SLC) flash and advanced error correction code. By utilizing Microsemi's Armor™ memory processor technology the company also enables long-term availability to its customers.

"This technology allows customers to upgrade or design new highly secure NAS systems in an extremely compact solution," said BJ Heggli, general manager for Microsemi's memory and storage business. "Microsemi's secure 1TB SSD is a leading-edge solution for high capacity secure NAS solutions that allows our team to further support our customers' increased security needs, while catering to their small form factor requirements."

The TRRUST-STOR best-in-class self-encrypting drive (SED) offers the most powerful and flexible key management methods and advanced security features powered by Microsemi's Armor processor technology. For sensitive applications, the encryption key can be erased in less than 30 milliseconds (ms), and a second security layer can be activated to erase the entire storage media in less than 10 seconds, rendering data forensically unrecoverable.

"Microsemi's 1TB self-encrypting SSD provides systems and security engineers with a single solution addressing the most demanding data reliability and protection requirements," said Charlie Leader, vice president and general manager for Microsemi's Power & Microelectronics Group. "We are committed to designing and delivering industry-leading highly rugged, miniaturized and secure storage systems where data protection is mission critical."

Key features include:

* Capacity: 1TB reliable SLC NAND flash
* 200 megabyte (MB)/second sustained read/write speed
* Key management: multiple modes, including loadable advanced encryption standard (AES) keys
* Hardware-based AES-256 XTS encryption, protecting sensitive data
* DS-101 key fill port with key encryption key (KEK) and black key support
* TRRUST-Purge clears encryption key in less than 30ms
* Hardware based fast erase, erasing the entire drive in less than 10 seconds with validation
* Industrial temperature
* Leading-edge fast sanitization speed
* Mil sanitization methods/protocols
* Self-destruct capability
* Hardware authentication (optional) enables higher levels of security
* U.S.-made with full configuration control

Product Availability

Microsemi's new MSD01TAM3R TRRUST-STOR 1TB SSD is available now. For more information, visit http://www.microsemi.com/products/memory/trrust-stor/msd1tb-solid-state-drive. To request a full datasheet or further product details, email sales.support@microsemi.com.

About Microsemi's Memory, Processor and Storage Product Portfolio for Defense
As a global provider of advanced embedded components for defense markets and applications including those meeting extended environment operational requirements, Microsemi offers full design, fabrication and test capabilities for simple to complex custom multi-chip packages (MCPs), commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) memory, processors and combination MCPs for demanding defense applications. For optimized size, weight and power (SWaP), Microsemi designs, qualifies and miniaturizes electronic systems for severe defense and aerospace environments. To learn more visit http://www.microsemi.com/product-directory/899-memory-processors-storage.

About Microsemi's Defense and Security Product Portfolio
Complementing its leadership in secure SSD technology, Microsemi is a provider of secure field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and system-on-chips (SoCs), security software, anti-tamper solutions, FIPS-197 certified 1 Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet PHYs with AES-256 MACsec support (IEEE 802.1AEbw-2013), radio frequency (RF) transceivers, embedded memory, monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), transient voltage suppression (TVS) devices, power switching devices, high voltage diodes, high voltage transistors, Zener voltage regulators, NPN transistors and signal diodes. For more information about Microsemi's portfolio for defense applications, visit http://www.microsemi.com/applications/defense.

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace 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; 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, Calif., and has approximately 3,600 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

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