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GigOptix Appoints Mr. Tom Mitchell, Chairman And CEO Of Fabrinet, To Its Board Of Directors

“This is the first time I have accepted such an offer to join a board of directors of a public company and I am looking forward to this new role as a Director on the GigOptix Board. The future looks very promising for GigOptix based on their innovative products, aggressive execution and approach to business, primarily through partnering,” stated Mr. Mitchell. “I look forward to offering my experiences and collaborating with my fellow directors and the leadership team to support the ambitious goals of the company.”

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 unique broad portfolio of Drivers, TIAs and TFPSTM optical modulators for 40G, 100G and 400G fiber-optic telecommunications and data-communications networks, and high performance MMIC solutions that enable next generation wireless microwave systems up to 90GHz. GigOptix also offers a wide range of digital and mixed-signal ASIC solutions and enables product lifetime extension through its GigOptix Sunset Rescue Program.

About Fabrinet

Fabrinet provides precision optical, electro-mechanical and electronic manufacturing services to original equipment manufacturers of complex products, such as optical communication components, modules and sub-systems, industrial lasers and sensors. Fabrinet offers a broad range of advanced optical and electro-mechanical capabilities across the entire manufacturing process, including process design and engineering, supply chain management, manufacturing, final assembly and test. Fabrinet focuses on production of high complexity products in any mix and any volume. Fabrinet maintains engineering and manufacturing resources and facilities in Thailand, the People's Republic of China and the United States. For more information visit:

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements of the plans and objectives of management of future operations. Such statements contain words such as "will," and "expect," or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, and include (without limitation) statements regarding growth, opportunities, continued traction, contracts, and improvement. Forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties, and actual results may differ materially from those discussed in any such statement. These risks include, but are not limited to: the ability to extend product offerings into new areas or products, unexpected occurrences that deter the full documentation and "bring to market" plan for products that were developed this year and last year, trends and fluctuations in the industry, changes in demand and purchasing volume of customers, unpredictability of suppliers, our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel, the ability to move product sales to production levels, the ability to develop manufacturing capabilities and expertise, the ability to compete for client design-in opportunities, the ability to cross-sell to new clients and to diversify, the success of product sales in new markets or of recently produced product offerings, including bundled product solutions, the amount of cost savings, the ability to improve productivity, the ability to pursue and attract other M&A opportunities, the ability to enforce intellectual property rights, and the ability to maintain and continue relationships with government agencies. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ are discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" and in other sections of the company's filings with the SEC, and in the company's other current and periodic reports filed or furnished from time to time with the SEC. All forward-looking statements in this press release are made as of the date hereof, based on information available to the company as of the date hereof, and the company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

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