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10 February 2017

Qorvo's Cees Links receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Wi-Fi innovation

Qorvo Inc of Greensboro, NC, USA (which provides core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications) says that Cees Links, general manager of its Wireless Connectivity business, has been recognized for his contributions to the Wi-Fi industry with the Design News 2017 Golden Mousetrap Lifetime Achievement Award. Presented in Anaheim, CA, the award honors an individual whose career has been devoted to innovation in the Advanced Design and Manufacturing industry.

Picture: Cees Links, general manager of Qorvo's Wireless Connectivity business.

"Cees is passionate about building a smarter, more connected world – one where we can live more meaningful lives through the power of billions of interconnected devices," comments James Klein, president, Qorvo Infrastructure and Defense Products. "Many of the communications technology breakthroughs we use every day are the direct result of his unwavering commitment to this vision."

Links is considered to be a pioneer in wireless data, advancing and integrating mobile computing and continuous networking. He began his career at NCR Computers, where he was responsible for developing the first wireless local-area network (LAN) product in 1990. He continued working in wireless technology under companies including AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Agere Systems, and in 1999 closed a deal with Apple that made wireless LANs a standard feature in notebook computers.

In 2004, Links founded GreenPeak Technologies, a fabless semiconductor company focused on wireless technology for ultra-low-power, remote sense and control networks for consumer electronics. In 2016, GreenPeak was acquired by Qorvo.

As head of the Qorvo Wireless Connectivity business unit, Links leads the design and development of wireless semiconductor systems for connected devices, including advanced RF chips and software for smart-home data communications and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Links helped to establish the Wi-Fi Alliance, as well as the IEEE 802.11 standardization committee, which has become the basis for ZigBee sense and control networking technology and standardization.

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