In 2004, Aquantia was founded with the vision of revolutionizing Ethernet and accelerating connectivity. As mobility and data consolidation in the cloud gained momentum, Aquantia recognized the need for Multi-Gig Ethernet solutions which could serve a variety of markets and products at both ends of the network, where data is stored and consumed, and where bottlenecks were fast developing.
First, the company focused on delivering innovative products for Data Center connectivity, with the 2012 market entry of the world’s first integrated 10GBASE-T MAC/PHY for servers. In 2014, Aquantia introduced a new Multi-Gig Ethernet technology into the Enterprise Infrastructure market, joined by Cisco and others in co-founding the NBASE-T Alliance. The Multi-Gig technology Aquantia pioneered served as the baseline for the 802.3bz standard that was ratified by the IEEE in September 2016. This standard is now the basis for all new Multi-Gig implementations on Cat 5e and Cat 6 cabling in the Enterprise, SMB and SoHo environments.
Recognizing the need for a new class of connectivity architecture in Hyperscale Data Centers, in 2016 Aquantia introduced QuantumStream, a breakthrough 100G technology. Continuing the steady cadence of innovation, in 2017, Aquantia introduced a new class of Multi-Gig products combining its Multi-Gig PHY technologies with an Enterprise-class controller to address the next generation of Client Connectivity in PCs by collaborating with numerous PC OEMs.
Looking to the future, the Company is looking to continue to address Multi-Gig upgrade cycles across existing and new markets. Every year, more than a billion ports of Ethernet ship into a variety of platforms. These platforms have started to convert from outdated Gigabit Ethernet to Multi-Gigabit Ethernet as the insatiable demand for bandwidth and data continues to grow. Never hesitating to question the status quo, Aquantia is leading the Multi-Gig revolution.
The company went public in November 2017, traded on the NYSE under the ticker symbol AQ, and was then acquired by Marvel in September 2019.