San Jose, Calif., March 14, 2016 – Aquantia Corp., a leader in the design, development and marketing of advanced high-speed communications integrated circuits for Ethernet connectivity for the data center and enterprise markets, today announced that industry veteran Sam Srinivasan has been elected to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mr. Srinivasan has also been appointed as Chairman of the company’s Audit Committee.
“We are very pleased to have Sam join our Board of Directors and serve as our Audit Committee chairman,” said Faraj Aalaei, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aquantia. “We expect his extensive experience in the semiconductor industry to enable him to provide valuable insights into our business, and his knowledge of public financial markets to help guide us through our next stages of growth.”
Mr. Srinivasan brings more than 25 years of semiconductor industry and corporate finance experience to Aquantia’s board of directors. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Inphi Corporation, a NYSE-listed semiconductor company, and has previously held the same position for the semiconductor companies SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc., Centillium Communications, Inc. and Leadis Technology, Inc. Mr. Srinivasan is also the founder and Chairman Emeritus of Health Language, Inc.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Srinivasan served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Cirrus Logic, Inc., and Director, Internal Audits and Corporate Controller of Intel Corporation. He also held various executive positions in the finance department of Eaton Corporation, including Director, Internal Audits. Mr. Srinivasan earned his B.A. in commerce from Madras University, India and his M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a former member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.
Aquantia is a leading semiconductor developer and global supplier of high-speed connectivity solutions for data centers and enterprise applications. The transition to 10Gigabit and multigigabit Ethernet in these markets is currently underway, driven by the ongoing migration of data to the cloud and the proliferation of mobile devices. Aquantia’s market leading 10GBASE-T PHYs for data centers and AQrate 2.5 and 5GBASE-T PHYs for enterprise, are based on architectural innovations that deliver high performance, low power consumption, high density and high-quality silicon solutions to our customers. Aquantia is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with strong venture capital and strategic investors. For more information, visit www.aquantia.com and follow @10GEinsights on Twitter.