August 27, 2016 6:31 PM ET

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Company Overview of Aquantia Corp.

Company Overview

Aquantia Corp. is a pre-IPO semiconductor company that develops high-speed Ethernet connectivity solutions for data center, mobile, and enterprise markets. Its products include 10GBASE-T, a LAN-on-motherboard solution for 10gigabit Ethernet in cloud computing and large-scale data centers; AQrate, a technology to increase network speeds to 5 gbps at lengths up to 100m on existing Cat 5e/Cat 6 cables for enterprise/wireless LAN applications; and AQcell to transport digitized cellular data at multi-gigabit per second rates over 200-meters of copper cable, while providing Power-over-Ethernet capabilities. The company was incorporated in 2004 and is based in Milpitas, California.

700 Tasman Drive

Milpitas, CA 95035

United States

Founded in 2004

Phone:

408-228-8300

Fax:

408-228-1190

Key Executives for Aquantia Corp.

Chief Executive Officer, President and Director
Age: 55
Chief Financial Officer
Age: 61
Vice President of Operations
Senior Vice President of Engineering and Director
Senior Vice President of Finance
Age: 61
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Aquantia Corp. Key Developments

Aquantia Corp. Announces First Sfp+ Line of Products Enabling Connectivity for 2.5, 5 and 10Gbase-T Networking

Aquantia Corp. announced the first copper SFP+ product family to offer 2.5, 5 and 10GBASE-T capabilities. The new Aquantia AQS series modules deliver the flexibility and port density well known to the SFP+ form-factor while utilizing the ubiquitous twisted-pair copper cabling for network connectivity. This power-optimized solution enables 10GBASE-T for lengths up to 30 meters and 100 meters at 2.5GBASE-T and 5GBASE-T. Aquantia's solution delivers an active rate-adaptation technology that allows users to connect seamlessly twisted-pair copper-based 2.5G and 5G modules into SFP+ existing slots that were previously considered to be 10G fiber optic only— at a cost that can be easily absorbed. Data center solutions drive down costs & complexity: In the data center market users typically deploy direct-attach 10GB cables for servers to switch connections. Based on distance requirements, users must select either passive, active twinax or fiber optic connections, which are cost prohibitive. The new power-optimized twisted-pair copper solution allows the use of more powerful 10GBase-T SFP+ to deliver the best combination of performance, reach, and cost for all applications up to 30 meters. Enterprise networking solutions help customers innovate faster, simplify operations, & reduce risk: In enterprise configurations, switches are typically shipping with 1G ports and 10G fiber-optic uplink slots to connect multiple switches together. Now, these uplinks can be achieved at higher speeds using the same slots but with cost-effective copper cabling. Consumer demand for high-bandwidth applications such as video streaming is expanding as fast as enterprise demand for cloud computing architectures. This increased usage places tremendous demand on data centers as well as enterprise IT departments. To meet this challenge, IT managers and data center providers will need to upgrade their current 1GbE capabilities to 2.5GbE, 5GbE and 10GbE. Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON): Aquantia's technology is simple enough to be easily adapted to carrier markets, including the traditional Ethernet Passive Optical Network (EPON) and similar configurations. As performance demands increase, the pressure to either improve an existing network or convert to a more expensive configuration, and perhaps take on additional conversion and encapsulation requirements, also increases. Aquantia's solution satisfies these performance demands without significant additional cost or complexity. Availability: The AQS-107 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M (5-speed), AQS-108 5G/2.5G/1G/100M (4-speed), AQS-109 2.5G/1G/100Mare sampling now. Production release is scheduled for Fourth Quarter 2016. Tier 1 OEM customers first demonstrated their switch solutions utilizing Aquantia's SFP+ modules at this year's Interop Conference within the NBASE-T Alliance booth.

Aquantia Corp. Appoints Sam Srinivasan as Board of Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee

Aquantia Corp. announced that 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. He currently serves as the chairman of the audit committee of Inphi Corporation.

Aquantia Appoints Mark Voll as Chief Financial Officer

Aquantia announced Mark Voll has been appointed as the company's chief financial officer. Voll brings with him an extensive background in corporate finance, treasury, tax analysis and risk management along with a deep experience in scaling companies to addres smultibillion-dollar market opportunities. He will report to Aquantia CEO Faraj Aalaei, and will be responsible for the company's global financial operations, investor relations and information technology. The appointment has been approved by Aquantia's Board of Directors and is effective immediately. An industry veteran, Voll played a leading role in two initial public offerings in the semiconductor industry. Most recently, he was CFO at Montage Technology Group.

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