2381 Morse Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614
Microsemi Corporation designs, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) and semiconductors. Its semiconductors manage and control or regulate power, protect against transient voltage spikes, and transmit, receive, and amplify signals. The company's IC products offer light, sound, and power management for notebook computers, data storage, wireless LAN, LCD back lighting, LCD TVs, LCD monitors, automobiles, telecommunications, test instruments, defense and aerospace equipment, high-quality sound reproduction, and data transfer equipment. Its individual component semiconductor products include silicon rectifiers, zener diodes, low leakage and high voltage diodes, temperature compensated zener diodes, transistors, subminiature high power transient suppressor diodes, and pin diodes for use in magnetic resonance imaging machines. The company also manufactures semiconductors for commercial applications, such as automatic surge protectors and transient suppressor diodes for telephone applications; and switching diodes for computer systems. It sells its products through electronic component sales representatives and own sales force to original equipment manufacturers. The company serves various markets, including defense, commercial air/space, industrial/semicap, medical, mobile connectivity and notebooks, monitors, and LCD televisions in the United States, Europe, and Asia. Microsemi Corporation was founded in 1960. It was formerly known as Microsemiconductor Corporation and changed its name to Microsemi Corporation in 1983. The company is headquartered in Irvine, California.
Microsemi Corp.'s Corporate Governance Quotient (CGQ®) as of 18-Mar-08 is better than 92.1% of S&P 600 companies and 95.3% of Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment companies.
Mr. James J. Peterson, 52
Chief Exec. Officer, Pres
Mr. David R. Sonksen, 62
Chief Financial Officer, Exec. VP and Sec.
Mr. Ralph Brandi, 64
Chief Operating Officer and Exec. VP
Mr. Steven G. Litchfield, 38
Exec. VP-Analog Mixed Signal Group
Mr. James H. Gentile, 52
Sr. VP of Worldwide Sales
Shares Outstanding: 78.19M
% Held by Insiders: 0.62%
% Held by Institutions: 121.00%
Wells Fargo, Lord Abbett, Columbia Wanger, Franklin etc.
Industry: Semiconductor - Integrated Circuits
Full Time Employees: 2,300
Total Cash: 105.26M
Total Cash Per Share: 1.346
Total Debt: 0
Book Value Per Share: 7.546
Operating Cash Flow: 27.90M
Levered Free Cash Flow: 12.57M
Microsemi in Ireland
by Gerry McInerney
Microsemi Ireland has pulled the plug on its Ennis based manufacturing operation with the loss of 131 manufacturing jobs between permanent and temporary staff.
The company has promised a generous redundancy package and outplacement services for those being made redundant. The jobs - 44 permanent and 87 temporary - will be phased out over a 12 to 18 months period.
However, the company’s European sales and marketing team of 15 staff, who are based at the Gort Road Industrial Estate, will not be affected by the decision.
The closure of the Ennis facility follows a corporate decision to consolidate production in their US facilities in Scottsdale, Arizona and Lawrence, Massachusetts where both have surplus production capacity.
Microsemi Ireland, a subsidiary of the Microsemi Corporation which has its HQ at Irvine, California, set up in Ennis in1992 when the group acquired the former Unitrode facility. A non-union workplace, at it’s peak the company employed up on 200 people but shed 42 jobs back in July, 2002.
Microsemi Ireland General Manager, Richard Finn said, “the closure of the Irish manufacturing operation is necessary in order to maximise economy of manufacturing scale for the overall Microsemi Group. The company regrets having to take this decision, which is necessary for the group’s world-wide manufacturing strategy and the ongoing competitiveness of our business.”
“The company wishes to acknowledge the performance, co-operation and commitment of the Ennis employees. The decision to absorb Irish manufacturing into the US where there is surplus capacity, in no way reflects on their performance”. Mr Finn added.
Microsemi Corporation employs just over 1,400 staff world-wide with an annual turnover of approximately $300 million and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of analog, mixed signal and discreet semiconductors.
King Capital Investment Group
Microsemi Announces New 1.7KW RF Generator Reference Design Kit
May 06, 2008: 08:30 AM EST
IRVINE, Calif., May 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC), a leading manufacturer of high performance analog/mixed signal integrated circuits and high reliability semiconductors, has announced a 1.7KW, Push Pull, Class-D reference design kit that enables RF design engineers to immediately evaluate a highly efficient, high power, Class-D amplifier.
Based on Microsemi's DRF1300 Driver/MOSFET hybrid, the new reference design kit provides an essential tool in developing high-power, high-voltage RF generators, optimizing efficiency and power densities for plasma generation, switch mode power amplifiers, pulse generators, ultrasound transducer drivers and acoustical optical modulators.
* Greater than 1700 Watts Output Power
* Better than 80% Efficient Class-D Operation
* 13.56 MHz Switching Frequency
* Up to 250 Supply Voltages
* Internal MOSFET Rated at 500V BV(DSS)
* Low Cost System Design
* Solid State Transition for Tube Amplifiers
Class-D amplifiers offer a degree of efficiency unavailable with linear designs. Many engineers, however, avoid the complexities of Class-D amplifier designs -- or are forced to spend months acquiring its fundamentals. Now, with Microsemi's new DRF1300/Class-D reference design kit, engineers can rapidly overcome the pitfalls of high voltage Class-D design, saving months of designer time and countless design iterations.
Using Microsemi's DRF1300 Driver/MOSFET hybrid as its core, the kit's reference board enables performance levels previously unachievable with solid state Class-D amplifiers. The DRF1300 hybrid combines two drivers, two high voltage MOSFETs and internal bypass capacitors in a push pull configuration making it a highly efficient, high voltage, cost effective solution. The drivers combined with optimally located bypass capacitors are capable of driving the high voltage MOSFETs at more than 30MHz. The 500V MOSFET enables high voltage applications, greatly simplifying output matching and reducing complexity of the output combining networks.
The new Microsemi Class-D reference design kit includes a designer's application note discussing the progression through various output voltages, while identifying proper output waveforms necessary for safe transition to greater than 1700 watts into a 50 Ohm load. It also demonstrates how to achieve efficiencies higher than 90% at sub 1KW outputs. It demonstrates supply bypassing and building the high power magnetics required for high power Class-D designs. The board comes fully assembled and is mounted to a machined heatsink.
The Class-D reference design kit is extremely versatile. After evaluating a design with the preloaded 500V, 30A DRF1300 hybrid, applications can be modified for higher voltage requirements by using the 1000V, 15A DRF1301 Driver/MOSFET hybrid.
The DRF1300 hybrid features an air cavity-flangeless package for improved reliability over plastic encapsulated packaging. Constructed with materials with closely matched CTEs the flangeless package maximizes system reliability by alleviating the stress between components during power cycling. Typical applications have demonstrated in excess of 1 million cycles with power densities of 700 Watts/square inch. The flangeless package design also reduces cost, eliminating expensive copper tungsten flanges that are typical in conventional high power RF packages.
DRF1300/Class-D reference design kits are available now, with a unit price of $1600. Samples of the DRF1300 and DRF1301 Driver/MOSFET hybrids are also available now. Additional DRF1300 hybrids are available for a unit price of $225.00 in 100 piece quantities. All devices are available through the factory or from authorized distributors of Microsemi RF products.
About Microsemi Corporation
Microsemi Corporation, with corporate headquarters in Irvine, California, is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of high performance analog and mixed signal integrated circuits and high reliability semiconductors. The company's semiconductors manage and control or regulate power, protect against transient voltage spikes and transmit, receive and amplify signals.
Microsemi's products include individual components as well as integrated circuit solutions that enhance customer designs by improving performance, reliability and battery optimization, reducing size or protecting circuits. The principal markets the company serves include implantable medical, defense/aerospace and satellite, notebook computers, monitors and LCD TVs, automotive and mobile connectivity applications. More information may be obtained by contacting the company directly or by visiting its web site at http://www.microsemi.com
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