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May 24, 2015 7:15 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

Qualcomm Expands Intelligent Connectivity Solutions for the Internet of Everything

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., has introduced two new intelligent connectivity solutions for the Internet of Everything (IoE). The new solutions, the QCA401x and QCA4531, bring Wi-Fi and broad ranging capabilities to connect products and are each accompanied by development platforms to give customers an expedited and cost-effective path to deployment. The QCA401x is Qualcomm Atheros' most integrated and intelligent connectivity solution to date for the IoE. The QCA401x is designed to answer manufacturer demand for increased computing, memory and advanced features while lowering size, cost and power consumption. It features a fully integrated micro controller unit with up to 800KB of on-chip memory available to programmers and an expanded set of interfaces to directly interconnect with sensors, display and actuators, further reducing system cost, size and complexity. In addition, the QCA401x includes a suite of communication protocols including Wi-Fi, IPv6, HTTP and other cloud enablers, and an advanced security feature designed to maximize security in the smallest IoE devices. The QCA401x is currently being sampled by leading OEMs. The QCA4531 is a low-cost turnkey solution that brings high-performance connectivity capabilities with a user-programmable Linux/OpenWRT environment benefiting from the extended range based on 2x2 11n. It is designed to serve as a IoE node leveraging the Linux framework and as a hub to enable an IoE Ecosystem. As the IoE ecosystem expands, the QCA4531 is ideal for multi-protocol bridging and communication, bringing together multiple wireless medium and bridging between different ecosystems. The QCA4531 can function as an Access Point supporting up to 16 simultaneous devices, and is also power-optimized to enable appliances to meet international standards for energy efficiency. The QCA4531 is currently shipping to leading appliance manufacturers and other IoE-focused customers. Both the QCA401x and QCA4531 come pre-integrated with AllSeen Alliance's AllJoyn software framework, ensuring interoperability with the rapidly expanding AllJoyn ecosystem that is designed to enable smart devices to communicate locally. The QCA401x enables AllJoyn IoE clients, and the QCA4531 is capable of becoming an AllJoyn IoE hub.

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.

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