GigPeak Inc, formerly known as GigOptix Inc was formed as a Delaware corporation in March 2008. The Company is a fabless semiconductor designer, developer, and a supplier of analog, digital, and mixed signal components to enable high speed information streaming over the telecom networks, datacom infrastructure, and consumer electronics links. The Company's product portfolio provides high speed solutions in markets such as fiber-optics telecom, wireless backhaul, datacom and consumer electronics, mil-aero, instrumentation, and medical equipment, for applications such as linecards and transponders, active optical cables and pluggables, point-to-point wireless radios, military electronic warfare systems, avionics electronics, GPS systems, and diverse medical equipment, such as ultrasound imaging, X-Ray, MRI, CT Scan, and defibrillators. The business comprises two product lines: High-Speed Communications (HSC) product line and Industrial product line. The HSC product line offers a portfolio of high performance semiconductor devices and multi-chip-modules (MCMs) at the telecom, datacom, consumer-electronics, and wireless markets, which includes, among others, (i) 100 to 400 gigabit per second (Gbps) vertical-cavity-surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) chipsets, direct-modulated-laser (DML) land optical-modulator drivers, and trans-impedance amplifier (TIA) devices; (ii) 10-100 Gbps clock-data-recovery (CDR) devices; (iii) mixed signal radio frequency integrated circuits (RFIC) at 5 GHz and above; (iv) power amplifiers and transceivers, as well as monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMIC), for microwave and wireless applications at frequencies higher than 50 GHz; (v) integrated systems in a package (SIP) solutions for both fiber-optic and wireless communication systems; and (vi) radio frequency (RF) chips for various consumer applications, such as global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), in-door tracking and navigation systems, and security systems. The Industrial product line offers digital and mixed-signal application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) solutions for various industrial applications used in the military, avionics, automotive, security and surveillance, medical and communications markets. Its customers include Alcatel-Lucent, now Nokia, and other Tier-One equipment vendors in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia, as well as to industrial, aerospace and defense companies. The Company sells its products through the direct sales force supported by a network of manufacturer representatives and distributors. The Company's competitors include Qorvo, InPhi, Semtech, MicroSemi, Vitesse, MaxLinear, M/A-Com, M/A-Com, Broadcom Limited, ADI, RFMD, Northrop Grumman, FPGA manufacturers like Xilinx, Intel, ON Semiconductor, eSilicon, Open Silicon, Faraday, Toshiba and eASIC. The Company's operations are subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations relating to the generation, handling, treatment, storage and disposal of certain toxic or hazardous materials and waste products that it uses or generates in its operations.