GigOptix Selected to Develop 45G Differential Limiting Amplifier
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GigOptix Selected to Develop 45G Differential Limiting Amplifier

PALO ALTO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—April 7, 2009— GigOptix Inc. (OTCBB:GGOX) a leading provider of electronic engines for the optically connected digital world announces the availability of the GX3440, a 45Gb/s differential limiting amplifier developed in partnership with a leading Japanese ROSA manufacturer.

GigOptix was chosen to design the 45G/s amplifier because of its proven capability of providing high speed Rx amplifier designs that optimize high sensitivity, low power consumption, wide bandwidth, and output voltage. The GX3440 operates with DC coupled differential input and 700mVpp differential output.

Applications of the GX3440 include:

“There is nothing quite like the GX3440 available in today’s market and that makes this development partnership a big win for GigOptix,” commented Andrea Betti-Berutto, chief technology officer of GigOptix. “We met our commitment to turn this design around in record time and delivered new devices to meet a very tight market schedule. By working with a leader in this segment, we are optimistic about the potential of this product as the GX3440 is targeted for applications which are gaining a lot of traction in the market.”

Ovum’s most recent market forecast (Inniss and Redpath. “WAN optical components unit volume, revenue, and ASP history and forecast, 1998-2013.” Aug. 2008) projects that the volume of 40G receivers will grow from 20K units in 2009 to 183K in 2013 (CAGR 74%)

The GX3440 is currently being sampled by the development partner and will be available to open sampling later in Q2 of 2009.

About GigOptix Inc.

GigOptix is a leading fabless manufacturer of electronic engines for the optically connected digital world. The Company offers a broad portfolio of high speed electronic devices including polymer electro-optic modulators, modulator drivers, laser drivers and TIAs for telecom, datacom, Infiniband and consumer optical systems, covering serial and parallel communication technologies from 1G to 100G.For more information, please visit

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This release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements by GigOptix regarding its expected financial position, revenues, cash flow and other operating results, business strategy, financing plans, forecasted trends related to the markets in which it operates, and similar matters are forward-looking statements. GigOptix's actual results could be materially different from its expectations because of various risks to its business. Many of these risks are discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in GigOptix' registration statement on Form S-4 on file with the SEC. Except for any obligation to disclose material information under the Federal securities laws, GigOptix undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this document.


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