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Qualcomm Atheros Wake-on-Wireless Cloud Solution Powers Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabooks

Computing OEMs Usher in New Era of Cloud-connected Ultrabooks at COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2012

Jun 5, 2012TAIPEI, Taiwan

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Qualcomm Atheros Inc., the networking and connectivity subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today introduced its Wake-on-Wireless™ (WoW) Cloud solution for computing platforms, debuting in the new Acer Aspire S5 Ultrabook at COMPUTEX TAIPEI in Taiwan. WoW Cloud-enabled Acer Ultrabooks are equipped to wake up remotely, connect to the AcerCloud while the system is in idle or sleep mode, transfer content remotely, and go back to sleep, to deliver instant-on and always-connected capability.

Qualcomm Atheros’ WoW Cloud-enabled AR9462 chip is the market’s first solution capable of both PCIe offload and remote cloud connectivity on a WLAN product. These features will enable the Acer S5 Ultrabook and future WoW Cloud-enabled devices to keep content and applications constantly up to date and extend battery life. A new feature supported in Qualcomm Atheros’ dual-band (2.4/5 GHz), 2-stream 802.11n and Bluetooth 4.0 single-chip combo solution, WoW Cloud offers remote wake-up capability for cloud-connected Ultrabooks. This new capability enables Qualcomm Atheros to help usher in a new era of cloud-connected computing platforms.

“We are proud to be launching our Wake-on-Wireless Cloud software solution for the first time with the company that gave the world its thinnest Ultrabook,” said Vivek Gupta, vice president and general manager of computing, Qualcomm Atheros. “Optimizing the Acer S5’s connectivity to the AcerCloud is another way that Qualcomm Atheros is demonstrating its commitment to continuously advance mobile connectivity solutions.”

“Our vision at Acer is to provide our customers, who are increasingly shifting personal multimedia and data content from their computers to the cloud, easy anytime and anywhere remote access,” said David Lee, assistant vice president of the mobile computing business unit, Acer Inc. “Qualcomm Atheros has played a role in helping make the feature ready”

AcerCloud is available on Acer consumer PCs and Acer Android-enabled devices. For more information, please visit Qualcomm Atheros’ COMPUTEX exhibit at the Grand Hyatt, Residence II in Taipei, Taiwan, June 5-9, 2012.

About Qualcomm Atheros
Qualcomm Atheros Inc., the networking and connectivity subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, is a leading provider of wireless and wired technologies for the mobile, networking, computing and consumer electronics markets. The organization is focused on inventing technologies that connect and empower people in ways that are elegant and accessible to all. With its broad connectivity portfolio, Qualcomm Atheros provides its global customer base with high-performance, end-to-end solutions, featuring Wi-Fi®, GNSS Location, Bluetooth®, Ethernet, HomePlug® powerline, passive optical networking (PON) and Ethernet over Coax (EoC) technologies. Qualcomm Atheros leverages its substantial expertise in RF, signal processing, software and networking to deliver highly integrated, low-power, system-level solutions that enable customers to create high-performance, differentiated products. For more information, go to


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