GigOptix Samples Modulators

GigOptix announced that it has made the first sales of its ground-breaking Electro-Optic polymer-based Mach-Zehnder Modulators

July 2, 2009

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- GigOptix Inc. (OTCBB:GGOX - News) announced today that it has made the first sales of its ground-breaking Electro-Optic (EO) polymer based Mach-Zehnder Modulators (MZM). The company has delivered the world’s first engineering prototypes of 20G, 40G and 100G polymer MZMs to customers working in the fields of communications, defense and high speed RF.

"We are delighted to see our fundamental materials research turning into real products with this release of our electro-optic polymer modulators to customers," said Dr. Raluca Dinu, Vice President and General Manager of GigOptix-Bothell business unit. “Since merging with GigOptix, the team is more market focused and we have been able to accelerate our LX EO polymer MZM product development by tapping in to the extensive commercial experience of the of GigOptix team. Our technology is no longer in the experimental phase; now we are focusing on optimizing the manufacturing process for volume production and working with customers to generate differentiated new products for a broad range of market applications.”

Prof. Alan Willner, Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Southern California is among the first customers to receive the 100Gb/s MZM, LX8900. "GigOptix appears to have made significant advances in the field of ultrahigh bandwidth optical devices which are not possible with other current technologies. My team and I are very excited to receive one of the first 100Gb/s EO polymer modulators from GigOptix,” said Prof. Willner. “The huge bandwidth of these devices has the potential to enable next generation terabit communication systems and ultrahigh frequency RF communication systems. We are looking forward to investigating the operation of this technology and cooperating with GigOptix to map out its performance over the coming months.”

GigOptix Inc. (OTC: GGOX)

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