MONTREAL – January 5, 2018 – Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, congratulated Microsemi Corporation on winning “Product of the Year” for their PolarFire® field programmable gate array (FPGA), in tandem with which Future Electronics has launched a companion Avalanche board for developers to implement their choice of peripheral components, such as sensors, drivers, displays or wireless modules.

The “Product of the Year” designation was awarded by Electronic Products Magazine. Now in its 42nd year, the annual awards program recognizes the industry's best new products. The winners are chosen based on innovative design, significant advancement in technology or application, and substantial achievement in price and performance. Microsemi's PolarFire FPGA was recognized for delivering the industry's first non-volatile mid-range FPGA with tangible power and cost benefits over SRAM FPGAs featuring 12.7 Gpbs transceivers.

The Avalanche Development Board, available from Future Electronics, is a feature-rich, low-cost development kit which enables designers to quickly implement prototype systems based on the mid-range PolarFire family of FPGAs from Microsemi.

Offering up to 50% lower power, the Avalanche Development Board has proven security features, gives exceptional reliability and is ideal for a broad range of applications. To enable designers to quickly implement commonly required functions, the board carries numerous peripheral components alongside the PolarFire FPGA, including a Panasonic PAN9320 Wi-Fi® networking module, 64Mbits of serial Flash memory, 4Gbits of DDR3 synchronous DRAM, a Microsemi VSC8531 Gigabit Ethernet PHY, USB communication and Embedded FlashPro5 programming from Microsemi.

“We are thrilled to congratulate Microsemi on this major award,” said Lucy Diodati, Supplier Development Manager for Future Electronics. “And we are honored to partner with Microsemi on this award winning product, with the launch of our Avalanche Development Board for PolarFire.”

For more information about the Avalanche Development Board (part # AVMPF300TS-00), along with other Microsemi products and access to the world’s largest available-to-sell inventory available through Future Electronics, visit: www.FutureElectronics.com

About Microsemi Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center and industrial markets. Products include high-performance and radiation-hardened analog mixed-signal integrated circuits, FPGAs, SoCs and ASICs; power management products; timing and synchronization devices and precise time solutions, setting the world's standard for time; voice processing devices; RF solutions; discrete components; enterprise storage and communication solutions, security technologies and scalable anti-tamper products; Ethernet solutions; Power-over-Ethernet ICs and midspans; as well as custom design capabilities and services. Microsemi is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Microsemi and the Microsemi logo are registered trademarks or service marks of Microsemi Corporation and/or its affiliates. Third-party trademarks and service marks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

About Future Electronics Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, comprehensive global supply chain solutions, as well as providing differentiated engineering services encompassing technical support, technology training and custom board design. Founded in 1968 by Robert Miller, President, Future Electronics has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,500 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

Media Contact Martin H. Gordon Director, Corporate Communications FUTURE ELECTRONICS www.FutureElectronics.com

514-694-7710 (ext. 2236) Fax: 514-630-2671 martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com