GigOptix and D-Lightsys Optical Interconnects to be Used on Airbus Military A400M

Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:00am EDT

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PALO ALTO, Calif.--(Business Wire)--
GigOptix Inc. (OTCBB:GGOX), a provider of electronic engines for the optically
connected digital world and D-Lightsys a provider of high performance optical
interconnect solutionsfor severe environment applications, announced today their
combined product certification for the A-400M military transport aircraft from
Airbus Military. 

The D-Lightsys` parallel optical transceivers which are designed for use in
harsh conditions were selected by Airbus Equipment manufacturer`s for the A-400M
fuel control systems due to its small footprint and low power capability. Fiber
optic communications links are insensitive to Electro Magnetic Interferences
(EMI), and do not generate EMI, they enable weight saving and guaranty huge
available bandwidth. Hence they are being adopted in avionics systems to ensure
the integrity and allow extendibility of the aircraft communication systems. In
additions replacing copper with fiber optics significantly reduces weight and
thus improves contributes to improved fuel economy. 

The compact design of the GigOptix HXR3401 Transimpedance Amplifier (TIA) and
HXT3101 VCSEL driver devices enables D-Lightsys to deliver highly integrated
mechanically robust optical transceivers with the best power consumption in the
market. The devices are built to withstand the severe environmental requirements
of military and avionic applications and comply with AEEC / ARINC 804
transceiver specifications. Being protocol independent, they can be applied to
Gigabit Ethernet, Fibre Channel, Infiniband or any specific communication
application. 

According to Airbus Military, "The A400M is the first truly new military
transport aircraft of its category designed in over 30 years, with twice the
capacity and twice the payload of the current aircraft types that it will
replace. It is all set to become the new standard in military airlift." 

"D-Lightsys has been working closely with GigOptix to produce a superior system
that will be resistant to the stresses of avionics," states Mathias Pez, Chief
Executive Officer of D-Lightsys S.A.S. "We are delighted to announce this
success and look forward to profitable relationship for all parties." 

"Being certified for this advanced avionic application is another step forward
for GigOptix which would not have been possible without our close partnership
with D-Lightsys, who are clear leaders in their field," stated Jörg Wieland,
Vice President and General Manager of GigOptix-Helix. 

About D-Lightsys 

D-Lightsys, a Radiall Company, designs and manufactures high performance optical
interconnect solutions for severe environment applications. It was founded in
2002 by former Thales Research and Technology scientists, all having a strong
expertise in the fields of electronics, optoelectronics and severe environments
requirements. D-Lightsys designs and manufactures high performance optical
interconnect solutions for severe environment applications. In particular,
D-Lightsys offers products and know-how fitting the requirements of avionics,
space, transport and defense industries. 

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 120G. For more information, please visit www.GigOptix.com. 

Forward-Looking Statements

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, customer demand for products, forecasted trends
related to the markets in which it operates, and similar matters are
forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
discussed in each such forward-looking statement, including (without limitation)
those discussed under "Risk Factors" in GigOptix's most recently filed Form 10-K
and Form 10-Q, as well as in other current and periodic reports filed with or
furnished to the SEC. Forward-looking statements are made only as of the date
hereof, and GigOptix undertakes no obligation to update or revise any of them. 



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