Vitesse Named Finalist for Carrier Ethernet APAC 2012 Awards

  Vitesse Named Finalist for Carrier Ethernet APAC 2012 Awards

 VeriTime Chipset Nominated in Best Carrier Ethernet Mobile Backhaul Category

Business Wire

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- November 20, 2012

Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: VTSS), a leading provider of
advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, announced that its
VeriTime™ chipset was named a finalist for the Carrier Ethernet APAC 2012
awards in the Best Carrier Ethernet Mobile Backhaul category. The chipset is
already also used in four OEM platforms shortlisted in various categories for
the Carrier Ethernet APAC 2012 awards.

Featuring Vitesse’s IEEE1588v2 LTE-Advanced-ready VeriTime technology, the
chipset consists of SynchroPHY™ 1 Gigabit Ethernet (GE), 10GE and 10GE OTN
PHYs and Carrier Ethernet Switch Engines. It was also recently recognized in
the “Best Chipset/Processor” category at the LTE North America 2012 Awards and
used in three OEM finalist platforms at that event.

The winners will be announced during the Carrier Ethernet APAC 2012 event at
an evening reception taking place on December 4, 2012 at the Mira Hotel in
Hong Kong. The Carrier Ethernet APAC 2012 awards recognize excellence and
leadership in the development, marketing and delivery of Carrier Ethernet
services, as well as the achievements of solutions providers in the Carrier
Ethernet market. Vitesse Semiconductor joins wireless industry leaders such as
Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco Systems and other companies making the shortlist
in various categories.

About Vitesse

Vitesse (NASDAQ: VTSS) designs a diverse portfolio of high-performance
semiconductor solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks worldwide. Vitesse
products enable the fastest-growing network infrastructure markets including
Mobile Access/IP Edge, Cloud Computing and SMB/SME Enterprise Networking.
Visit www.vitesse.com or follow us on Twitter @VitesseSemi.

Vitesse is a registered trademark and VeriTime and SynchroPHY are trademarks
of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation in the United States and other
jurisdictions. All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein
are the property of their respective holders.

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Contact:

Company Contact:
Michelle Lozada
Vitesse Semiconductor
+1.805.388.3700
pressrelations@vitesse.com
or
Agency Contact:
Jennifer Usher
SHIFT Communications
+1.415.591.8456
VitessePR@shiftcomm.com