ALISO VIEJO, CA -- Microsemi Corporation was the 2015 recipient of the Orange County Tech Alliance's "Public Outstanding Technology Company" award, as well as its "Enterprise Hardware & Device" award for its Integrated GNSS Master (IGM): IGM-1100i. The organization's 22nd Annual High-Tech Innovation Awards celebrate excellence and achievement in the region's technology industry, honoring local companies, individuals and products that drive innovation in Orange County, California.
"We are pleased Microsemi has been honored with two of OC Tech Alliance's prestigious Innovation Awards, which validate our commitment as an industry leader providing unique solutions for the growing needs of our current and future customers," said James J. Peterson, Microsemi's chairman and CEO. "I thank our dedicated employees for the ongoing contributions that made this recognition possible, and the OC Tech Alliance for its continuing commitment to serving the specific needs of our community's technology companies."
Microsemi was recognized as the "Public Outstanding Technology Company" by OC Tech Alliance for its successful product developments, financial accountability and industry leadership. The company was also acknowledged for its culture of innovation, successful growth through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisitions, and its focus on solving the most difficult and hot-button industry challenges. In addition, Microsemi was recognized for its companywide culture of giving back to the community through its philanthropic support of K-12 and higher education nonprofit organizations.
Microsemi's leading-edge GNSS master synchronization solution won an award in the "Enterprise Hardware & Device" category due to its solid revolutionary advancements in technology which demonstrate clear and real benefits for users that go far beyond evolutionary product feature enhancements. With technologies that advance today's state-of-the-art offerings, the device demonstrated a high level of innovation and benefit to users and the world.
"Outstanding innovators and companies such as Microsemi represent the finest of Orange County," said Peter Craig, CEO, Orange County Technology Alliance. "Our tech community has a bright and exciting future."
Microsemi and other winners were recognized on Oct. 8 during a gala celebration event at the Westin South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa. Now in its 22nd year, the High-Tech Innovation Awards is the signature event recognizing the people, companies and educators driving high-tech innovation in the region.
About Microsemi's Award-winning Integrated GNSS Master Synchronization Solution
In order to provide accurate timing for indoor small cells, an outdoor Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) antenna is required, which is very expensive and requires complicated antenna installation even for a relatively few number of small cells. Microsemi's new ground-breaking indoor wall and ceiling mounted IEEE-1588 Integrated GNSS Master with integrated GNSS receiver and antenna eliminates the need for an outdoor antenna and all the related cabling. This significantly decreases the effective cost of the solution while providing all the performance requirements of a 1588 GrandMaster. The innovative design complements Microsemi leadership position as a leading source of timing and synchronization solutions.