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Aquantia Ships 1 Million 10GBASE-T Ports

Aquantia, the leading developer of high speed Ethernet connectivity solutions for cloud computing and large-scale data center deployments, announced today that the company has shipped a cumulative 1 million 10GBASE-T ports.

The trends towards mobile, video and cloud continue to accelerate, creating an unprecedented migration and consolidation of data into large-scale data centers. Simultaneously, the virtualization of servers continues to increase rapidly, creating even more demand for faster LAN interfaces. In March 2012, major server OEMs released a new class of 10GBASE-T capable servers using the powerful Xeon E5 processors, creating a combination of high-performance processing and high-speed I/O, allowing the deployment of a new generation of 10GE infrastructure. The launch of these 10GBASE-T servers, together with a broad range of 10GBASE-T based switches marked the beginning of the transition of this technology to mass deployment.

“Those trends, combined with momentum like Aquantia’s 1-million port milestone, indicate that the ecosystem is now in place and adoption of 10GBASE-T is poised to surge,” said Jag Bolaria, senior analyst at the Linley Group. “By capitalizing on the industry’s transition to 10Gigabit Ethernet, Aquantia has quickly established itself as the leader in 10GBASE-T semiconductors.”

“The economic and technical barriers to end-user adoption of 10GBASE-T have been overcome, and 10GBASE-T is moving to large-scale deployment,” said Faraj Aalaei, president and CEO of Aquantia. “We are thrilled to have passed the 1-million port milestone, and would like to thank all our customers and partners that have contributed to this successful ramp, and have put their faith in Aquantia’s technology and leadership. We look forward to the continuing acceleration of the 10GBASE-T market, which we are dedicated to serving with our industry-leading products.”

10GBASE-T is the technology that enables 10Gigabit Ethernet connectivity over twisted-pair copper, including Category 6A unshielded and shielded cabling. 10GBASE-T offers the lowest cost, greatest flexibility in network design due to its 100-meter reach capability, and backward compatibility to previous Gigabit and Fast Ethernet speeds.

As more products from OEMs have recently been made available, the growth for 10GBASE-T is set to accelerate in the coming quarters, as evidenced by the latest forecast from Crehan Research, which is projecting that more than 5 million 10GBASE-T ports will ship in the year 2013. The combined market share of data center-class switching OEMs having a 10GBASE-T offering for their core products now stands at a staggering 95 percent, completing the swath of server products offered with that interface.

“Assisted by Moore’s law, we continue to integrate more features, and reduce power consumption which will further accelerate the adoption,” Aalaei said. “It is the same reason that Gigabit Ethernet and Fast Ethernet were widely adopted in the past. History repeats itself.”

Go to our website for the most recent news about 10GBASE-T in Romley servers, and follow Aquantia on Twitter for ongoing updates on 10Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in the data center and cloud computing environments.

About Aquantia

Aquantia’s 10Gigabit Ethernet ICs are at the heart of cloud computing and large-scale data center deployments taking place today. This market segment is going through a very fast transition, with astounding growth in the total amount of compute power and the move to faster connectivity. This has in turn led to a new paradigm for 10Gigabit Ethernet all across the ecosystem. With its 10GBASE-T silicon products, Aquantia delivers to its OEM customers the most versatile and highest performance 10Gigabit Ethernet connectivity solution while providing lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). Located in Silicon Valley, Aquantia is a venture-backed company, with strong tier-1 VCs and strategic investor support. For more information, visit www.aquantia.com.

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