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GigOptix Announces Successful Integration of DFB Laser with Silicon Based 100Gbps Mach-Zehnder Modulator in Small Form Integrated Factor.

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- GigOptix, Inc. (OTCQX: GGOX), a leading fabless supplier of semiconductor and optical components that enable high speed information streaming, today announced that its 100Gbps Mach-Zehnder Modulator (MZM) based on Thin Film Polymer on Silicon (TFPS[TM]) has been successfully integrated with a 1550nm Distributed Feed Back (DFB) laser in a small form factor Transmit Optical Sub-Assembly (TOSA). The device was implemented as part of POLYSYS, a European Union (EU) funded research and development program that includes the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), a leading research center for communication systems, digital media and services. GigOptix is currently showing its 100Gbps products with a life demonstration of its 40Gbps DQPSK MZM based upon TFPS technology at Booth #1233 at the OFC/NFOEC Conference in Los Angeles, CA.

POLYSYS ( is an EU funded consortium of leading optical component suppliers and European research institutions developing photonic and electrical components to enable 400Gbps chip-to-chip and rack-to-rack datacenter solutions. The goal of the program is to realize a monolithically integrated laser and modulator TOSA solution that will utilize GigOptix's TFPS electro-optical polymer technology to integrate four lanes of 100Gbps On-Off-Keying (OOK) lanes to implement the 400Gbps link. The 100G TOSA is a first stage of this project.

GigOptix's TFPS is a high performance optical technology that can be monolithically integrated with silicon CMOS devices to enable high speed optical communication devices. TFPS technology is fully compatible with CMOS backend processes and it is used to realize modulator structures and optical waveguides for optical signal routing. It enables ultralow power consumption and easiness of being integrated in small form factor modules.

Eric Miller, General Manager of GigOptix Bothell, stated, "GigOptix's TFPS is a highly flexible and scalable optical technology. It is capable not only of realizing high performance 40Gbps DPSK MZMs for long haul optical links, such as our LX8401 solution, but also 100G and 400G datacenter devices as has been demonstrated by the POLYSYS consortium. We are very excited about this latest development and look forward to bringing integrated CMOS/TFPS optical devices to market in the near future."

For more information, please visit GigOptix at Booth 1233 at OFC/NFOEC 2012 or contact your local sales manager via

About GigOptix, Inc.

GigOptix is a leading supplier of semiconductor and optical components that enable high speed information streaming and address emerging high growth opportunities in the communications, industrial, defense and avionics industries. The Company offers a broad portfolio of high performance MMIC solutions that enable next generation wireless microwave systems up to 90GHz and drivers, TIAs and TFPS(TM) optical modulators for 40G and 100G fiber-optic telecommunications and data-communications networks. GigOptix also offers a wide range of digital and mixed-signal ASIC solutions and enables product lifetime extension through its GigOptix Sunset Rescue Program .
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