GigOptix Appoints Lake Qin as Director of Sales, China to Expand Sales Reach Further in China

  GigOptix Appoints Lake Qin as Director of Sales, China to Expand Sales Reach
  Further in China

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- April 08, 2013

GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GIG), a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor
and optical communications components, today announced the appointment of Lake
Qin to the role of Director of Sales, China. Mr. Qin, who will be based in
Shenzhen, will be responsible for increasing sales revenue in China for all
GigOptix product lines.

“I am pleased to welcome Lake to the GigOptix team,” said Dr. Raluca Dinu,
General Manager and Vice President of the Optics and RF Product Line at
GigOptix. “Lake brings nearly 15 years of communications experience to
GigOptix. Lake is responsible for driving revenue growth in China and will
strengthen customer relationships in the region. Lake is supported by our
regional applications team and distributors.”

Prior to joining GigOptix, Mr. Qin held a sales account manager role at
Semtech Corporation in Shenzhen. Mr. Qin joined Semtech Corporation through
the Gennum Corporation acquisition where he addressed sales in China. In
addition, Mr. Qin previously held a sales manager role at Lestina
International. Mr. Qin begins his role at GigOptix immediately.

About GigOptix, Inc.

GigOptix is a leading fabless supplier of semiconductor and optical components
that enable high speed information streaming that 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 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps
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.


GigOptix, Inc.
Josh Nakaska, 408-522-3172
Marketing Director
Investor Relations:
Summit IR Group
Jim Fanucchi, 408-404-5400
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