GigOptix, Inc. Joins OTCQX

Aug 16, 2011, 07:00 ET from OTC Markets Group Inc.

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM), the company that operates the world's largest electronic marketplace for broker-dealers to trade unlisted stocks, today announced that GigOptix, Inc. (OTCQX: GGOX), a leading supplier of semiconductor and optical components, is now trading on the OTC market's highest tier, OTCQX®.


GigOptix began trading today on the OTC market's prestigious tier, OTCQX U.S. Premier. Investors can find current financial disclosure and Real-Time Level 2 quotes for the Company on and

"The superior information and visibility of the OTCQX marketplace allows companies to efficiently build investor confidence and expand their shareholder base," said R. Cromwell Coulson, President and Chief Executive Officer of OTC Markets Group. "We are pleased to welcome GigOptix to OTCQX."

Merriman Capital, Inc. will serve as GigOptix' Designated Advisor for Disclosure ("DAD") on OTCQX, responsible for providing guidance on OTCQX requirements.

About GigOptix, Inc.

GigOptix, Inc. (OTCQX: GGOX) trades in the United States on OTCQX under the symbol "GGOX." 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 industry.

About OTC Markets Group Inc.

OTC Markets Group Inc. (OTCQX: OTCM) operates the world's largest electronic marketplace for broker-dealers to trade unlisted stocks.  Our OTC Link™ platform supports an open network of competing broker-dealers that provide investors with the best prices in over 10,000 OTC securities.  In 2010, securities on OTC Link traded over $144 billion in dollar volume, making it the third largest U.S. equity trading venue after NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange. We categorize the wide spectrum of OTC companies into three tiers - OTCQX (the quality-controlled marketplace for investor friendly companies), OTCQB® (the U.S. reporting company marketplace for development stage companies), and OTC Pink™ (the speculative trading marketplace) - so investors can identify the level and quality of information companies provide.  To learn more about how OTC Markets Group makes the unlisted markets more transparent, informed, and efficient, visit

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