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Microsemi Case Study

Microsemi executives were able to hold 4 calls a year with more than 75 participants, without worrying about call quality issues or disruptions


Microsemi Corporation is an Irvine, Calif.-based designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits and high-reliability semiconductors. The Company's semiconductors manage and control or regulate power, protect against transient voltage spikes and transmit, receive and amplify signals. Its products include individual components, as well as integrated circuit solutions. Microsemi primarily serves the markets of defense, commercial air/space, industrial/semicap, medical, mobile connectivity, and notebook/liquid crystal display televisions (LCD TVs).

Like all public companies, Microsemi is required to report their quarterly earnings. Each quarter Microsemi reports their earnings through a quarterly conference call. As one of the most important calls for the company, Microsemi executives share earnings information with more than 75 board members, analysts, journalists and employees. With such an important and large audience on the phone, the executives needed a reliable conferencing service provider to regulate the technology of the call. Executives didn’t want to waste time worrying about sound quality, dial-in numbers, or having an uncontrolled question and answer session.


When Microsemi came to West Unified Communications Services to enhance their quarterly earnings calls, meeting consultants set them up with Operator Assisted Conferencing. Now, setting up the call takes minutes, and the same number is used each time, providing consistency for the participants. The West operators also record the call, so participants who missed the event can easily listen to it at a time that’s convenient for them. With West’s LeaderView function, Microsemi executives can see who’s on the call and choose the order of questions, giving them control of the call. Most importantly, participants have a high quality experience and can easily be assisted by an operator, should they have problems. Operator Assisted Conferencing makes earnings calls easy and reliable for all parties involved.


Microsemi saw immediate results from using West’s Operated Assisted Conferencing: Analysts, investors, media and employees were able to join calls using the same dial-in number each time; Microsemi executives were able to hold 4 calls a year with more than 75 participants, without worrying about call quality issues or disruptions; The Q&A session was orderly and controlled by Microsemi executives used the LeaderView function to view participants and choose the order of questions.