GigOptix Rescues Old ASICs

Communications Test Design will leverage GigOptix's Sunset Rescue Program to port its legacy ASIC to more cost-effective ASIC technology

April 15, 2011

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PALO ALTO, Calif., and WEST CHESTER, Pa. -- GigOptix, Inc. (OTCBB:GGOX), a leading provider of ASIC technology and high performance electronic and electro-optic components, today announced that Communications Test Design Inc. (CTDI) will leverage GigOptix’s Sunset Rescue Program to port its legacy ASIC to a current, more cost effective ASIC technology. The Sunset Rescue Program addresses the needs of customers faced with ASIC or FPGA component obsolescence from their suppliers, and GigOptix has successfully implemented this program on many obsolete components in mission-critical applications.

CTDI partnered with GigOptix given its industry proven record of successfully porting legacy designs from older to current ASIC technologies using GigOptix’s Sunset Rescue Program in order to support the demands of CTDI’s customers in the communications industry. Whether the original component's design libraries are available or simply a library data book, GigOptix can convert the design to GigOptix’s Structured ASIC or Standard Cell, and port the original test vectors to work on a GigOptix tester. The customer’s ASIC timings are accurately mimicked on the new ASIC.

“Component obsolescence costs the industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually, particularly in markets with long product lifecycles such as communications, military, avionics and industrial equipment. The experienced ASIC team at GigOptix has a rigorous methodology within the Sunset Rescue Program to ensure that functional equivalency, footprint compatibility and the timing adherence required by the ASIC are seamlessly met within the customer’s system. I am delighted with the strategic partnership with CTDI,” said Anil Chaudhry, Director of Marketing of GigOptix.

GigOptix Inc. (OTC: GGOX)

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