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March 28, 2015 1:17 AM ET

Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment

Company Overview of Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.

Company Overview

Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. develops semiconductor system solutions for communication products. The company’s products include solutions for wireless local area network (WLAN), mobile WLAN, Ethernet, Bluetooth, global positioning system (GPS), powerline communications, passive optical networking, and broadband multiplexing. It offers reference designs used in designing networking cards and routers, broadband gateways, mobile devices, and handsets. The company also provides single and multi-chip WLAN products, such as wireless networking products for the computing and small office/home office markets; and wireless infrastructure systems-on-chip with network management capabilities for the enterpri...

1700 Technology Drive

San Jose, CA 95110

United States

Founded in 1998

1,778 Employees

Phone:

408-773-5200

Fax:

408-773-9940

Key Executives for Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.

Co-Founder, Director and Chairman of Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Age: 53
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Infrastructure Business Unit
Age: 58
Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President and Controller
Age: 56
Chief Technical Officer
Vice President of Global Human Resources
Age: 64
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. Key Developments

Entropic Announces Collaboration with Qualcomm Atheros

Entropic announced its collaboration with Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. to deliver a turn-key home networking reference design to enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original device manufacturers (ODMs) and service providers to provide reliable whole-home wireless coverage. The new reference design will be shown at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, from January 6-9, 2015. Entropic' reference design offers the latest technologies in wireless and coax home networking by pairing Entropic's EN2810, single chip second generation Multimedia Over Coax (MoCA) 2.0-based silicon and software with Qualcomm® VIVE dual-band, dual concurrent 802.11ac plus 802.11n Wi-Fi® solution to enable service providers and OEM/ODMs to deliver MoCA-to-Wi-Fi extender products. This collaboration continues Entropic and Qualcomm Atheros's long-standing relationship in providing reference designs for home networking products. Service Providers are increasingly looking at ways to improve and better manage their subscribers' Wi-Fi networks. By using a MoCA 2.0 coax network as the wired backbone, service providers can deliver high speed Wi-Fi coverage to in-home dead spots where traditional single access points do not get coverage. This greatly expands the consumers' experience and reduces operator service calls regarding poor Wi-Fi coverage. Entropic's MoCA 2.0 to Wi-Fi adapter is a dual band, dual concurrent design featuring Entropic's 2nd generation low-power MoCA 2.0 silicon, Qualcomm Atheros' QCA9563 2.4GHz 802.11N system-on-chip (SoC) and QCA9882, a 5GHz 802.11ac radio. The adapter is designed to offer the best performance and flexibility for extending the home's Wi-Fi network to deliver exceptional data and video throughput.

Entropic Announces its Collaboration with Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., to Deliver a Turn-Key Home Networking Reference Design

Entropic announced its collaboration with Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., to deliver a turn-key home networking reference design to enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), original device manufacturers (ODMs) and service providers to provide reliable whole-home wireless coverage. Entropic' reference design offers the latest technologies in wireless and coax home networking by pairing Entropic's EN2810, single chip second generation Multimedia Over Coax (MoCA) 2.0-based silicon and software with Qualcomm VIVE dual-band, dual concurrent 802.11ac plus 802.11n Wi-Fi solution to enable service providers and OEM/ODMs to deliver MoCA-to-Wi-Fi extender products. This collaboration continues Entropic and Qualcomm Atheros's long-standing relationship in providing reference designs for home networking products. Service Providers are increasingly looking at ways to improve and better manage their subscribers' Wi-Fi networks. By using a MoCA 2.0 coax network as the wired backbone, service providers can deliver high speed Wi-Fi coverage to in-home dead spots where traditional single access points do not get coverage. Entropic's MoCA 2.0 to Wi-Fi adapter is a dual band, dual concurrent design featuring Entropic's 2nd generation low-power MoCA 2.0 silicon, Qualcomm Atheros' QCA9563 2.4GHz 802.11N system-on-chip (SoC) and QCA9882, a 5GHz 802.11ac radio. The adapter is designed to offer the best performance and flexibility for extending the home's Wi-Fi network to deliver exceptional data and video throughput.

Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. and LIFX Collaborate to Deliver Wi-Fi Based Smart Lighting Platform with AllJoyn Lighting Service Framework

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., and LIFX have collaborated to deliver a turnkey Wi-Fi based smart lighting platform that can accelerate the development of connected lighting. In addition to working with established lighting manufacturers such as Havells Sylvania and home networking leaders such as D-Link, Qualcomm Atheros and LIFX are also working with Arrow Electronics on global distribution to enable manufacturers of any size to quickly develop smart lighting solutions. The platform consists of a Lighting Connectivity Module (LCM) and complete LED bulb design. Both use Qualcomm Atheros' feature-rich, low-power Wi-Fi solution (the QCA4002) to connect lighting systems directly to a home's Wi-Fi network, without the need for a hub or translator. The solutions are fully compatible with the Allseen Alliance's open-source Lighting Service Framework (LSF), which is designed to ensure interoperability with AllJoyn enabled smart devices in the home. The LCM is the first lighting product certified "Designed for AllSeen, allowing smart lights using the solution to quickly get the same certification. Manufacturers have two opportunities resulting from the Qualcomm Atheros and LIFX collaboration: Established lighting manufacturers can easily turn their products into smart lights by integrating the LCM, while manufacturers entering the segment for the first time can leverage the complete LED bulb design. Both use the open source solution provided by the LSF. In addition to being controllable by a smartphone, lights using the LCM could communicate with other AllJoyn enabled devices in the home.

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