Microsemi and The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia Celebrate 17th Year of Science Fun Run with Microsemi as New Title Sponsor

British Columbia's Largest Technology Community Event Supports Local Students Exploring Their Interest in Science and Technology

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 29, 2016 /CNW/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, and The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia (SFF BC) today announced Microsemi as the new title sponsor for the British Columbia technology sector's largest event—The Microsemi Science Fair Fun Run. With thousands of science and technology supporters over the years, Microsemi and the SFF BC aim to have over 1,500 participants celebrating the Fun Run's 17th anniversary. The 17th Annual Fun Run will take place on Sunday, May 29, 2016 from 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Athlete's Village Plaza, located at 1 Athletes Way in Vancouver, and attracts participants from the technology community, academia and K-12 schools.

"Microsemi is pleased to support the SFF BC's Fun Run this year as the title sponsor, as we have been impressed with the nonprofit's dedication to supporting, organizing and fundraising for science fairs in the community and beyond," said James J. Peterson, Microsemi's chairman and CEO. "Its deep involvement in our youth's learning of scientific, technology, engineering and math (STEM) aligns well with Microsemi's goal to support ongoing education in these areas, and to do our part in providing the future workforce for corporations like Microsemi."

The annual Science Fair Fun Run is the largest timed 5K fun run in the province and is now a major event in Vancouver. Teams of five or more are welcome to register now, and can customize their technical t-shirts with a team logo. Families can meet science fair participants, view science fair projects and enjoy activities provided by Microsemi and other sponsors as they await the results and prizes at the awards ceremony. In addition, all registered Fun Run participants are entered into the grand prize drawing and will receive free admission to TELUS World of Science on race day.

Adults 19 and older can register before the early bird deadline of April 30 for only $40, while those 18 and under can register for only $25. Entrants can also participate in the 1K Mini Fun Run for children with an accompanying adult, with an entry fee of $20 each. To register online, visit www.sciencefairs.ca/funrun. All proceeds from the event go to The Dr. Michael Smith Science Fair Endowment to support the promotion and development of The Science Fair Program throughout the province.

"2015 marked one of the most exciting and successful years yet for British Columbia students at both the national and international Science Fairs, with three of the top four Grand Awards at the Canada-Wide Science Fair in Fredericton, New Brunswick, two awards at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and gold medals at the Taiwan International Science Fair in Taipei," said Patti Leigh, executive director, SFF BC. "By participating in The Microsemi Science Fair Fun Run, our community helps encourage young people like these students to pursue careers in science and technology—and to become tomorrow's innovators."

About the Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia
The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia (SFF BC) is the largest science and technology volunteer outreach network in the province supporting science education by inspiring curiosity through The Science Fairs Program. To learn more about The Foundation, visit www.sciencefairs.ca. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Microsemi
Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace 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, Calif., and has approximately 4,800 employees globally. Learn more at www.microsemi.com.

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.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Any statements set forth in this news release that are not entirely historical and factual in nature, including without limitation statements related to it and The Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia (SFF BC) announcing Microsemi as the new title sponsor for the British Columbia technology sector's largest event—The Microsemi Science Fair Fun Run, and its potential effects on future business, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on our current expectations and are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. The potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, such factors as rapidly changing technology and product obsolescence, potential cost increases, variations in customer order preferences, weakness or competitive pricing environment of the marketplace, uncertain demand for and acceptance of the company's products, adverse circumstances in any of our end markets, results of in-process or planned development or marketing and promotional campaigns, difficulties foreseeing future demand, potential non-realization of expected orders or non-realization of backlog, product returns, product liability, and other potential unexpected business and economic conditions or adverse changes in current or expected industry conditions, difficulties and costs of protecting patents and other proprietary rights, inventory obsolescence and difficulties regarding customer qualification of products. In addition to these factors and any other factors mentioned elsewhere in this news release, the reader should refer as well to the factors, uncertainties or risks identified in the company's most recent Form 10-K and all subsequent Form 10-Q reports filed by Microsemi with the SEC. Additional risk factors may be identified from time to time in Microsemi's future filings. The forward-looking statements included in this release speak only as of the date hereof, and Microsemi does not undertake any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

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SOURCE Microsemi Corporation; Science Fair Foundation of British Columbia

For further information: Farhad Mafie, VP Worldwide Product Marketing at Microsemi, 949-356-2399, press@microsemi.com; Madeleine Guenette, Science Fair Foundation BC, 604-602-5219, mguenette@sciencefairfoundationbc.ca, http://www.microsemi.com

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