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Zarlink Semiconductor Inc.

August 22, 2011 09:30 ET

Zarlink to Discuss Latest Timing Solutions for Wireless Backhaul at Freescale Technology Forum-India

OTTAWA, CANADA--(Marketwire - Aug. 22, 2011) - Zarlink Semiconductor (TSX:ZL) today announced that system architect director Maamoun Seido will be presenting a technical paper on the benefits of Zarlink and Freescale's IEEE 1588 solutions for wireless backhaul applications at the Freescale Technology Forum – India (August 24-25, Bengaluru, India).

"The Freescale Technology Forum is a premiere technical event that provides Zarlink with a unique opportunity to interact with partners and customers targeting growth opportunities in India," said Louise Gaulin, Vice President of Zarlink's Timing and Synchronization product group. "Zarlink's IEEE 1588 enabled Synchronous Ethernet devices, with Freescale's embedded time stamp capabilities, deliver complete synchronization performance. This level of performance is very important as carriers plan a cost-effective migration to packet-based backhaul to handle increasing data traffic created by mobile services."

The session, titled "IEEE 1588 for Telecom and Networking Applications", is scheduled for Thursday, August 25 at 4 p.m., in the Yatra room. In addition, Zarlink will be showcasing its comprehensive portfolio of timing and voice solutions at the Freescale Technology Forum – India Technology Lab.

IEEE 1588 enabled SyncE devices

Zarlink recently introduced its platform of single-chip IEEE 1588 enabled Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) phase locked loop (PLL) devices. The scalable, single-chip solution integrates low bandwidth PLLs with very low jitter synthesizers, enabling a seamless migration path from SyncE to IEEE 1588 while supporting external time stamping functionality. For production information visit:

- http://www.zarlink.com/zarlink/hs/82_ZL30342.htm

- http://www.zarlink.com/zarlink/hs/82_ZL30343.htm

- http://www.zarlink.com/zarlink/hs/82_ZL30347.htm

About Zarlink Semiconductor

Zarlink Semiconductor delivers world-leading, mixed-signal chip technologies for a broad range of communication and medical applications. The Company's core capabilities include timing solutions that manage time-sensitive communication applications over wireless and wired networks, line circuits supporting high-quality voice services over cable and broadband connections, and ultra low-power radios enabling new wireless medical devices and therapies. Serving the world's largest original equipment manufacturers, Zarlink's highly integrated chip solutions help customers simplify design, lower costs and reach market quickly. For more information, visit www.zarlink.com.

Shareholders and other individuals wishing to receive, free of charge, copies of the reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian Securities Regulatory Authorities, should visit the Company's web site at www.zarlink.com 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 and the applicable regulations of the Canadian Securities Administrators. 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 integrate any business, technologies, product lines or services that we have or will acquire; our dependence on revenue generation from our legacy products in order to fund development of our new products; current market conditions, including the lack of liquidity in the markets and economic slowdown, may increase our operating costs or reduce our revenue, thereby negatively impacting our operating results; our ability to operate profitably and generate positive cash flows in the future; significant fluctuations in foreign exchange rates may adversely impact our results of operations; our dependence on our foundry suppliers and third-party subcontractors; order cancellations and deferrals by our customers; our substantial indebtedness could adversely affect our financial position; the cost and accounting implications of compliance with new accounting standards; and other factors referenced in our Annual Report on Form 20-F. Investors are encouraged to consider the risks detailed in this filing.

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