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Microchip Technology Announces Receipt of Antitrust Clearance in Taiwan, Approval of Microsemi Shareholders, and Expected Closing Date of Its Acquisition of Microsemi

CHANDLER, Ariz., May 23, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- (NASDAQ:MCHP) – Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced, in connection with its pending acquisition of Microsemi Corporation (NASDAQ:MSCC), that it has obtained antitrust clearance from the Taiwan Fair Trade Commission.  Additionally, Microchip announced that the shareholders of Microsemi overwhelmingly approved the merger with 99.5% of the Microsemi shares that voted being in favor of the merger.   Microchip currently expects that the merger will close on May 29, 2018.

/EIN News/ -- Forward-Looking Statement

The statement in this release regarding the expected closing date of the merger is a forward-looking statement made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  This forward-looking statement is subject to a number of business, economic, legal and other risks that are inherently uncertain and difficult to predict, including, but not limited to: the actual timing of the closing of the acquisition, the satisfaction of the conditions to closing in the acquisition agreement, any termination of the acquisition agreement, the costs and outcome of any current or future litigation involving Microchip, Microsemi or the acquisition transaction; and general economic, industry or political conditions in the United States or internationally.  For a detailed discussion of these and other risk factors, please refer to the SEC filings of Microchip and Microsemi including those on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K.

You can obtain copies of such filings and other relevant documents for free at Microchip's website (, at Microsemi’s website ( or the SEC's website ( (as applicable) or from commercial document retrieval services.

Stockholders are cautioned not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this press release, which speak only as of the date such statements are made.  Neither Microchip nor Microsemi undertakes any obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements to reflect events, circumstances or new information after this May 23, 2018 press release, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

About Microchip Technology

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller, mixed-signal, analog and Flash-IP solutions, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide.  Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.  For more information, visit the Microchip website at

About Microsemi

Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq:MSCC) offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for aerospace & defense, communications, data center 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, California, and has approximately 4,800 employees globally.  Learn more at

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