Road Warriors Rejoice – For the First Time, Multi-Gig Ethernet Goes Mobile

Aquantia Showcases Thunderbolt™ 3 Solutions for PC and Apple Ecosystems at CES

LAS VEGAS--()--Aquantia Corp., (NYSE: AQ), a leader in high-speed, Multi-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity solutions, today announced that the company will be showcasing a select suite of Thunderbolt™ 3 solutions to Multi-Gig Ethernet adaptors for PCs and MACs, featuring Aquantia AQtion Ethernet Controllers, at CES 2018. For the first time, road warriors with thin, light laptops will be able to experience true Multi-Gig connectivity by using one of these adapters to connect to a local high-performance Multi-Gigabit network.

“Data hungry businesses need to balance the practicality of thinner, lighter laptops for their increasingly mobile workforces with the functionality employees need on the road, working at home or even in their own office. These new adaptors provide that flexibility.”

“The availability of devices delivering Thunderbolt 3 to Multi-Gig connectivity with our AQtion controller is an important milestone for enabling the mobile workforce,” said Kamal Dalmia, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Aquantia. “Data hungry businesses need to balance the practicality of thinner, lighter laptops for their increasingly mobile workforces with the functionality employees need on the road, working at home or even in their own office. These new adaptors provide that flexibility.”

At CES Aquantia will be demonstrating:

  • Promise Technology’s Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE Ethernet adaptor based on the AQtion AQC107. For more information visit www.promise.com.
  • The Caldigit Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE Ethernet adaptor based on the AQtion AQC107. For more information visit www.caldigit.com.

With these new Aquantia-based Thunderbolt 3 to Ethernet Adaptors, users can connect to Multi-Gig networks, quickly access data in the cloud, and seamlessly enable small workgroups with shared storage. Small and compact, these Thunderbolt adapters connect to the Thunderbolt port on the laptop to provide an RJ45 Ethernet port that supports 5GbE and 10GbE networks. It is also backwards compatible to support legacy 10/100/1000BASE-T networks. By combining AQtion Ethernet controllers and Thunderbolt 3 technology, which is up to 8x faster than USB3.0, Intel® and Aquantia are dramatically improving productivity, portability and connectivity.

About Aquantia AQtion Ethernet Controllers

Compliant to IEEE 802.3bz standard, Aquantia AQtion Ethernet devices are backward-compatible with legacy 1000BASE-T Ethernet. The AQtion AQC107 has the added benefit of supporting 10GBASE-T Ethernet in compliance with the IEEE 802.3an standard. By supporting PCI Express x4 and x1 versions with a single RJ45 port, these AQtion based devices can be used to easily upgrade existing PCs to fully utilize the bandwidth capabilities of modern CPUs and GPUs.

About Thunderbolt 3

Thunderbolt™ 3 brings Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gb/s, creating one compact port that does it all – delivering the fastest, most versatile connection to any dock, display, or data device. For the first time, one computer port connects to Thunderbolt devices, every display, and billions of USB devices. A single cable now provides four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other cable, while also supplying power. It’s unrivaled for new uses, such as 4K video, single-cable docks with charging, external graphics, and multi-Gb Ethernet networking. To learn more visit https://thunderbolttechnology.net.

About Aquantia

Aquantia is a leader in the design, development and marketing of advanced, high-speed communications ICs for Ethernet connectivity in the Data Center, Enterprise Infrastructure, Access and Automotive markets. Aquantia products are designed to cost-effectively deliver leading-edge data speeds for use in the latest generation of communications infrastructure to alleviate network bandwidth bottlenecks caused by the growth of global IP traffic. Aquantia is headquartered in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.aquantia.com.

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Aquantia Corporate Communications:
Diane Vanasse, 408-242-0027
dvanasse@aquantia.com
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Aquantia Investor Relations:
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