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M/A-COM Technology Solutions Press Release - May 16, 2011

M/A-COM Technology Solutions to Vigorously Defend GigOptix Lawsuit

M/A-COM Technology Solutions

Lowell, MA, May 16, 2011 - M/A-COM Technology Solutions (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter wave applications, announced today that it will vigorously defend a lawsuit filed by GigOptix, Inc. against M/A-COM Tech, its recently-acquired subsidiary Optomai, Inc., and five Optomai employees who previously worked at GigOptix. The lawsuit, filed on April 26 in Santa Clara County Superior Court, requests unspecified damages and injunctive relief based on as-yet unsubstantiated breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation allegations.

M/A-COM Tech is still reviewing the GigOptix complaint, but is aware of no wrongdoing on the part of M/A-COM Tech, Optomai or any of their employees in this regard, and accordingly believes that the GigOptix allegations are without merit.
"M/A-COM Tech has been pleased at the positive reaction optical networking customers have had to the Optomai acquisition, and remains committed to delivering M/A-COM Tech’s full portfolio of 40/100G modulator drivers and transimpedance amplifiers to its customers," said Jihye Whang, Director of Strategic Marketing. "We anticipate a just resolution of this matter through the legal process."
No injunction has been issued by the court hearing the case to date, nor is one expected to be issued. The Optomai product line remains available for sampling and production. Please contact Jae Hwan Yoo at opto@macomtech.com to make a sample request.


ABOUT M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS INC.

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (www.macomtech.com) is a leading supplier of high performance semiconductors, active and passive components, and subassemblies for use in radio frequency (RF), microwave, and millimeter-wave applications. Recognized for its broad portfolio of products, M/A-COM Tech serves diverse markets, including CATV, wireless infrastructure, optical communications, aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial, medical, and mobile devices. M/A-COM Tech builds on more than 60 years of experience in designing and manufacturing innovative product solutions for customers worldwide.

Headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, M/A-COM Tech is certified to the ISO9001 international quality standard and ISO14001 environmental management standard. M/A-COM Tech has design centers and sales offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.





M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.
100 Chelmsford Street
Lowell, Massachusetts 01851
+1 978.656.2500
macomtech.com




Posted  5/16/2011
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