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MACOM to Supply Northrop Grumman With MMIC Semiconductor Technology for Airborne Sensor Systems

LOWELL, Mass., July 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (MACOM) (Nasdaq:MTSI), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced it is supplying Northrop Grumman with semiconductor technology for the development of next generation airborne defense sensor systems.

MACOM will supply Northrop Grumman with its market-leading GaAs based MMIC technologies, aimed at enabling significant improvements in the capabilities, flexibility and affordability of airborne surveillance and sensor systems used across multiple airborne platforms.

"The acute and enduring challenge facing defense contractors – higher performance systems with improved affordability– is accelerating the pace of innovation in the defense market-space. Our collaboration with customers like Northrop Grumman has resulted in design, test and manufacturing processes that yield high performance products and a cost-effective, highly dependable supply chain," said John Croteau, President and CEO of MACOM. "MACOM has a long, successful history of working in the defense industry and we are pleased to be working with Northrop Grumman on the next wave of airborne defense sensor systems."

ABOUT MACOM

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (www.macomtech.com) is a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave 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 CATV, wireless and optical communications infrastructure, satellite, radar, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. A pillar of the RF and microwave industry, we thrive on more than 60 years of solving our customers' most complex problems.

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, 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 regarding future events, including any statements concerning MACOM future supply of market-leading GaAs based MMIC technologies to Northrop Grumman, enabling significant improvements in the capabilities, flexibility and affordability of airborne surveillance and sensor systems used across multiple airborne platforms, and working with Northrop Grumman on the next wave of airborne defense sensor systems. 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. In particular, we cannot assure you that any technology MACOM supplies to Northrop Grumman will meet its requirements, or that such supply will lead to any particular level of MACOM product sales or revenue from Northrop Grumman. Other risks that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our forward-looking statements are described under the heading "Risk Factors" in MACOM's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 29, 2013 as filed with the SEC on May 3, 2013. MACOM undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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