-- Ranked No. 3 among small cap companies
-- Ranked No. 11 among all semiconductor companies
-- Five-year performance ranked in top 10 among Orange County California
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC) announced today that stock performance analysis by FACTSET Research reveals that Microsemi ranked third among 105 Nasdaq-listed small cap semiconductor companies and 11th among all Nasdaq-listed semiconductor manufacturers during calendar year 2004.
In a separate Bloomberg analysis of 5-year return on investments among all Orange County California stocks, Microsemi showed a gain of 682% and was the only electronics company to rank among the county's top ten.
As reported by Orange County Register business columnist Jonathan Lanser, Microsemi's performance ran contrary to what most experts had predicted as hot stocks five years ago, providing its investors with an eightfold profit "the old fashioned way" by cutting costs and concentrating on its most profitable technologies including gear that powers display screens on everything from cell phones to high-end televisions.
"I believe our stock's performance reflects the on-going focus we are giving to efficient factory utilization and a strategy of addressing large markets with differentiated products," said James J. Peterson, Microsemi President and Chief Executive Officer.
Microsemi 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 and reliability, battery optimization, reducing size or protecting circuits. The principal markets the company serves include implanted medical, military/aerospace and satellite, notebook computers and monitors, 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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SOURCE: Microsemi Corporation
David R. Sonksen
Executive Vice President and CFO
Tel: (949) 221-7101
Manager, Corporate Communications
Tel: (949) 221-7112