Mindspeed Appoints SVP

Mindspeed appointed Ron Cates as senior vice president and general manager of the company's WAN Communications business unit

May 21, 2007

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, today announced the appointment of Ron Cates as senior vice president and general manager of the company's WAN Communications business unit. Cates brings twenty-eight years of executive sales and marketing management experience within the communications semiconductor industry, including eight years previously with Conexant and Mindspeed. He will report directly to Raouf Halim, Mindspeed's chief executive officer, and will lead product strategy, engineering, marketing, applications and customer support for Mindspeed's physical layer and Layer 2 traffic management products.

"We are delighted to have Ron rejoin Mindspeed, with his extensive experience and industry expertise he is highly qualified to lead this strategic business unit," said Raouf Halim, chief executive officer of Mindspeed.

Mindspeed's WAN Communications business unit contributed forty-three percent of the company's revenues in its most recent fiscal quarter.

Cates has held a number of executive level positions, most recently as vice president of North American marketing and sales for Metalink Broadband Inc., vice president of worldwide sales at Peregrine Semiconductor, and vice president and general manger of the Broadband Access business unit at Conexant Systems. He holds a B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and an MBA from San Diego State University.

Mindspeed Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MSPD)

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