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Avago Technologies To Acquire CyOptics, A Leading Optical Chip And Component Supplier To The Datacom And Telecom Markets

"We are delighted to join Avago Technologies, a company with a long history of innovation and a strong position in the wired infrastructure market. We believe this transaction presents tremendous opportunities for our customers and our employees," said Ed Coringrato, President and CEO of CyOptics. "I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our long standing investors, JVP and especially their founder, Dr. Erel Margalit, for their support and guidance over the past decade in building CyOptics into the significant industry participant it is today. My gratitude as well to our recent partners, TA Associates, for their vote of confidence and support."

Avago intends to fund the transaction with cash on-hand. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the receipt of regulatory approvals in the United States, and is expected to close during Avago's third fiscal quarter of 2013.

Cowen and Company LLC provided a fairness opinion to Avago Technologies and Latham & Watkins LLP is serving as the company's legal counsel. Raymond James & Associates, Inc. is serving as CyOptics' financial advisor and Goodwin Procter LLP is serving as the company's legal counsel.

Conference Call

Avago Technologies Limited will host a conference call, solely to discuss details of the transaction. A live webcast and the accompanying presentation relating to the transaction will be available in the "Investors" section of Avago's website at www.avagotech.com in advance of the conference call.

Conference call date: April 11, 2013

Time: 2:00pm Pacific (5:00pm Eastern)

Dial in #:  US ( 866) 515-2907, International +1 ( 617) 399-5121.

Passcode is 10968094

A replay of the call will be available for one week by dialing 888-286-8010 (US) or 617-801-6888 (International) and the passcode is 87133275. A webcast of the conference call will also be available in the "Investors" section of Avago's website at www.avagotech.com .  

About Avago Technologies Limited

Avago Technologies Limited is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog semiconductor devices with a focus on III-V based products. Avago's product portfolio is extensive and includes thousands of products in three primary target markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure and industrial & other.

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