Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier, Enterprise and Internet of Things ( IoT) networks, announced that Phoenics Electronics, a leading distributor of semiconductor and board-level solutions, will handle demand creation and fulfillment of Vitesse’s full product portfolio in North America effective immediately.

“Growth is accelerating in Vitesse’s North American customer base,” said Phil Richards, vice president of sales at Vitesse. “Our design win momentum continues at a record pace, up over 45% so far in 2014, with many of those wins coming from new customers. This channel expansion boosts Vitesse’s ability to serve an increasingly diversified customer set in this region and leverage our technology innovations into adjacent markets.”

“We welcome the addition of Vitesse’s market-leading Ethernet technologies and IC portfolio to our line card,” added Peter Rooks, president of Phoenics Electronics. “Vitesse’s products are highly complementary to Phoenics’ existing line card, which opens further opportunities even within our existing customer base. We look forward to leveraging our mutual synergies and strength to grow business across Vitesse’s targeted market segments.”

About Phoenics Electronics

Phoenics Electronics is a fully franchised demand fulfillment, technically supportive, stocking distributor of semiconductor and board level solutions. Their supplier ecosystem approach includes select synergistic, complementary solutions, along with technical expertise and support engineering to enhance the customer experience. Visit www.phoenicselectronics.com.

About Vitesse

Vitesse (Nasdaq: VTSS) designs a diverse portfolio of high-performance semiconductor solutions for Carrier, Enterprise and IoT networks worldwide. Vitesse products enable the fastest-growing network infrastructure markets including Mobile Access/IP Edge, Cloud Computing, SMB/SME Enterprise and IoT Networking. Visit www.vitesse.com or follow us on Twitter @VitesseSemi.

Vitesse is a registered trademark 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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