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GigOptix, Inc. (GGOX.OB) Begins High-Volume Production of 10G, 40G and 100G Transimpedance Amplifiers

|Includes: GigCapital, Inc. (GIG)

GigOptix, Inc., – the fabless, high-performance electronic and electro-optic semiconductor producer for the high-speed telecom and datacom (fiber optic) networks market, announced today the initiation of high-volume production runs of the Company’s transimpendance amplifier (TIA) offerings for 10G, 40G and 100G.

The TIA series developed by GGOX are specially designed to offer significant benefits over existing systems:

• GX3101B universal limiting TIA with a 20k Ohm gain that enables a wide range of reaches without the need for a post amplifier and bandwidth selection capability from 1-12.5 Gb/s, offering users a robust, single-part solution to the overwhelming majority of limiting TIA needs
• GX3220 (single channel) and GX3222 (dual channel) balanced linear TIA’s feature automatic gain control (AGC), 32 Gb/s speed and bandwidth control that makes it suitable for 40G differential quadrature phase shift keying (DQPSK) and 100G coherent dual polarization quadrature phase shift keying (DP-QPSK) applications
• GX3122 dual channel balanced linear TIA with AGC for 40G DP-QPSK coherent uses
• GX3110 linear TIA with AGC for 11.3 Gb/s SONET which offers improved performance thanks to its exceptionally low harmonic distortion figure

VP of Marketing for GGOX, Padraig O’Mathuna, stated the pride of the Company at being able to offer such a comprehensive range of solutions to the market, noting that this is one of the broadest ranges of high-performance TIA solutions available, and encompasses everything from “single channel TIAs for Fiberchannel and Ethernet to multichannel TIAs compliant with the emerging 40G and 100G Ethernet and OIF standards.”

O’Mathuna cited the proven design know-how, driver solutions and skillful leveraging of supplier relationships with transceiver/transponder clients as constituting the framework for developing this massive TIA portfolio – suggesting that the new portfolio would be a huge engine driving shareholder profitability moving forward.

With a projected annual market of 13.7M units in 2010, and 38M by 2015 (23% compound annual growth rate), according to Ovum’s Q110 Telecom and Datacom forecast, there is clearly plenty of business for GGOX to tackle with its broad array of high-speed electronics.

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