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Court Sets Trial Date: Gigoptix Lawsuit Against M/A-COM Scheduled For Trial In August 2013

GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GIG), a leading fabless supplier of semiconductor and optical components that enable high speed information streaming, today announced that in its lawsuit against defendants M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Inc. (MACOM), MACOM’s subsidiary Optomai, Inc., and three former GigOptix employees, Vikas Manan, Vivek Rajgarhia and Stefano D’Agostino, the Superior Court of Santa Clara County, California held a trial setting conference on January 29, 2013. At the trial setting conference, the Superior Court scheduled the lawsuit for a two-week jury trial starting Monday, August 26, 2013.

About GigOptix, Inc.

GigOptix is a leading fabless supplier of semiconductor and optical components that enable high-speed end-to-end information streaming over the network and address emerging high-growth opportunities in the communications, industrial, defense and avionics industries. GigOptix offers a unique broad portfolio of Drivers, TIAs and TFPS TM 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 and drivers. GigOptix also offers a wide range of digital and mixed-signal ASIC solutions and enables product lifetime extension through its GigOptix Sunset Rescue Program.

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 the bringing of products to market with full documentation. Such statements contain words such as “will,” and “expect,” or the negative thereof or comparable terminology, and include (without limitation) statements regarding trial and other events in the litigation. 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: our ability to enforce intellectual property rights and the likelihood of success in doing so. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ are discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” and in other sections of GigOptix’ filings with the SEC, and in GigOptix’ 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 GigOptix as of the date hereof, and GigOptix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.

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