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MACOM Successfully Completes Acquisition of BinOptics Corporation

LOWELL, Mass., Dec. 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:MTSI) (MACOM), a leading supplier of high-performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic products, today announced that it has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of BinOptics Corporation, a leading merchant provider of Indium Phosphide lasers for Data Centers, Mobile Backhaul, Silicon Photonics and Access Networks, in an all-cash transaction valued at $230 million.

John Croteau, President and Chief Executive Officer of MACOM stated, "Our goal with this acquisition will be to further extend MACOM's preeminent position in the optical space, as we now have an even broader platform to benefit from what we anticipate will be a strong secular growth driver for many years to come. Based on feedback from our optical customers thus far, we continue to expect significant operational and sales synergies as we integrate the acquired business."

MACOM funded the purchase price of the acquisition from a combination of cash on hand and incurrence $100 million of additional indebtedness from its existing revolving credit facility.

About MACOM:

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (www.macom.com) is a leading supplier of high-performance RF, microwave, millimeterwave and photonic products that enable next-generation internet and modern battlefield applications. Recognized for its broad catalog portfolio of technologies and products, MACOM serves diverse markets, including high speed optical, satellite, radar, wired & wireless networks, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. A pillar of the semiconductor industry, we thrive on more than 60 years of solving our customers' most complex problems, serving as a true partner for applications ranging from RF to Light.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

MACOM, M/A-COM, M/A-COM Technology Solutions, M/A-COM Tech, Partners in RF & Microwave, The First Name in Microwave and related logos are trademarks of MACOM. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

This press release contains forward-looking statements based on MACOM management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to our management. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning the BinOptics transaction, including those regarding any potential benefits and synergies, perceived customer feedback, strategic plans, cost savings, accretion and financial and business expectations associated with the acquisition, as well as any other statements regarding MACOM's plans, beliefs or expectations regarding the transaction or its future business or financial results. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and generally may be identified by terms such as "anticipates," "believes," "could," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "may," "plans," "potential," "predicts," "projects," "seeks," "should," "will," "would" or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms.

Forward-looking statements contained in this press release reflect MACOM's current views about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and changes in circumstances that may cause those events or our actual activities or results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement. Although MACOM believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot and does not guarantee future events, results, actions, levels of activity, performance or achievements, including the successful integration of the BinOptics business or realization of any of the projected benefits of the transaction. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements, including, among others, costs associated with the acquisition, failure to achieve expected synergies, accretion and other anticipated benefits of the transaction or to successfully integrate the BinOptics business, , adverse reactions to the acquisition by employees, customers, suppliers or competitors of either MACOM or BinOptics, greater than expected dilutive effect on earnings from or failure to comply with applicable covenants related to MACOM's outstanding indebtedness as increased to fund the acquisition, related interest expense and other costs, lower than expected demand in any or all of our primary end markets or from any of our large OEM customers based on the acquisition, macro-economic weakness or otherwise, MACOM's failure to realize the expected economies of scale, lowered production cost and other anticipated benefits of our previously announced GaN intellectual property licensing program, the potential for defense spending cuts, program delays, cancellations or sequestration, failures or delays by any customer in winning business or to make purchases from us in support of such business, lack of adoption or delayed adoption by customers and industries we serve of GaN, Indium Phosphide lasers, or other solutions offered by us, failures or delays in porting and qualifying GaN or Indium Phosphide laser process technology to our Lowell, MA fabrication facility or third party facilities, lower than expected utilization and absorption in our manufacturing facilities, lack of success or slower than expected success in our new product development efforts, loss of business due to competitive factors, product or technology obsolescence, customer program shifts or otherwise, lower than anticipated or slower than expected customer acceptance of our new product introductions, the potential for a shift in the mix of products sold in any period toward lower-margin products or a shift in the geographical mix of our revenues, the potential for increased pricing pressure based on competitive factors, technology shifts or otherwise, the impact of any executed or abandoned acquisition, divestiture or restructuring activity, the impact of supply shortages or other disruptions in our internal or outsourced supply chain, the relative success of our cost-savings initiatives, the potential for inventory obsolescence and related write-offs, the expense, business disruption or other impact of any current or future investigations, administrative actions, litigation or enforcement proceedings we may be involved in, and the impact of any claims of intellectual property infringement or misappropriation, which could require us to pay substantial damages for infringement, expend significant resources in prosecuting or defending such matters or developing non-infringing technology, incur material liability for royalty or license payments or prevent us from selling certain of our products, as well as those factors described in "Risk Factors" in MACOM's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 3, 2014 as filed with the SEC on December 9, 2014. MACOM undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

CONTACT: Company Contact: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. Bob McMullan Chief Financial Officer P: 978-656-2753 E: bob.mcmullan@macom.com Investor Relations Contact: Shelton Group Leanne K. Sievers, EVP P: 949-224-3874 Brett L. Perry, Managing Director P: 214-272-0070 E: ir@macom.com E: lsievers@sheltongroup.com

Source:M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.