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GigOptix Responds to Patent Infringement Allegations


GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE: GIG), a leading supplier of advanced
semiconductor and optical communications components, today announced
that it has this afternoon learned from a press release issued by
M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Inc. (“MACOM”) that MACOM has filed a
lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of
California against GigOptix alleging that GigOptix' polymer technology
is infringing on two patents in which MACOM claims rights. This new
lawsuit was filed without any prior demands or notice by MACOM to
GigOptix even though the GigOptix lawsuit in the Superior Court of Santa
Clara County, California against MACOM, its subsidiary Optomai, Inc.,
and three of GigOptix' former employees for misappropriation of
confidential information and trade secrets and breach of

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