The HomeGrid Forum said Dr. Leonard “Len” Dauphinee has been appointed president of the group, which is focused no G.hn, a speedy home networking technology for that can run on coax, copper pairs, powerline, and plastic optical fiber.
Dauphinee, the VP and CTO of MaxLinear’s Broadband Group, succeeds Donna Yasay, who stepped down as the Forum’s president last month.
Dauphinee’s appointment comes about six months after MaxLinear acquired Marvell’s G.hn business for $21 million, a move that complemented the chipmaker’s linkages to products that use Multimedia over Coax Alliance technology. Dauphinee is also a member of the MoCA board.
G.hn is based on standards developed by the International Telecommunications Union, and includes promoter members such as AT&T, BT, KT Telecom and Chunghwa Teleco. Arris is using G.hn for a new line of “RipCurrent” routers and extenderssold at retail that use powerline technology in tandem with WiFi.
“G.hn has gained momentum within the service provider and retail markets over the last few years. It has proven its capabilities as the in-home networking technology of choice, but we still have work to do,” Dauphinee said in a statement. “A few years ago, we were talking about G.hn being the 4K TV enabler; now the industry has moved forward to explore the potential of 8K, and HomeGrid Forum is meeting this new challenge.”
Prior to joining MaxLinear, Dauphinee worked at Broadcom, leading broadband RF IC design for MoCA, satellite TV, cable modem, cable set-top, terrestrial TV, and microwave backhaul products.