D-Link to focus on connected home market, unveils new global chairman

Networking manufacturer D-Link has announced John Hsuan as the company’s new global chairman.

The news comes as the firm celebrates 30 years in the business, and signifies a new era for D-Link, which provides consumers and SMBs with smart networking infrastructure and networked devices, such as IP Cameras.

Hsuan – who will take over the role of global chairman from Roger Kao – will lead a team of executive managers, which aims to drive innovation and brand development at D-Link.

The team will also work towards fulfilling the emerging needs of the connected home in established markets, and the fast growth of network development in emerging economies.

Hsuan, an honorary deputy chairman at global semiconductor foundry operator UMC, brings over 20 years of experience in the technology sector.

He will lead D-Link’s global operations, which comprise more than 3,000 employees including 642 R&D personnel worldwide, and 185 sales offices in 65 countries.

Hsuan has declared his focus to be: “Growing D-Link’s brand value through deep attention to how consumers interact with technology, and uniting the company around a strong vision of excellence and lasting sustainability.”

Commenting on the appointment, Kevin Wen, president of D-Link Europe, said: “Mr Hsuan has committed to listening to our millions of European customers and recognising their role in innovation. This is important to us remaining a leader in a rapidly evolving market.”

Current chairman, Roger Kao, added: “Mr Hsuan’s appointment signifies a new generation of the company, driven by new ideas, aspirations and opportunities. I am confident that, with his leadership, D-Link will continue to innovate in the networked world.”

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