GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE MKT: GIG), a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor and optical communications components, today announced the appointment of photonics integration veteran Giovanni Delrosso to the newly created role of Senior Photonic Packaging and Integration Architect. Mr. Delrosso, who will be based at GigOptix’s subsidiary GigOptix GmbH in Berlin, will be responsible for leadership of Optical and RF advanced packaging and integration initiatives across the organization. “We are delighted to welcome Giovanni to the GigOptix team,” said Dr. Raluca Dinu, General Manager and Vice President of the Optics and RF Product Line at GigOptix. “Giovanni brings nearly 30 years of photonics packaging and integration experience to GigOptix. Giovanni will lead the advanced optical integration initiatives we have in place and will help us accelerate our integration of next generation optical transceivers.” Prior to joining GigOptix, Mr. Delrosso held senior packaging technology adviser and product development positions at COGO Optronics in Berlin. At COGO Optronics, Mr. Delrosso led packaging design efforts for miniaturized 100 Gbps Transmit Optical Sub-Assembly (TOSA) modules. In addition, Mr. Delrosso worked in R&D project management roles at Pirelli Labs and Cisco Systems with a focus on optoelectronic packaging technologies. Giovanni is also a Visiting Researcher at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin for GigOptix’ novel terabyte photonic module developments. Since 1989, Mr. Delrosso has volunteered for IMAPS and IEEE-CPMT societies. He held the position of President of IMAPS Europe and European Liaison Committee from 2011 to 2013, and also co-authored several patents and technical papers. Mr. Delrosso begins his role at GigOptix immediately. About GigOptix, Inc. GigOptix is a leading fabless supplier of semiconductor and optical components that enable high speed information streaming that address emerging high growth opportunities in the communications, industrial, defense and avionics industries. The Company offers a broad portfolio of high performance MMIC solutions that enable next generation wireless microwave systems up to 90GHz and drivers, TIAs and TFPSTM optical modulators for 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps fiber-optic telecommunications and data-communications networks. GigOptix also offers a wide range of digital and mixed-signal ASIC solutions and enables product lifetime extension through its GigOptix Sunset Rescue Program .