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Vitesse Expands Signal Integrity Portfolio for Ultra High-Speed Broadband Network Applications

  Vitesse Expands Signal Integrity Portfolio for Ultra High-Speed Broadband
  Network Applications

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CAMARILLO, Calif. -- March 13, 2013

Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS), a leading provider of
advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, introduced the
VSC7223 signal conditioner, the latest member of its low power,
multi-protocol, adaptive EQNOX™ family of signal conditioners with FlexEQ™
technology. With data rate support up to 16 Gbps, the four-channel VSC7223 is
ideal for use in high-speed, high-bandwidth network equipment, such as data
centers or long-haul network transport equipment. The VSC7223 delivers
ultimate design flexibility with its support for protocols including 16G Fibre
Channel (FCIA, FC-PI-5), 14G FDR (Infiniband, Vol 2, Release 1.3) and
10G/40G/100G Ethernet (IEEE802.3).

“Vitesse’s EQNOX family has served as an excellent solution for us in several
recent projects,” said Ramesh Sundaram, vice president of manufacturing
services at Finisar. “Together with Vitesse’s excellent technical support,
this low power, high performance family of signal conditioners has allowed us
to overcome signal integrity challenges and successfully meet our aggressive
requirements.”

Cisco’s Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecasts annual global IP traffic at
1.3 zettabytes, or one trillion gigabytes, by 2016. Contributing factors
include an increased number of mobile devices and M2M connections, a larger
user base, video as a greater percentage of overall internet traffic, and
faster broadband speeds. Recent surveys also highlight network bandwidth
demand as one of the most critical issues facing data centers. As a result of
the higher data transmission speeds, signal integrity continues to be a
critical aspect in carrier and enterprise networks worldwide.

“Ultra high-speed connectivity will become a de facto requirement, driven by
business and consumer demand for video, high-speed data and cloud-based
services,” said Gary Paules, product marketing manager at Vitesse. “Vitesse is
committed to continuing its signal integrity innovations and enabling our
customers to deliver high-performance solutions for next-generation networks.”

Product Availability

The VSC7223 is sampling immediately. More device information is available at:
www.vitesse.com/products/product.php?number=VSC7223.

FlexEQ and VScope: World-Class Signal Integrity

Vitesse was first to introduce integrated signal equalization in crosspoints
switches and now has over a decade of successful product developments and
dozens of products in production. FlexEQ adaptive equalization technology
reduces the cost of transmission by allowing signals to travel farther,
faster, and error free in challenging fiber and copper applications. VScope
embedded waveform technology allows confirmation of signal quality and system
operation up to the SFP+ connector along with a full suite of BIST functions.
These capabilities accelerate the diagnostic and troubleshooting phase of new
system design, allowing OEMs to bring their products to market quickly. Learn
more at www.vitesse.com/flexeq and www.vitesse.com/vscope.

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 EQNOX, VScope, and FlexEQ 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:
Vitesse Semiconductor
Michelle Lozada, +1-805-388-3700
pressrelations@vitesse.com
or
Agency Contact:
SHIFT Communications
Jennifer Usher, +1-415-591-8456
VitessePR@shiftcomm.com