11 November 2010


GigOptix expands in Asia-Pacific with new support & sales offices in China

GigOptix Inc of Palo Alto, CA, USA, which designs modulator and laser drivers and transimpedance amplifier (TIA) ICs based on III-V materials as well as polymer electro-optic modulators for fiber-optic communications systems, has opened two new offices in the Greater China region, in Wuhan and Shenzhen, responsible for sales promotion, customer service, and technical support in China.

Since the firm’s inception, GigOptix has operated in China through its local representative Pangaea (HK) Ltd, enabling it to develop close partnerships with local industry leaders. Activities in China include partnering with local manufacturers to develop products targeted specifically for Chinese end-users.

“The new offices located at Luoyu Road, East Lake Hi-Tech Development Zone, Wuhan and Shennan Road, Futian District, Shenzhen demonstrate GigOptix’ commitment to not only its Wuhan and Shenzhen customers but also the broader China market,” says Jay de la Barre, VP of global sales. “Our staff is composed of well-respected professionals with proven field experience, as well as extensive experience in telecom and datacom applications, support and service. The establishment of these new offices further confirms GixOptix’ commitment to developing a strong presence in the Chinese market,” he adds.

“China is strategically important to GigOptix. The expansion of our team in China is an important milestone in our continued commitment to building a strong presence in Asia and improving our service to customers,” says chairman & CEO Dr Avi Katz. China’s optical networking market is growing rapidly, and is expected to represent a total addressable market (TAM) of $3bn by 2015, according to telecom market research firm Ovum. “With this in mind, and more importantly with our continuously growing business in China, we are increasing our local presence to better support our customers at their point of use, and capitalize on this attractive and rapidly growing market,” says Katz. “With our two new offices, GigOptix now brings its full resources to China, including engineering, support, sales and marketing expertise that will enable GigOptix to better serve the needs of the local market.”

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