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Multigig Announces Technology Advisory Board

February 16, 2009

Technologists Represent Advanced IC, Systems & Clocking Expertise

SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ — Multigig Inc., a technology leader in low-jitter high accuracy semiconductor clocks, announced the formation of a Technology Advisory Board (TAB) with experts from analog, RF, wireless and computing systems. Joining Multigig’s TAB are Hal Massey, vice president at Hewlett Packard, Russ Mirov, hardware system architect at Google, Earl McCune, serial entrepreneur and wireless technology expert, and Bill Baldwin, an acknowledged expert in crystal and semiconductor timing technologies for high performance wireline communications.

“RotaryWave(TM) Clock technology makes several qualitative improvements to clock and timing applications. To explore the possibilities of this technology beyond the obvious quantitative improvements to existing specifications, Multigig is engaged with system level experts from various fields of application. We are very excited to be able to work with this creative and diverse group of experts,” said Haris Basit, President and CEO of Multigig.

Russ Mirov, System Architect, Google

Russ Mirov currently serves as a system architect in Google’s Mobile Products (Android) group. He has also worked in Google’s Platforms Hardware group, where he had been exploring next generation data center solutions. Previously, as a Senior Distinguished Engineer at Sun Microsystems, he was the system engineer for the SparcStation-20 and SunBlade-1000 workstations and the chief engineer for the Supernova family of systems based on the Rock processor. He also served as a hardware engineer at Tandem Computers in Cupertino and as a member of the Technical Advisory Board for QuickLogic Corp. Russ holds eighteen patents relating to clock generation, power management, and signal integrity. Russ is a hands-on engineer who has personally powered up more than 20 processors and ASICS on first silicon.

Hal Massey is responsible for strategic relationships for Business Critical Servers. Prior to this appointment, he was responsible for hardware development of HP’s Integrity Servers that support HP-UNIX, Windows, Linux, Open/VMS, and NonStop operating systems. Before that appointment, Hal was VP of Platform Development for HP, responsible for Hardware, Operating System, manageability, and languages for NonStop computer systems. In total, Hal has thirty years experience in computer systems, twenty of which were spent at HP. Prior to this, Hal had leading roles at two Silicon Valley startups, including Sydis, an integrated voice and data company, where he was R&D Manager, and Plexus, a pioneer in commercial UNIX, where he was R&D Director.

Earl McCune has spent over thirty years within the wireless technology industry on projects ranging from circuit design to system analysis. Earl’s innovation record includes over forty patents issued in the U.S. plus many more worldwide. He is a graduate of UC-Berkeley, Stanford, and UC-Davis. Earl is a serial entrepreneur, having successfully started two companies and led them both through acquisition. He has worked for companies including Hewlett-Packard (now Agilent) and Watkins-Johnson. He founded Digital RF Solutions in 1986 (merged with Proxim in 1991) and founded Tropian in 1996 (acquired by Panasonic in 2006). Most recently he has focused on the development of Polar Modulation techniques to greatly improve the efficiency of wireless transmitters.

Bill Baldwin is an independent consultant and timing expert. Bill’s areas of proficiency are frequency control devices such as quartz crystals, crystal oscillators, synthesizers, clock buffers, system and ASIC clock architectures, filter design and test and measurement of devices. He was a Signal Integrity Manager and Senior Staff Engineer in the Microelectronics Group at Sun Microsystems for 17 years. He received the Sun “Engineering Excellence” award in 1994 for the development of a configurable “on the fly” synthesizer-based system clock architecture, which is still being utilized in new Rock and N2 platforms. Prior to joining Sun, he held the Chief Engineering Manager position at Saronix, Palo Alto, CA. While there he broadened their product line to include high frequency ECL/PECL oscillators, TCXO’s, various unique CMOS and bipolar oscillators, and frequency synthesizers. Bill holds ten U.S. patents.

About Multigig, Inc.

Multigig, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company that provides advanced next generation clock and timing solutions for the wired and wireless communications markets. Over 30 issued patents protect Multigig’s proprietary technology. Multigig’s flagship products are QuietClock synthesizers, programmable clock signal sources providing an ultra-low jitter and phase noise reference clock signal to communication, computing, and networking interface devices. The product family provides 3.3 V and 2.5 V operation, 1 to 10 outputs from a mix of single ended (LVCMOS) and differential (LVPECL and LVDS) outputs, and supports the full industrial temperature range (-40 to 85 degrees Celsius). Multigig released its QuietClock family of clock IC in 2008. Multigig’s corporate headquarters are located at 100 Enterprise Way, Ste. A3 Scotts Valley, CA 95066. For more information on the company and products visit Multigig online at www.multigig.com.

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