M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) (“MACOM”), a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, and GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GIG) (“GigOptix”), a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor and optical communications components, today announced that they have agreed to a global settlement of all pending lawsuits between them.
These include: (1) the state court case filed by GigOptix against MACOM subsidiary Optomai, Inc., three former employees of GigOptix who founded Optomai, Vivek Rajgarhia, Vikas Manan and Stefano D’Agostino, and MACOM, in Santa Clara County, for alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and breach of contract, and (2) the federal court case filed by MACOM against GigOptix in the Northern District of California, for alleged patent infringement. The parties have agreed to file joint requests with the relevant courts to fully and finally dismiss both cases, with prejudice. MACOM has agreed to make a one-time settlement payment of $7.25 million to GigOptix concurrently with the filing of the dismissals, which are expected to take place next week. Neither party admits liability to the other, and each side is satisfied with the confidential settlement reached between the parties.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings ( www.macomtech.com) is a leading supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products that enable next-generation Internet and modern battlefield applications. Recognized for its broad catalog portfolio of technologies and products, MACOM serves diverse markets, including CATV, wireless and optical communications infrastructure, satellite, radar, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. A pillar of the RF and microwave industry, we thrive on more than 60 years of solving our customers’ most complex problems.Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, MACOM is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. MACOM has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.