Microsemi Appoints Amr El-Ashmawi as Worldwide VP of Strategic Marketing

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today announced Amr El-Ashmawi has joined the company as worldwide vice president of strategic marketing. In this newly created role, El-Ashmawi will lead the development and implementation of the defense & security and industrial vertical market strategies.

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"Amr's extensive experience in high growth applications in the defense & security and industrial markets, coupled with his in-depth knowledge of semiconductor system solutions, will be invaluable in accelerating our growth in these key vertical markets," said Garcia. "In this integral role, Amr will leverage our broad product technology portfolio of RF, analog & mixed-signal, and programmable logic technologies to deliver more highly integrated, secure and reliable system solutions to our customers."

"I am excited about joining Microsemi and the opportunity to work for a world-class, growth-oriented company," said El-Ashmawi. "Microsemi is committed to providing its customers with industry-leading system solutions that solve challenging industry issues. I look forward to driving the market and business strategies and accelerating content growth at Microsemi."

El-Ashmawi has spent more than 18 years in the high-tech industry. Prior to joining Microsemi he spent over eight years at Altera in senior leadership roles within the defense, security and high-performance computing business vertical market groups.

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, radiation-hardened and highly reliable 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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