TUCSON, Arizona, September 8 /PRNewswire/ --

- PicoGuard XP(TM) and PicoGuard XS(TM) Products for High Speed Serial Interfaces to be Highlighted

California Micro Devices (Nasdaq: CAMD) will be showcasing its XtremeESD low capacitance electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection solutions at the 30th Annual EOS/ESD Symposium organized by the ESD Association (ESDA) in Tucson, Arizona, from September 7 through 10, 2008. Founded in 1982, the ESD Association is a professional voluntary association dedicated to advancing the theory and practice of electrostatic discharge avoidance. California Micro Devices will present its ESD protection solutions, and plans to participate in the Association's numerous activities and committees to further the development of worldwide ESD standards.

The XtremeESD Protection Family: Superior Protection and Outstanding Signal Integrity

CMD's PicoGuard XP and PicoGuard XS new ESD protection architectures are a game-changing solution for designers seeking to solve critical ESD protection and signal integrity concerns for advanced high speed data interfaces. PicoGuard XP provides extreme protection for sensitive high speed ICs, such as USB, where traditional single clamp architectures are not effective. The new PicoGuard XP architecture significantly reduces the clamping voltage and the amount of residual current that passes through to the protected system ICs, and as result, performs significantly better than the best ESD diode arrays on the market when protecting today's most sensitive system ICs. PicoGuard XP devices are ideal for protecting ESD sensitive high speed data ports.

PicoGuard XS provides ESD protection for extreme high speed data interfaces where designers require robust ESD protection and no-compromise signal integrity performance. By integrating diodes with inductors to enable high frequency ESD protection and providing matching impedance without requiring external compensation, PicoGuard XS eliminates design and layout concerns, enables optimal signal integrity, improves ESD performance, and is an ideal solution for ports such as HDMI(TM) 1.3 and DisplayPort(TM).

http://www.XtremeESD.com Website

CMD's ESD Resource Center provides relevant information about ESD protection to designers of personal computer and digital consumer electronics applications. The site contains technical white papers, product specifications, articles, presentations and an open forum on various ESD protection topics. Go to: http://www.XtremeESD.com.

About California Micro Devices Corporation

California Micro Devices Corporation is a leading supplier of application specific analog and mixed signal semiconductor products for the mobile handset, digital consumer electronics and personal computer markets. Key products include protection devices for mobile handsets, digital consumer electronics products such as digital TVs, and personal computers as well as analog and mixed signal ICs for mobile handset displays. Detailed corporate and product information may be accessed at http://www.cmd.com.

XtremeESD, PicoGuard XP and PicoGuard XS are trademarks of California Micro Devices Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

30th Annual EOS/ESD Symposium Westin La Paloma Tucson, AZ CMD Booth # 801 Web site: http://www.cmd.com http://www.XtremeESD.com

Richard Haas of California Micro Devices, +1-408-934-3108, richardh@cmd.com