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26 August 2014

GigOptix adds senior director of CMOS Engineering as its SiGe technology enters high-volume applications

GigOptix Inc of San Jose, CA, USA (a fabless supplier of analog semiconductor and optical communications components for fiber-optic and wireless networks) has appointed industry veteran Emad Afifi to the newly created role of senior director of CMOS Engineering for the Datacom and Consumer Product Lines.

“Now that we see our SiGe [silicon germanium] technology moving into the high-volume applications in the datacom and consumer markets, augmenting and diversifying the design activities in our Zurich and Auburn design centers, we hired Mr Emad Afifi to lead the next generation of CMOS products,” says chief technical officer Andrea Betti-Berutto. “Emad adds more than 20 years of CMOS and SiGe high-speed links product development experience to GigOptix,” he continues. “Emad will lead our CMOS consumer and advanced product initiatives and will help us accelerate GigOptix’s presence into these markets.”

Prior to joining GigOptix, Afifi co-founded Ensphere Solutions, where he was VP of engineering, in charge of SiGe and CMOS transceiver and SerDes development. His experience includes participating in more than 20 integrated circuit (IC) and system-on-chip (SoC) designs covering different communication standards from ADSL to optical communications. Prior to Ensphere, Afifi worked in various engineering roles for more than 15 years at Centillium Communications and Philips Semiconductors.

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