GaugeChanger products expected to disrupt the data center interconnect market


PALO ALTO, CA – January 23rd, 2017 – (TSX:SEV) Spectra7 Microsystems Inc, (“Spectra7” or the “Company”), a leading provider of high-performance analog semiconductor products for virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), data center and other connectivity markets today announced its participation at DesignCon 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA from January 31st –February 2nd. Spectra7 will demonstrate its patent pending GaugeChanger data center interconnect chips, enabling the world’s thinnest and fastest copper cables in the industry.

Spectra7 will exhibit its ground-breaking GaugeChanger technology, which the Company believes to offer dramatically longer reach than passive copper cables, and dramatically lower cost and power than active optical cables (AOC) in booth 803 at DesignCon 2017.

If you would like to schedule a one-on-one at DesignCon to discuss sampling and availability please send your inquiry to Sylvia@spectra7.com.



ABOUT DESIGNCON

DesignCon is the world’s premier conference for chip, board, and systems design engineers in the high-speed communications and semiconductor communities. DesignCon, created by engineers, take place annually in Silicon Valley and remains the largest gathering of chip, board and systems designers in the country. This three-day technical conference and expo combines technical paper sessions, tutorials, industry panels, product demos and exhibits from the Industry’s leading experts and solutions providers. More information is available at: designcon.com. DesignCon is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit ubm.com.

ABOUT SPECTRA7 MICROSYSTEMS INC.

Spectra7 Microsystems Inc. is a high-performance analog semiconductor company delivering unprecedented bandwidth, speed and resolution to enable disruptive industrial design for leading electronics manufacturers in virtual reality, augmented reality, data centers and other connectivity markets. Spectra7 is based in Palo Alto, California with design centers in Markham, Ontario, Cork, Ireland, and Little Rock, Arkansas. For more information, please visit www.spectra7.com.



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For more information, please contact:


Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.
Sean Peasgood
Investor Relations
416-565-2805
ir@spectra7.com


Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.
Dave Mier
Chief Financial Officer
925-858-7011
pr@spectra7.com


Spectra7 Microsystems Inc.
Rob Chalmers
Capital Markets
647-402-7552
ir@spectra7.com