This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

GigOptix Licenses Silicon Germanium Millimeterwave Technology From IBM To Enable High Speed E-band Wireless Solutions

GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GIG), a leading fabless supplier of semiconductor and optical components that enable high speed information streaming, today announced it has signed a license agreement with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to leverage IBM’s silicon germanium (SiGe) millimeterwave transceiver technology with GigOptix’s growing E-band wireless solutions portfolio including its newly released advanced E-band power amplifier.

Internet traffic from mobile devices is forecasted to exceed traffic from wired devices by 2016. The ubiquitous use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, coupled with the increased use of cloud enabled services, is forcing network operators to upgrade not only their optical networks to 40Gbps and 100Gbps links but also their wireless networks to higher capacity gigabit and multi-gigabit links to satisfy mobile users’ growing demands for data.

“We are very excited about the opportunities that IBM’s SiGe millimeterwave technology enables,” commented Andrea Betti-Berutto, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of GigOptix. “SiGe enables much lower power, smaller size and much higher levels of integration to the current gallium arsenide (GaAs) solutions in the market.”

IBM's SiGe technology, which was developed and enabled by contributions from researchers at IBM's Haifa Research Lab in Israel, provides GigOptix with a proven, scalable and highly integrated silicon germanium RF platform which the company intends to leverage in a number of innovative directions. Levering IBM's expertise and many years of development experience provides GigOptix with the opportunity to bring to the market a unique innovative, full suite of technology to enable transforming cost efficient and revolutionary integrated E-band transceiver products.

“Coupling IBM's SiGe with GigOptix’s millimeterwave packaging and high power GaAs amplifiers will enable the high spectral efficiencies and data rates being demanded by network operators on their wireless mobile backhaul networks,” Betti-Berutto added. “We feel that GigOptix is uniquely positioned in the data communication market offering a complete bundled solution for both high speed optical networks and now high speed wireless E-band links.”

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 17,712.66 +34.43 0.19%
S&P 500 2,061.02 +4.87 0.24%
NASDAQ 4,891.2190 +27.8570 0.57%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs