|GigOptix Licenses Silicon Germanium Millimeterwave Technology from IBM to Enable High Speed E-band Wireless Solutions|
SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 26, 2012--
Internet traffic from mobile devices is forecasted to exceed traffic from wired devices by 2016. The ubiquitous use of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, coupled with the increased use of cloud enabled services, is forcing network operators to upgrade not only their optical networks to 40Gbps and 100Gbps links but also their wireless networks to higher capacity gigabit and multi-gigabit links to satisfy mobile users' growing demands for data.
"We are very excited about the opportunities that IBM's SiGe millimeterwave technology enables," commented
"Coupling IBM's SiGe with GigOptix's millimeterwave packaging and high power GaAs amplifiers will enable the high spectral efficiencies and data rates being demanded by network operators on their wireless mobile backhaul networks," Betti-Berutto added. "We feel that
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GigOptix is a leading supplier of semiconductor and optical components that enable high speed information streaming and address emerging high growth opportunities in the communications, industrial, defense and avionics industries. The Company offers a unique broad portfolio of Drivers, TIAs and TFPSTM optical modulators for 40G, 100G and 400G fiber-optic telecommunications and data-communications networks, and high performance MMIC solutions that enable next generation wireless microwave systems up to 90GHz.
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