Microsemi Introduces High-reliability, Low Voltage Zener Diodes for Defense, Aerospace, Industrial and Medical Applications

New Ultra-sharp Knee Zeners Deliver 4X Improvements in Regulation Performance and Up To 40X Lower Leakage than Comparable Solutions

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Nov. 19, 2013 — (PRNewswire) —  Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced a new family of 1-2.4 volt (V) Zener diodes that provide up to 4x better voltage regulation and up to a 40x improvement in typical lower leakage current versus standard Zener diodes.  

The new high-reliability, ultra-sharp knee diode devices are targeted at low-voltage regulation and transient protection applications in the defense, aerospace, industrial and medical markets. The low-capacitance and low-leakage ratings also make the new diodes ideal for high-speed and frequency electro static discharge (ESD) applications and portable applications to ensure longer battery life. In addition, the Zener diodes can be used for certain transient voltage protection (TVS) applications requiring low impedance and low voltage.

"Microsemi leveraged it extensive expertise in high-reliability products to deliver a new solution that fills the need for lower impedance, better voltage regulation and lower leakage Zener diodes," said Durga Peddireddy, director of marketing for Microsemi's High-Reliability Products group. "We have plans to broaden this category with different package and voltage options. High-reliability is a key area of focus for Microsemi, and we continue to drive new product developments for this strategic market segment."

Microsemi's new diodes are offered in a ruggedized, hermetically sealed, surface mount UB package designed to withstand adverse operating conditions such as shock and vibration. These diodes are also screened to meet JANTXV equivalent specifications to further ensure reliable operation in harsh conditions. Environmentally friendly and RoHS compliant versions are also available.

Product Information

  • Part numbers: SLZ1.0A thru SZL2.4A;
  • Voltage : 1V to 2.4V;
  • Current : Test current of 250 microamps (uA) and maximum surge current of 25 amps (A);
  • Reverse Leakage Current: less than 50 nanoamperes (nA); and
  • ESD and EFT protection per IEC 61000-42 and IEC 61000-4-4.

Additional product information is posted www.microsemi.com/high-rel-ultra-sharp-knee-zener.  Customers may also contact their local sales representative or email Email Contact for more information.  

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 voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Calif., and has approximately 3,000 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.  

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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 its new Zener diodes, 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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Microsemi Corporation
Gwen Carlson, Director of Corporate Communications, 949.380.6135; Beth P. Quezada, Communications Specialist, 949.380.6102, Email: Email Contact
Web: http://www.microsemi.com

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