Belkin Acquired By Foxconn In $866M Deal

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Los Angeles-based consumer electronics and accessories maker Belkin --which is behind such well known brands as Belkin, Linksys, Wemo, and Phyn--has been acquired by Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn , in a deal worth $866M in cash. As part of the acquisition, Chet Pipkin, the CEO and founder of Belkin International will join Foxconn's managemen team, and will continue to lead Belkin International and its family of brands.

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Belkin Rolls Out Combo Travel Charger, Battery

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Playa Vista-based consumer electronics company Belkin is taking aim at the frequent traveler, with its latest product. Belkin said the new product will retail for around $59.99. belkin travel charger battery surge protector

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Foxconn Acquires Belkin for $866 Million

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Foxconn, the Taiwanese manufacturing company that makes iPhones, announced the acquisition of Playa Vista-based Belkin for $866 million. The cash deal includes Belkin’s associated brands Linksys, Wemo and Phyn

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Belkin Completes Linksys Buy

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Network router and wireless equipment provider Linksys , which has been part of Cisco since 2003, is now back in Southern California hands, after Playa Vista-based computer accessory maker Belkin said it has completed its acquisition of the company. Belkin said it will manage and maintain Linksys as a separate brand and product portfolio. Belkin said it will continue to bring new Linksys products to market in the near future. Cisco and Belkin agreed to the sale in January.

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Belkin's Wemo Expands Home Automation Lineup

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Belkin has big plans in the home automation area, and even owns its own "test house" in Newport Beach where the company tests and installs all of its Wemo products in a real-life home. wemo water home automation belkin gadgets devices

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Belkin Names Reynoso CEO

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Compton-based Belkin International , which makes electronics accessories and cables, said Tuesday that it has promoted President Mark Reynoso to the additional position of CEO. Reynoso has been at Belkin since 1996. Tags: accessories executive electronics international belkin

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Belkin Announces iPad Accessories

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Hot on the heels of the announcement of Apple Computer 's new iPad tablet computer, Compton-based computer accessories manufacturer Belkin said it has announced three new accessories focused on the device. Belkin said the Vue, Max, and Grip Sleeve products will range from $29.99

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Digital Family Reunion Honors Belkin Founder Chet Pipkin

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The Founder and CEO of Belkin International , Chet has achieved what to most entrepreneurs remains an elusive buzzword: ubiquity. Belkin International is a private, LA-based corporation with yearly revenues of more than $1 billion. He shared, “Belkin is on a campus.

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Belkin Spins Out Wemo Water To New Joint Venture, Phyn

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Playa Vista-based Belkin International , and safe drinking water delivery systems developer Uponor said Wednesday that the two have teamed together to create a new, joint venture, called Phyn. Belkin and Uponor said that Phyn will be a standalone entity, using Belkin's former Wemo Water technology as the basis for future products. Belkin said it will transfer its IP, staff, and non-monetary assets into Phyn, with Uponor investing $15M for a minority stake in the company.

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Belkin, D-Link, Linksys On Compromised CIA Router List

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Routers from Playa Del Rey-based Belkin and subsidiary Linksys , as well as Fountain Valley-based D-Link , have appeared on a new list of Internet routers which have been compromised by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), according to reports on Thursday. The list of router manufacturers involved include Asus, Belkin, Buffalo, Dell, DLink, Linksys, Motorola, Netgear, Senao, and US Robotics. belkin dlink linksys compromise wrt54g router internet surveillance wikileaks

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Belkin Rolls Out High Speed HDMI Cable For Apple TV 4K

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Los Angeles-based Belkin announced a new, high speed HDMI cable today, which it says is designed to connect Apple TV 4K, Mac or HDMI devices a TV or A/V receiver. Belkin is selling the cable through its own web site, in addition to Apple Stores and Apple.com. belkin hdmi appletv television apple computerThe company said its cable is specifically optimized for the Apple TV 4K, and is compatible with the Dolby Vision high dynamic range technology.

