Belkin Launches Emergency Ventilator

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Los Angeles-based consumer electronics giant Belkin says it is working with the University of Illinois, to make available an emergency ventilator, which was designed in conjunction with the University of Illinois. According to Belkin, the FlexVent Gas-Operated Ventilator is pending the review and approavl of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). belkin emergency ventilator health healthcare covid19 pandemic hardware

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Belkin's Chet Pipkin Shifts To Board

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Los Angeles-based consumer electronics giant Belkin announced on Thursday that founder and CEO Chet Pipkin is shifting his attention to the board, taking on the role of Executive Chairman. Pipkin has been CEO of Belkin for thirty seven years. Malony has been at Belkin for fifteen years. Belkin's brands also included Linksys, Wemo, and Phyn--with the company having merged in 2018 with electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn Interconnect Technology.

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Belkin Plans Move To El Segundo

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Los Angeles-based consumer electronic giant Belkin announced on Thursday that it is planning to move its headquarters from Playa Vista to El Segundo, in Q4, as part of what it called a move to a "hybrid, flexible" workspace. Belkin said the new headquarters, at 555 Aviation, also will help it reach a corporate goal of becoming carbon neutral in scope 2 emissions by 2025. belkin segundo playa vista headquarters electronics consumer foxconn

Belkin Rolls Out 60W GaN Wall Charger

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Los Angeles-based Belkin is rolling out a new, 60W wall charger based on new gallium nitride (GaN) technology, which promises to make wall chargers much smaller than they are now. According to Belkin, its BOOST CHARGE PRO USB-C PD GaN Wall Charger charges such USB-C PD enabled devices as the Google Pixel 5, iPad Pro or Macbook Pro. belkin wall charger gallium nitride electronics semiconductor power usbc

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Interview with Steve Malony, CEO, Belkin

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Our interview today is with Steve Malony, the CEO of Belkin International (www.belkin.com), the consumer electronics and accessories giant which is based in Playa Del Rey (and soon is moving to El Segundo). I think if we, as Belkin, can find a way to help the communities where we are, where we are living, by helping students grow and helping them with the challenges they face, that's a natural thing with who we are and who we've become over the past 39 or so years.

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Belkin Announces Move to El Segundo

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Computer accessories manufacturer Belkin International Inc. announced March 11 that it plans to move from its current headquarters in Playa Vista to a new office space in El Segundo

School Links With Belkin On Combined High School, College Effort

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Portal Schools and consumer electronics giant Belkin International said on Monday that the two are partnering to launch an on-campus, combined high school and college degree at Belkin International's office headquarters in Los Angeles, starting in August. educaiton learning internship embedded career school high belkin schools portalIs the future of learning at your local corporate campus? In the case of a new, emerging private high school in Los Angeles, it might be.

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Belkin Founder Chet Pipkin Steps Down as CEO

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Playa Vista-based consumer electronics company Belkin International Inc. announced a leadership change Jan.

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Belkin Founder Chet Pipkin Steps Down as CEO

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Belkin International Inc. founder Chet Pipkin stepped down as chief executive at the Playa Vista-based consumer electronics company

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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 Powering Chargers For Los Angeles Football Club

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Los Angeles-based electronics products maker Belkin has inked a deal to power charging stations at the home of the Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC), at the Banc of California stadium, the company said on Tuesday. According to Belkin, the partnership includes Belkin wireless and wired chargers, both in the luxury suites and the Stadium's concourse. belkin phone device charger lafc angeles football club electronics sports stadium

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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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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 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 today that it has launched the Travel Rockstar Battery Pack + Charger + Surge , a device which includes not only a big battery pack, but also a surge protector and two AC outlets, plus a USB charging port. Belkin said the new product will retail for around $59.99. belkin travel charger battery surge protector

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Belkin Buys Linksys From Cisco

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Linksys , the Irvine-based manufacturer of network switches, wireless routers, and other products, has just been sold to Playa Vista-based Belkin , bringing the firm's corporate ownership back to Southern California. Belkin said Thursday that it has entered an agreement to acquire Cisco's Home Network Business Unit --which owns the Linksys business and brand, to help bolster its position in the home networking business.

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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 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 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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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 Reynoso replaces Chet Pipkin, the firm's current CEO, who remains Chairman of the board. READ MORE>>.

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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, 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 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 it is shipping three new protective sleeves for the iPad, designed to protect the device from scratching. Belkin said the Vue, Max, and Grip Sleeve products will range from $29.99 Tags: protective sleeve accessory apple tablet ipad belkin

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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 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 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. According to Belkin, the acquisition moves the firm into the energy conservation market, and will help it expand its Conserve energy management product portfolio. 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. According to Belkin and Crock-Pot, they have just rolled out a brand new, smartphone enabled Crock-Pot, which allows consumers to adjust, manage, and monitor their slow cooker using a smartphone or tablet. 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. Belkin said that Johnston will lead the globalization of the firm's IT infrastructure and applications portfolio. Tags: belkin international electronics executive

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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. The company manufactures products that work with consumer electronics, so unless you’re a complete luddite, chances are you and most everyone else in the developed world has used a Belkin device at one time or another.

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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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

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. We also pulled the socalTECH 50 on stage for a group photo and acknowledgement, and presented Belkin founder Chet Pipkin with his award, and then it was all about networking, food, friendships, and fun.

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

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.

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 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

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 and Qualcomm Team on 5G Hotspots

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Los Angeles-based Linksys , which is the connect home division of Belkin , says that it has introduced a new, 5G and Wi-Fi 6 mobile hotspot, which works in Korea. Linksys and Belkin are now owned by Foxconn Interconnect Technology. Linksys said its new 5G Mobile Hotspot uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon X5S 5G Modem-RF Systema nd Qualcomm FastConnect 6800. The hotspot works only with Korea Telecom. The company says it has a similar hotspot with Hong Kong, with CSL.

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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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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 Irvine-based networking product developer Linksys said this morning that it has released a network router, along with other products for its WRT product family.

Wemo Debuts Outdoor Wi-Fi Smart Plug

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Wemo is the smart home unit of consumer giant Belkin. The new devie will cost $39.99, and is now available at Amazon and Belkin's website. Los Angeles-based connected home products maker Wemo has launched a new, outdoor Wi-Fi enabled "smart plug", which users can control using their phone or tablet. According to Wemo, its new WiFi outdoor Smart Plug allows users to control lights, holiday decorations and other outdoor devices and appliances with no subscription or hub required.

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Wemo Rolls Out Wireless HomeLink Controller

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Los Angeles-based Wemo, the home automation and Internet-of-Things (IoT) brand owned by Belkin International, says it has launched a new product, the Wemo Stage Scene Controller. The new device--which mounts on a wall--lets users manage and control "scenes" for lighting, entertainment, security, and temperature in their homes. The device connects to the HomeKit home control system, letting users active up to six customized HomeKit scenes (i.e.

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