SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aquantia Corp., (NYSE: AQ), a leader in high-speed, Multi-Gigabit Ethernet connectivity solutions, today announced its plan to help PC gamers and hardware enthusiasts squeeze new levels of performance out of their systems. Today, Aquantia announced a special holiday promotion with international distribution partners Arrow, WPGA and WPI, to deliver the industry’s fastest Ethernet adaptors – Aquantia AQtion Network Interface Cards (NICs) – to gamers and performance PC users at a giftworthy pricepoint for a limited time. On Black Friday, November 24th, the Aquantia AQtion AQN-108 5G NIC will be available for $59.00 and the Aquantia AQtion AQN-107 10G NIC will be available for an unprecedented $69.00.
The super-low latency and in-game advantage that AQtion Multi-Gigabit NICs deliver make them the perfect holiday surprise for any hardware enthusiast. The performance PC user – whether a gamer, video editing enthusiast, designer, engineer or just a tried and true geek – wants the ability to move huge volumes of digital life data seamlessly and quickly. In a home or office, that seamless capability requires a 5G or even a 10G NIC card.
Kamal Dalmia, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Sales, said: “Typically, gamers and performance PC enthusiasts are on the leading edge of technology trends. Given the substantial uptick in interest we have seen for Multi-Gig PC Access solutions in the past year we thought it would be great to kick off the holiday season with a special promotion for those users. Not only do they get outstanding Multi-Gig Ethernet performance, but they get bragging rights over their pals who are still using outdated, 17-year-old single gigabit technology.”
The AQtion AQN-108 NIC supports 5G and 2.5G Ethernet speeds over standard Cat 5e and Cat 6 copper cables. Compliant to IEEE 802.3bz standard, these adapters are also backward-compatible with legacy 1000BASE-T Ethernet. The AQtion AQN-107 NIC has the added benefit of supporting 10GBASE-T Ethernet in compliance with the IEEE 802.3an standard. By supporting PCI Express x4 and x1 versions with a single RJ45 port, these new Aquantia NICs can be used to easily upgrade existing PCs and new models to fully utilize the bandwidth capabilities of modern CPUs and GPUs.
Aquantia is a leader in the design, development and marketing of advanced, high-speed communications ICs for Ethernet connectivity in the Data Center, Enterprise Infrastructure and Access markets. Aquantia products are designed to cost-effectively deliver leading-edge data speeds for use in the latest generation of communications infrastructure to alleviate network bandwidth bottlenecks caused by the growth of global IP traffic. Aquantia is headquartered in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.aquantia.com.