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Belkin Opens First Bricks-and-Mortar Store, At LAX

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Marina Del Rey-based consumer electronics accessory maker Belkin says it has opened up its first ever, bricks-and-mortar store, located a LAX Airport in Terminal 6. Belkin said the new store--being run in conjunction with airport concessionaire Huddson Group--will offer up its tablet and smartphone accessories, including chargers, cables, screen protectors, and more. belkin bricks mortar expansion retail retailing airport tablet smartphone

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Belkin Targets High End, Luxury Cars With New Charger

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Playa Vista-based electronics accessory maker Belkin said this morning that it is launching a new line of in-car chargers, specifically aimed at high end, luxury cars. Belkin said its new Car Power Valet and Dual Car Power Valet chargers work on the iPhone, iPod, and iPad, and adjusts the amount of power needed using an embedded chip for those different devices. belkin luxury chargering charger iphone ipod ipad

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Silicon Beach Report March 27: Foxconn Acquires Belkin for $866 Million

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Foxconn acquires Belkin for $866 million; Relativity raises $35 Million; and Snapchat acquires PlayCanvas

Belkin Opens New R&D Lab In Seattle

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Los Angeles-based Belkin International , the computer accessories and products developer led by Chet Pipkin, said this morning that it has expanded its offices in Seattle, and created a new R&D lab called WeMo Labs. Belkin has long had an office in Seattle, since 2010, when it acquired startup Zensi, the foundation of Belkin''s existing connected home products. wemo labs belkin research internet things device seattle expansion unniversity washington

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Belkin Buys Energy Sensing Technology Firm

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Playa Vista-based Belkin , a manufacturer of computer accessories, announced today that it has acquired Zensi , a developer of technology that senses and monitors energy use. Tags: belkin zensi energy monitoring merger acquisition hardware cleantech

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Belkin Rolls Out A Smartphone Connected Crock Pot For The Modern Age

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The age-old cooking device has gotten a modern makeover, thanks to Playa Vista-based electronics and accessories manufacturer Belkin. Belkin said the product is the first from a collaboration with Jarden Consumer Solutions, the company which owns the Crock-Pot brand.

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Belkin Looks To Ingram Micro For CIO

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Compton-based Belkin International , a maker of electronics accessories, disclosed this morning that it has hired on a Chief Information Officer, Deanna Johnston. Belkin snagged Johnson from Ingram Micro, where she was Vice President of Information Technology.

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Belkin's Latest Accessory Looks To Tame Lack Of Pockets

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Playa Vista-based computer accessory and products maker Belkin has been pushing the limits of technology lately, with such products as its Wi-fi enabled water sensors and MIMO routers. Belkin said it has launched two new products, a new Fitness Belt and its Storage Plus Armband , which are specifically designed to help users with a place to put their smartphones and other items. belkin belt armband workout gear accessory smartphone

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Silicon Beach Report Sept. 12: Belkin Unveils Wireless Charging Pad For iPhone 8 and iPhone X

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Belkin unveils wireless charging pad for iPhone 8 and iPhone X, The Africa Channel sets launch of subscription VOD service and SpaceX assessing if any damage was done to its Florida launch facility

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DFR2014 and the socalTECH 50: SoCal's Tech Industry Celebrates The Holidays

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Thanks to everyone who joined us last night for the Digital Family Reunion , where we celebrated this year''s socalTECH 50 , and awarded Belkin founder Chet Pipkin with DFR''s Outstanding Achievement Award.

Phyn Starts Pre-Orders For First Product, Phyn Plus

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The pre-orders come as the company has quietly been running a pilot program in homes for its device, which was spun out of Belkin and its Wemo division. phyn water monitoring conservation cleantech wemo belkin

Phyn Names Bizdev Head

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Uponor is also a major investor in Phyn, which was originally spun out of Belkin. phyn water monitoring conservation cleantech belkin executiv plumbing mariel devesaTorrance-based Phyn , a startup which is bringing a high tech, whole home water usage and monitoring system to market, is announcing today that it has named Mariel Devesa as Global Head of Business Development.

