Computex Sets the Stage for Broad Multi-Gig Adoption in 2017
Computex, Taipei – May 29 2017 – Aquantia Corp., a market and technology leader in high-speed, Multi-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity solutions, and Cameo Communications Inc., today announced Multi-Gigabit switch platforms targeted at the Small office Home office (SoHo) and Small and Midsize Business (SMB) markets. The Aquantia Cameo switch will be on display at Computex in the Aquantia meeting room on the first floor of the TICC, room #101B.
As Wi-Fi traffic aggregation pushed past the Gigabit threshold with the advent of 802.11ac and ax, Aquantia recognized the need to develop new technology to increase wired network speeds up to 5Gbps over legacy Cat5e/Cat6 cables. Following the strong interest in the industry for this technology, Aquantia co-founded the NBASE-T Alliance, made up of 50 member companies. The Multi-Gig technology pioneered by Aquantia then served as the baseline for the standard IEEE 802.3bz ratified in September 2016. Beside its Multi-Gig physical layer (PHY) ICs, called AQrate, that serve the needs of Ethernet switching, WLAN Access Points (AP) and Network Attach Storage (NAS), Aquantia recently announced a new Multi-Gig Ethernet controller called AQtion, delivering Multi-Gig capabilities to PCs.
As the Multi-Gig ecosystem expands, performance users’ demand for Multi-Gig networking in SoHo and SMB markets compelled Aquantia and Cameo to partner on the development of low-cost, compact, Ethernet switch platforms. These switch designs are highly flexible and give OEMs the choice of 4, 5 or 8 port Multi-Gig configurations that enable Ethernet speeds of 10G, 5G or 2.5G along with compatibility for slower legacy speeds 1G and 100M. For OEMs wanting to offer higher port count solutions, the platform is scalable to larger SMB deployments.
“With the recent introduction of Multi-Gig Network Interface Cards (NICs) and motherboard products for the PC market, Aquantia created a demand for simple, cost-effective, yet faster switches as we deal with ever increasing system requirements to move large amounts of data,” said JuAn Tseng, General Manager of Cameo Communications Inc. “The Aquantia Cameo switch platform is going to give SoHo and SMB users another important building block to create the Multi-Gig networks which enhances entertainment, creativity and productivity. We are pleased to partner with Aquantia on this new platform.”
“At the end of 2016 Aquantia introduced the industry’s first Multi-Gig Client Ethernet solutions with our AQtion product line, and now, by integrating our Multi-Gig AQrate PHYs, Cameo is providing a lynchpin element in the Multi-Gig ecosystem,” said Kamal Dalmia, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Aquantia Corp. “Previously, Multi-Gig Ethernet has only been accessible for Enterprise networks. Cameo is broadening the adoption of Multi-Gig by enabling OEMs to deliver a variety of switch options for performance users in the SMB/SoHo space. We are pleased to collaborate with Cameo to accelerate the Multi-Gig adoption in our industry.”
Aquantia recently announced its second generation, low-power, small footprint, AQrate PHY technology, the AQR407 (up to 10G), 408 (up to 5G) and 409 (up to 2.5G). The Aquantia Cameo switch platform leverages these new Aquantia PHYs, delivering a cost-effective and flexible configuration for compact switches across a range of speed requirements. These second generation PHYs are multi-speed 4-port ICs housed in 19 mm flip-chip BGA packages and are pin-compatible with each other. OEMs will be able to customize their products based on this switch design to their own specifications.
Aquantia is a leading developer and global supplier of high-speed semiconductor connectivity solutions. Backed by more than a decade of technology leadership and execution, Aquantia’s market-leading product portfolio enables the world’s most innovative computing, data center, and enterprise infrastructure applications. Aquantia addresses ever-changing market needs by providing an extensive portfolio, based on architectural innovations that deliver high performance, low power consumption, high density and high-quality silicon solutions to its customers. Aquantia is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with strong venture capital and strategic investors. For more information, visit www.aquantia.com.
About Cameo Communications
Cameo Communications, Inc. custom manufactures and assembles computer network communication equipment and communication products specializing in Layer 2/3 Management and Web-Smart Ethernet Switch, Data Center Switch, Wireless LAN AP/Router, Wireless Client Adapter, Media Converter, USB to Ethernet Converter, Network card, Network residential gateway over Cable/VDSL and VoIP related products. Cameo is steadily increasing its market share in the competitive data communications field through innovative product design and marketing. The company has built a presence in well over a dozen industrialized nations by forming strategic relationships with systems integrators, distributors, VARs and other resellers. Sales have grown dramatically as a result of aggressive channel development and clear perception of market needs.
This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Aquantia, including, among other things, the extent to which Aquantia’s recently announced products will benefit and be accepted by the market. Forward-looking statements herein are based on current beliefs, assumptions, and expectations, speak only as of the date hereof and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations include, without limitation, technological and business developments in the data center, enterprise infrastructure, and access markets.