|[February 20, 2013]
GigOptix Appoints Industry Veteran Giovanni Delrosso as Senior Photonic Packaging and Integration Architect for Advanced Optical and RF Transceiver Modules
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Inc. (NYSE MKT: GIG),
a leading supplier of advanced semiconductor and optical communications
components, today announced the appointment of photonics integration
veteran Giovanni Delrosso to the newly created role of Senior Photonic
Packaging and Integration Architect. Mr. Delrosso, who will be based at
GigOptix's subsidiary GigOptix GmbH in Berlin, will be responsible for
leadership of Optical and RF advanced packaging and integration
initiatives across the organization.
"We are delighted to welcome Giovanni to the GigOptix team," said Dr.
Raluca Dinu, General Manager and Vice President of the Optics and RF
Product Line at GigOptix. "Giovanni brings nearly 30 years of photonics
packaging and integration experience to GigOptix. Giovanni will lead the
advanced optical integration initiatives we have in plae and will help
us accelerate our integration of next generation optical transceivers."
Prior to joining GigOptix, Mr. Delrosso held senior packaging technology
adviser and product development positions at COGO Optronics in Berlin.
At COGO Optronics, Mr. Delrosso led packaging design efforts for
miniaturized 100 Gbps Transmit Optical Sub-Assembly (TOSA) modules. In
addition, Mr. Delrosso worked in R&D project management roles at Pirelli
Labs and Cisco Systems (News - Alert) with a focus on optoelectronic packaging
technologies. Giovanni is also a Visiting Researcher at the Fraunhofer
Heinrich Hertz Institute in Berlin for GigOptix' novel terabyte photonic
module developments. Since 1989, Mr. Delrosso has volunteered for IMAPS
and IEEE (News - Alert)-CPMT societies. He held the position of President of IMAPS
Europe and European Liaison Committee from 2011 to 2013, and also
co-authored several patents and technical papers. Mr. Delrosso begins
his role at GigOptix immediately.
About GigOptix, Inc.
is a leading fabless supplier of semiconductor and optical components
that enable high speed information streaming that address emerging high
growth opportunities in the communications, industrial, defense and
avionics industries. The Company offers a broad portfolio of high
performance MMIC solutions that enable next generation wireless
microwave systems up to 90GHz and drivers, TIAs and TFPSTM
optical modulators for 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps fiber-optic
telecommunications and data-communications networks. GigOptix also
offers a wide range of digital and mixed-signal ASIC solutions and
enables product lifetime extension through its GigOptix Sunset
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