Bluetooth SIG Names New Associate Member Directors

Today, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) announced that Peter
Liu from Bose and Ron Wong from Cypress Semiconductor will be joining
the board of directors of the Bluetooth SIG as Associate Member
Directors. The Bluetooth SIG Board of Directors is responsible for the
governance of the organization and plays a vital role in driving the
expansion of Bluetooth technology to address the needs of a growing
number of consumer and commercial markets. Both will serve a two-year
term starting in July 2018.

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Peter Liu, Architect of Wearable Systems at Bose (Photo: Business Wire)

“The addition of Peter and Ron to the Bluetooth SIG board of directors
is both an honor and a tremendous opportunity to benefit from their
knowledge and experience,” said Mark Powell, executive director of the
Bluetooth SIG. “With nearly 4 billion Bluetooth devices shipping this
year, their extensive product, wireless connectivity, and industry
expertise will be incredibly valuable as Bluetooth continues to add
advanced capabilities and drive new experiences in the audio and
connected device markets that Bluetooth leads today.”

Peter Liu is an Architect of Wearable Systems at Bose, leading programs
and creating technology platforms for hearables. Previously, he led the
Advanced Electronic Systems group in Bose Consumer Headphones to deliver
enabling technologies and architectures for the wireless and
noise-cancelling headphones enjoyed today by audio enthusiasts
worldwide. Peter delights in bringing new experiences to life by drawing
upon his expertise and network cultivated over a career spanning
semiconductors and end-products in infrastructure, cellular and consumer
electronics industries.

Ron Wong is Director, Product Marketing in the Microcontroller &
Connectivity Division of Cypress Semiconductor and manages connectivity
software solutions that help companies bring innovative, low-power
connected products to market. He is responsible for defining and driving
Cypress’ Internet of Things (IoT) product portfolio, including Bluetooth
software and Wireless Connectivity for Embedded Devices (WICED)
development kits. A veteran of wireless technology, Ron has more than 25
years of experience in wireless communications including 18 years in
Bluetooth technology.

With these new appointments, the Bluetooth SIG board now consists of
individuals from the following member companies; Apple, Bose, Cypress
Semiconductor, Ericsson, Google, Intel, Lenovo, Microsoft, Nokia,
Signify, and Toshiba.

For more information, visit the board
of directors landing page on the Bluetooth
site.

About Bluetooth® Wireless Technology

Bluetooth is the global wireless standard for simple, secure
connectivity. Propelled by a global community of more than 34,000
companies, Bluetooth serves to unify, harmonize and drive innovation in
the vast range of connected devices all around us. Through the
collective creation and shared technical standards, Bluetooth
simplifies, secures and enriches the technology experience of users
worldwide.

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