Vitesse and Aquantia Deliver Industry’s First Turnkey 2.5G Ethernet Switch Solution For Enterprise-Class Wi-Fi Connectivity

Ensuring Seamless 802.11ac Performance For Wave 2 WLAN Upgrades

CAMARILLO, Calif. & MILPITAS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for Carrier, Enterprise and Internet of Things (IoT) networks worldwide, and Aquantia, the market leader of high-speed Ethernet connectivity solutions for data centers, mobile and Enterprise infrastructure, announced the industry’s first and only turnkey 2.5G Ethernet switch solution, reference design and software integration to accelerate Wave 2 802.11ac network deployments over existing Cat5e and Cat6 cabling infrastructure.

Wave 2 802.11ac drives access point backhaul bandwidth above 1G, compelling Enterprises to find ways to enable multi-Gigabit bandwidth over existing network cabling. While using 10G uplinks is a possibility, it requires Enterprises to install a new cabling infrastructure. With the new turnkey 2.5G Vitesse-Aquantia solution, Enterprises can cost-effectively and quickly provision 802.11ac Gigabit capabilities within their existing networks. The joint solution is based on Vitesse’s latest generation SparX-IV™ Enterprise Ethernet switch family, SMBStaX™ protocol stack and Aquantia’s recently announced AQRate® 2.5G and 5G Ethernet PHY devices.

According to industry analysts, 802.11ac shows a much faster industry uptake versus the prior generation of WLAN access technologies. ABI Research predicts that by the end of 2014, worldwide access points will exceed 176 million, with 802.11ac comprising 18%. 802.11ac upgrades, especially Wave 2, will require additional Ethernet switch bandwidth beyond what Gigabit Ethernet technology can support.

“Vitesse’s SparX-IV Enterprise Ethernet switches complement our recently unveiled AQrate products, and our AQR405 high-density quad-port in particular,” said Kamal Dalmia, vice president of sales and marketing at Aquantia. “This turnkey solution is a key piece of the 802.11ac ecosystem. We anticipate a fast adoption of the 2.5G rate in Enterprise and mobile infrastructure by OEMs and ODMs.”

“The industry needs a turnkey 2.5G solution like this to catalyze massive and fairly immediate Enterprise bandwidth network upgrades over legacy cabling,” said Larry O’Connell, product marketing director at Vitesse. “The joint Vitesse-Aquantia solution addresses a significant market gap between today’s Gigabit and 10G options, delivering major capex and opex advantages to Enterprises coping with burgeoning wireless traffic network demands.”

About Aquantia

Aquantia is the leader in high-speed connectivity solutions for data centers, enterprise and mobile applications. As the number one supplier of 10GBASE-T PHYs in data centers, Aquantia has been consistently the first in the industry to deliver the technology in all process nodes and all port configurations, including the world’s first and only 10GBASE-T MAC/PHY device for servers. Aquantia’s ability to turn technological leadership into business success is evidenced by the fact that it has shipped more 10GBASE-T ports than all its competitors combined in the data centers. Aquantia is further expanding its leadership into the enterprise and mobile market segments with its flagship AQrate product line. 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.

About Vitesse

Vitesse (Nasdaq: VTSS) designs a diverse portfolio of high-performance semiconductor solutions for Carrier, Enterprise and IoT networks worldwide. Vitesse products enable the fastest-growing network infrastructure markets including Mobile Access/IP Edge, Cloud Computing, SMB/SME Enterprise and IoT Networking. Visit www.vitesse.com or follow us on Twitter @VitesseSemi.

Vitesse is a registered trademark of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective holders.

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Aquatia Contact:
Calysto Communications
Tom Murphy, +1.831.402.4142
tmurphy@calysto.com
www.calysto.com
or
Vitesse Contact:
Vitesse Semiconductor
Michelle Lozada, +1.805.388.3700
pressrelations@vitesse.com
www.vitesse.com
or
Vitesse Contact (China):
Beijing New Synergy Consulting
Sharon Hu, +86 10 88144519/20 x 808
mhu@1AND7.com
www.1AND7.com

Source: Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation

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Vitesse to Present at the Craig-Hallum Alpha Select Conference

CAMARILLO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation (Nasdaq: VTSS), a leading provider of advanced IC solutions for CarrierEnterprise networks and Internet of Things (IoT) networks, will address investors at the Craig-Hallum Alpha Select Conference on September 18, 2014.

Management will discuss the Company’s penetration into its high-growth target Ethernet networking markets and opportunities to expand in new segments such as Gigabit Wi-Fi, storage and automotive. Additional highlights will include the continued growth of Vitesse’s new product portfolio and success in building on a growing base of markets and customers.

During the event, Vitesse will host one-on-one meetings. Attendees can contact their Craig-Hallum representative or LHA to arrange a meeting. The applicable presentation time and webcast details will be accessible on the investor section of Vitesse’s website: www.vitesse.com.

About Vitesse

Vitesse (Nasdaq: VTSS) designs a diverse portfolio of high-performance semiconductor solutions for Carrier, Enterprise and Internet of Things (IoT) networks worldwide. Vitesse products enable the fastest-growing network infrastructure markets including Mobile Access/IP Edge, Cloud Computing, SMB/SME Enterprise and IoT Networking.

Vitesse is a registered trademark of Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks or registered trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective holders.

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Company Contact:
Vitesse Semiconductor
Marty McDermut, +1-805-388-3700
invest@vitesse.com
www.vitesse.com
or
Agency Contact:
LHA
Kirsten Chapman, +1-415-433-3777
VTSS@lhai.com
www.lhai.com

Source: Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation

CWDM4 MSA Group to Support Deployment of 2km 100G Links in Datacenters

New Consortium to Define and Promote Industry-Wide Adoption of 100G Interconnect Optical Specifications for 2km Link Distance Over Duplex Single-Mode Fiber

SAN JOSE, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 31, 2014) – The CWDM4 MSA (Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexed 4x25G Multi-Source Agreement) Group today announced the formation of an industry consortium dedicated to defining specifications and promoting adoption of interoperable 2km 100G interfaces over duplex single-mode fiber (SMF).

To meet modern datacenter expansion requirements, the CWDM4 MSA members will focus on developing a new cost-effective duplex-fiber 100G optical interface to address the 2km link distance.

The CWDM4 MSA participants expect to address industry needs by advancing unique technologies to create a diverse and competitive supply chain, while providing products that are optically compatible.

“The IEEE standardized a cost-effective 100m solution known as ‘SR4’. Beyond 100m, there is only the ‘LR4’ standard, which is targeted to achieve 10km. Customers, particularly hyperscale data centers, are looking for solutions up to 2km,” remarked Dale Murray, principal analyst, LightCounting Market Research. “The industry is now coming together, through this MSA, to provide a cost-effective data center reach of 2km. This solution will smooth the process of getting to 100Gb Ethernet.”

Members of the CWDM4 MSA include Avago Technologies, Finisar Corporation, JDSU and Oclaro, Inc. Requests for additional information, queries and interviews may be submitted at www.cwdm4-msa.org.

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