Zarlink to Discuss Voice-over-IP (VoIP) Quality at INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) Conference & EXPO West 2007

    OTTAWA, Sept. 6 /CNW Telbec/ - Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. (NYSE/TSX:ZL)
today announced that Rick Bye, segment marketing manager with Zarlink's Wired
Communications product group, will be discussing methods for ensuring quality
in VoIP deployments at TMC's INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) Conference & EXPO West 2007
(Sept. 10-12, Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, California).
    "Reducing operating costs and improving customer satisfaction are two
main goals associated with improving the quality of experience," said Mr. Bye.
"With the proper diagnostic tools, telecom service providers can implement
line testing throughout the network and address both of these issues."
    Consumers are placing a higher priority on quality of the experience
(QoE) for VoIP services. Mr. Bye's session, "Understanding Quality of
Experience", will discuss causes for QoE failures, and software and hardware
solutions that can more easily diagnose and resolve these problems. The
session is scheduled for September 11th from 4:30-5:15 p.m.
    Mr. Bye joined Zarlink as part of its recent acquisition of Legerity.
Zarlink's Wired Communications product group has been formed through the
merger of the products and expertise of Zarlink's Network Communications group
and Legerity. The new product group delivers a range of voice enhancement and
timing and synchronization products for the access, residential and enterprise
    "We are very pleased that Rick will be participating in this year's
show," said Rich Tehrani, TMC president and conference chairman. "Legerity
products and solutions continue to be widely recognized and respected within
the industry, and I am confident that our attendees will appreciate hearing
Mr. Bye's perspective on VoIP quality of experience."

    INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) Conference & EXPO, held September 10-12, 2007, is
the world's largest and best-attended IP Communications trade show. At the
last ITEXPO, held January 2007 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, the show drew over
7,100 buyers and sellers of IP Communications products and services. For the
upcoming show in September, TMC projects an attendance of 7,500. More
information on the event, including registration and exhibition details, can
be found at

    About Zarlink Semiconductor

    For over 30 years, Zarlink Semiconductor has delivered semiconductor
solutions that drive the capabilities of voice, enterprise, broadband and
wireless communications. The Company's success is built on its technology
strengths including voice and data networks, optoelectronics and ultra
low-power communications. For more information, visit

    Shareholders and other individuals wishing to receive, free of charge,
copies of the reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
and Regulatory Authorities, should visit the Company's web site at or contact Investor Relations.

    Certain statements in this press release constitute forward-looking
statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties, and other factors which may cause the actual results,
performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any
future results, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and assumptions include,
among others, the following: our dependence on the successful development and
market introduction of new products; our ability to successfully integrate
businesses acquired in the future; our ability to operate profitably and
generate positive cash flows in the future; our dependence on our foundry
suppliers and third-party subcontractors; order cancellations and deferrals by
our customers; and other factors referenced in our Annual Report on Form 20-F.
Investors are encouraged to consider the risks detailed in this filing.

    Zarlink and the Zarlink Semiconductor logo are trademarks of Zarlink
    Semiconductor Inc.

For further information:

For further information: Ed Goffin, Media Relations, (613) 270-7112,; Mike McGinn, Investor Relations, (613) 270-7210,

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