Vitesse Increases Market Presence in Asia With WPI Group

  Vitesse Increases Market Presence in Asia With WPI Group

Business Wire

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- January 16, 2013

Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS), a leading provider of
advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, announced that WPI
Group, a member of WPG Holdings, one of the world’s largest semiconductor
distributors, will handle demand creation and fulfillment of Vitesse’s
complete product line in Asia effective immediately.

Recent Infonetics reports project that telecom operators will increase
equipment investment in 2013. Asia Pacific is expected to account for
approximately one-third of global service provider revenue by 2016, primarily
spurred by China Mobile. Major areas of investment include fiber-based
broadband, 2G mobile network capacity expansion, as well as migration to 3G
and LTE. Indeed, China is expected to be the largest mobile broadband market
by 2016, with an estimated 639 million mobile broadband connections, according
to GSMA reports.

“Following on our recent office expansion in China, increasing our APAC market
presence with WPI further strengthens Vitesse’s ability to serve customers in
these burgeoning markets,” said Phil Richards, vice president of sales at
Vitesse. “Vitesse is committed to delivering superior solutions that
anticipate the market needs for 4G/LTE and cloud computing.”

In 2012, Vitesse announced a relationship with WPI to distribute Vitesse
products in India. Vitesse also has an exclusive relationship with WPG
Holdings' subsidiary, WPG Americas, to distribute Vitesse products in the
Americas. WPG Holdings is well reputed for their team of highly-technical
experts, service and support, as well as their strength in reference design
development for varied applications and markets.

About WPI Group

Established in 1980 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, WPI Group has over 50
sales offices with over 1500 staffs in Greater China and Asia Pacific region.
In 2011, WPI Group achieved USD 4.8 billion of revenue. As a supply channel
partner, WPI Group offers a comprehensive range of components, spanning
semiconductors, interconnect, passive and electronic mechanical components,
and computer products, all provided with the convenience of one-stop shopping.
For more information, please visit the WPI website:

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 or follow us on Twitter @VitesseSemi.

Vitesse is a registered trademark 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.



Company Contact:
Vitesse Semiconductor
Michelle Lozada
Agency Contact:
SHIFT Communications
Jennifer Usher
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