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Vitesse Brings Carrier-Class Networking to Cloud Business Services

CARRIER ETHERNET APAC 2012 – Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier and Enterprise networks, announced availability of a new Network Interface Device/Ethernet Access Device (NID/EAD) reference design delivering carrier-class networking for delivery of cloud-based business services.

Based on Vitesse’s CEServices software and Serval™(VSC7418) Carrier Ethernet switch engine, the NID/EAD platform is designed to significantly reduce time-to-market and development cost for Vitesse customers. It exceeds MEF CE 2.0 requirements today, including line rate support for essential service creation and assurance features such as RFC2544, Y.1564, multi-operator OAM and Hierarchical Quality of Service (HQoS). The reference design also integrates Vitesse’s VeriTimetiming synchronization for mobile access deployments.

“This reference design delivers a proven path to future-proof IP Edge and cloud networks for real-time service delivery,” said Uday Mudoi, product marketing director at Vitesse. “Service-awareness and manageability are key to guarantee the security, performance and access required for business cloud services. Vitesse remains committed to advancing carrier-class networking for IP Edge and cloud computing.”

Vitesse at Carrier Ethernet APAC 2012

Vitesse CTO, Martin Nuss, will participate alongside industry experts from Telkom Indonesia, Vertel Australia, Adva Optical Networks and Accedian Networks in the "What is the business impact of CE 2.0 for mobile backhaul" panel. The panel is scheduled during the "Mobile Backhaul" stream on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, starting at 3:00 p.m. local time.

Vitesse will showcase this new reference design, as well as its VeriTime portfolio, at Carrier Ethernet APAC 2012, Stand #9. Vitesse customer Pulsecom’s new SuperG Ethernet NID platform will also be available for viewing at Vitesse’s stand.

Carrier Ethernet APAC 2012 will take place December 3-5, 2012 at The Mira, Hong Kong. Learn more about the show at carrierethernetapac.com.

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.

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All statements included or incorporated by reference in this release, other than statements or characterizations of historical fact, are forward-looking statements that are based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our business and industry, management’s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us, all of which are subject to change. Forward-looking statements can often be identified by words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “predicts,” and similar terms, and variations or negatives of these words. Examples of forward-looking statements in this release include statements about the Company’s NID/EAD platform product attributes. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and the Company’s actual results may differ significantly from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors and uncertainties that could affect the Company’s forward-looking statements include, among other things, the Company’s products not performing in accordance with management’s expectations. These and other risks are more fully described in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which should be read in conjunction herewith for a further discussion of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Vitesse is a registered trademark and VeriTime 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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