SiGe Semiconductor Ranked Number 47 Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2007 Technology Fast 500

    Attributes its 3,517 percent revenue growth to the increased demand for
    its radio frequency front-end solutions by consumer electronics

    METHUEN, MA, Oct. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - SiGe Semiconductor today announced
that it ranked number 47 on Deloitte's 2007 Technology Fast 500, a ranking of
the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life
sciences companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of
fiscal year revenue growth over five years, from 2002-2006. SiGe Semiconductor
grew 3,517 percent during this period.
    SiGe Semiconductor's CEO, Sohail Khan, credits increased demand for its
RF front-end solutions by some of the leading brands in consumer electronics
with the company's 3,517 percent revenue growth over the past five years. He
said, "We are pleased to be among the fastest growing companies in North
America. SiGe has an excellent track record delivering innovative technology
and partnering with the leading manufacturers of consumer electronics to
deliver the next generation of wireless products and services to consumers."
    "Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 recognizes technology companies who have
achieved extraordinary growth in North America's most innovative and
competitive sectors," said Phil Asmundson, vice chairman, U.S. Technology,
Media and Telecommunications, Deloitte & Touche USA LLP. "We congratulate SiGe
Semiconductor on this significant accomplishment."
    In addition to ranking on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, SiGe
Semiconductor ranked number five on the New England Technology Fast 50, which
is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology firms in New England.
    Overall, companies that ranked on the 2007 Technology Fast 500 had growth
rates ranging from 253 to 79,060 percent over five years, with an average
growth rate of 1,823 percent.

    Fast 500 Selection and Qualifying Criteria

    The Fast 500 ranks the fastest growing technology, media,
telecommunications and life sciences companies in North America. It is
compiled from Deloitte's 16 regional North American Fast 50 programs,
nominations submitted directly to the Fast 500, and public company database
research. Companies are selected based on percentage revenue growth from 2002
to 2006.
    Entrants must own proprietary intellectual property or proprietary
technology that contributes to a significant portion of the company's
operating revenues or devote a significant proportion of revenues to research
and development of technology. Using other companies' technology or
intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify. Base-year operating
revenues must be at least $50,000 USD or $75,000 CD, and current-year
operating revenues must be at least $5 million USD or CD. Companies must be in
business a minimum of five years, and they must be headquartered within North

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    About SiGe Semiconductor, Inc.

    SiGe Semiconductor is a leading global supplier of innovative radio
frequency integrated circuits and multi-chip modules enabling wireless
multimedia in consumer electronics. SiGe's products simplify the addition of
wireless communications and navigation capability to a wide array of
computing, entertainment and mobile products. The company's solutions comply
with the WiFi, WiMAX, GPS and Galileo technology standards, offering value
through exceptional performance at competitive prices. SiGe operates
worldwide, focusing on servicing leading consumer electronics OEMs and ODMs
through its five key sites and distribution network.

    About SiGe Semiconductor's Lead-Free Initiative

    The use of lead in the design and manufacture of electronic products is
an increasing environmental concern. In support of industry-wide initiatives
to protect the environment, all SiGe Semiconductor, Inc. products we ship
today are lead-free and RoHS compliant.

    Forward Looking Statements

    This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements. All
statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are
forward-looking statements that involve various risks and uncertainties. There
can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual
results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in
such statements. Forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and
opinions of management on the date the statements are made, and SiGe
Semiconductor, Inc. does not undertake an obligation to update forward-looking
statements should conditions or management's estimates or opinions change.

For further information:

For further information: Press/Ottawa: Bev Hemish, SiGe Semiconductor,
(613) 288-2709,; Press/America and Europe: Tiana Dixon, HIPR,
Inc., (503) 222-1257,; Press/Asia: Claire Walker, Techworks
Asia Ltd., +852 2168 0870,

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