Mindspeed 3G/4G/LTE Baseband Basestation Solution Uses Latest ARM Cortex A9 MPCore in Advanced 40-Nanometer Process Technology

Mindspeed Builds on Long-Time Collaboration with ARM, Uses Mulitple ARM Cortex Processors to Enable New Class of Scalable Basestation Designs with Best-in-Class Processing Performance

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — January 25, 2010 — Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, today announced it has used ARM’s latest high-performance, power-efficient ARM® Cortex™ A9 MPCore™ processor architecture for packet processing in the company’s new Transcede™ family of wireless baseband processors. Mindspeed®’s Transcede family enables a new class of high-performance, low-power, software-programmable devices that solve the computational challenges presented by next-generation mobile networks.

One of the first devices of its kind to be manufactured in 40-nanometer complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) process technology, Mindspeed’s Transcede 4000 device includes a Quad-MPCore and a Dual-MPCore Cortex A9, which allows the Transcede 4000 to deliver the performance, flexibility and low power consumption required for next-generation mobile basestations. The device is the first in a planned family of system-on-chip (SoC) solutions that will use the Cortex A9 and support a wide range of processing needs in mobile networks, from femtocells to macrocells, across all required air interface standards, and spanning a wide range of price and performance points.

“The ARM Cortex A9 MPCore is an excellent choice for the Transcede 4000 baseband processor,” said Tom Medrek, senior vice president and general manager of Mindspeed’s Multiservice Access business unit. “The Cortex A9 delivers industry-leading performance per megahertz while maintaining very low power consumption, and is ideally suited for compute-intensive next-generation mobile network applications. Having the Cortex A9 MPCore co-located on the same SoC as the DSP processors facilitates a very low-latency basestation implementation, perfect for real-time applications over mobile networks such as voice-over-IP and gaming.”

“Mindspeed has been an ARM Partner for many years and their Transcede 4000 baseband processor is the first to include six high-performance Cortex-A9 processors. This solution is both a natural progression and recognition of the enterprise class performance offered with a mobile power profile available with the ARM architecture,” said Ian Drew, EVP marketing, ARM. “This latest deployment of our Cortex-A9 processor further expands ARM’s market reach into enterprise markets like networking and the wireless infrastructure market.”

Mindspeed’s Transcede 4000 family of application-specific baseband processor SoCs combine 48 giga multiplications and accumulations per second (GMACs) of DSP performance with 9000 Dhrystone million instructions per second (DMIPS) of reduced instruction set computer (RISC) processing performance. This processing performance allows the physical and medium access control layers to be co-located on a single SoC, delivering the lowest latency possible. The Transcede 4000 also delivers a high level of application-specific system integration by including the latest, industry-standard common public radio interface (CPRI) functionality, plus high-speed sRIO and PCI express I/O. On-chip hardware acceleration for forward error correction (FEC) and encryption further reduce the overall system cost.

About Mindspeed Technologies

Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. designs, develops and sells semiconductor solutions for communications applications in the wireline and wireless network infrastructure, which includes today's separate but interrelated and converging enterprise, broadband access, metropolitan and wide area networks. Our products are classified into three focused product families: multiservice access, high-performance analog and wide area networking communications. Our products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for use in a variety of network infrastructure equipment, including voice and media gateways, high-speed routers, switches, access multiplexers, cross-connect systems, add-drop multiplexers, digital loop carrier equipment, IP private branch exchanges (PBXs), optical modules, broadcast video systems and wireless basestation equipment.

To learn more, visit us at www.mindspeed.com.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such statements include statements regarding the company's expectations, goals or intentions, including, but not limited to, product features and their benefits, product quality, network growth and product availability, pricing and production schedules. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, estimates, forecasts and projections about the company and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those stated in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: cash requirements and terms and availability of financing; future operating losses; worldwide political and economic uncertainties, and specific conditions in the markets we address; fluctuations in the price of our common stock and our operating results; loss of or diminished demand from one or more key customers or distributors; our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; constraints in the supply of wafers and other product components from our third-party manufacturers; pricing pressures and other competitive factors; successful development and introduction of new products; doing business internationally and our ability to successfully and cost effectively establish and manage operations in foreign jurisdictions; industry consolidation; order and shipment uncertainty; our ability to obtain design wins and develop revenues from them; lengthy sales cycles; the expense of and our ability to defend our intellectual property against infringement claims by others; product defects and bugs; business acquisitions and investments; and our ability to utilize our net operating loss carryforwards and certain other tax attributes. Risks and uncertainties that could cause the company's actual results to differ from those set forth in any forward-looking statement are discussed in more detail under "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended October 2, 2009, as well as similar disclosures in the company's subsequent SEC filings. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release are made only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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