Phyn Taps Into $10M More For AI-Powered Plumbing Monitoring Device

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Torrance-based Phyn , the developer of the remarkably advanced water monitoring technology spun out of Belkin, said today that it has raised another $10M in funding, from current investor Uponor. phyn water monitoring conservation cleantech wemo belkin plumbing venture capital uponor machine learning artificial intelligence

Phyn Starts Gathering Interest For First Product, Phyn Plus

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The move comes as the company has quietly been running a pilot program in homes for its device, which was spun out of Belkin and its Wemo division. belkin wemo cleantech conservation monitoring water phyn

How Phyn Is Bringing The World Of High Tech To Water Conservation, With Ryan Kim

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We spoke this morning with a Los Angeles startup, Phyn (www.phyn.com)--which recently spun out of Belkin in a joint venture with Uponor--to talk about the company's water monitoring devices, which apply some remarkably sophisticated research and computer technology to monitor the usage of all of a home's water--all through monitoring a single water pipe. We identified this as a problem about eight or nine years ago at Belkin, just at the beginning of the WeMo efforts there.

Silicon Beach Report June 27: Maersk Halts Operations at Port of Los Angeles After Cyberattack

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Maersk halts operations at Port of Los Angeles after cyberattack, Belkin starts selling backpacks and messenger bags and Snapchat pitches advertisers on advantages of Snapchat’s smaller audience

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Linksys Adds Wireless Router, Range Extenders

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Linksys--which is owned by Belkin--said in a CES media briefing and tour in December that wireless range extenders are a strategic area for the company this year. linksys belkin wireless router range extender

LA CEOs

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LA CEOs presents: Belkin CEO, Chet Pipkin - Internet of Things (IoT)Chet Pipkin is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Belkin International based in Playa Vista, in the heart of Los Angeles. In his parents' garage in the early 1980s, he founded what became Belkin International and its three distinct brands, Belkin, Linksys, and WeMo. Fast Company recently named Belkin one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies in the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Digest 5/23-30: Snapchat’s $1.8B Raise, March Capital’s $240M Fund, Victorious $25M Series B

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BELKIN Launches PHYN to Apply Water Conservation to IoT ( link ). News amplify belkin Kely Slater March Capital Ryot snapchat Snapstorms Taskus Victorious**. THIS WEEK’S EVENTS: see full calendar. Tuesday May 31. Hack for LA. Future of Transportation. Wednesday June 1. IBM Watson.

Tech and Entertainment Have a Home in Silicon Beach

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Belkin is also here, as are digital entertainment firms Konami , ICANN , Rovi , as well as Cybercoders and USC Institute for Creative Technologies. Malibu and Beverly Hills have long been hot neighborhoods for entertainment execs.

REACH Connected Future: Home Recap

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Peter Taylor, Senior Product Manager of Belkin Wemo. Once inside, Belkin’s Wemo systems control everything from lighting to entertainment, and weMonitor watches over everything’s power consumption. Peter from Belkin jumps into the fray.

When Will Dinner Cook Itself? | Moment The Smart Home Goes Mainstream

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A slew of app-enabled, Wi-Fi-connected kitchen gadgets are spilling onto the market, including Belkin’s WeMo Crock-Pot and the iKettle , but these are just upgrades on existing kitchen gadgets; they are not disrupting the way we think about our kitchen.

The Internet of Things Version 0.5

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Maybe you don’t, but when you attach an IoT device like the Belkin insight switch between your wall and fridge you quickly find out your refrigerator’s annual energy consumption alone costs more than a brand new appliance.

Atar Capital Buys Canadian Technology Distributor Microcel

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Microcel represents such vendors as GoalZero, Polk, Belkin, fitbit and Logitech, and was founded in 1989. Los Angeles-based private equity investor Atar Capital said this morning that it has acquired Canadian technology distributor Microcel. Microcel is a distributor of technology products, and supplies Canadian big box retailers, electronic stores, e-commerce, and specialty outdoor stores, including Walmart, the Source, Best Buy, Amazon, and Indigo Books.

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