Cees Links

Cees Links
General Manager, Wireless Connectivity Business Unit

Cees Links was the founder and CEO of GreenPeak Technologies, which is now part of Qorvo. Under his responsibility, the first wireless LANs were developed, ultimately becoming household technology integrated into PCs and notebooks. He also pioneered the development of access points, home networking routers, and hotspot base stations. He was involved in the establishment of the IEEE 802.11 standardization committee and the Wi-Fi Alliance. He was also instrumental in establishing the IEEE 802.15 standardization committee to become the basis for the Zigbee® sense and control networking. Since GreenPeak was acquired by Qorvo, Cees has become the General Manager of the Wireless Connectivity Business Unit in Qorvo. He was recently recognized as Wi-Fi pioneer with the Golden Mousetrap Lifetime Achievement award.

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Stories by Cees Links

Sensors Everywhere—The New Smart, Connected Home

The new smart connected home is finally becoming a reality. For many years pundits have been announcing the arrival of the smart home that can sense movement, temperature, location, and health emergencies and respond to the stimulus. What has taken so long? Two challenges have held back the connected home. The first was the lack of a standardized communication protocol and the second was the marketing muscle to make the connected home happen.