Playa Vista, Calif. – December 11, 2014 – – Chet Pipkin, CEO of Belkin International®, a leading Southern California consumer electronics company, on Wednesday night was honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award. The award was presented at the 7th annual Digital Family Reunion, Southern California's most vibrant gathering of technology and digital media industry leaders.

Nominated by members of the Digital Family community, the Outstanding Achievement Honor recognizes an entrepreneur whose extraordinary personal success has contributed meaningfully to the local digital economy. This year's honoree is Chet Pipkin, founder and CEO of privately held tech giant Belkin International.

Pipkin founded the company out of his parent's garage in Southern California in 1983. He manufactured computer cables and sold them to local computer manufacturers and dealers in response to the growing personal computer market in the1980's. Present day, Belkin International has evolved into three global brands Belkin, WeMo and Linksys. The Belkin brand is renowned for the ease of use, while the Linksys brand pioneered wireless connectivity in the home around the globe. The WeMo brand is the leader in delivering customizable smart home experiences.

“I'm humbled and honored to be recognized by Digital Family Reunion with the Outstanding Achievement Award,” said Chet Pipkin. “It is a true testament of our team's hard work that goes into developing innovative products, and creating experiences that positively impact people's lives.”

About Belkin
At Belkin, we make people-inspired products that harness the power of technology to connect the dots between people and the experiences they love. Our award-winning product lines include wireless home networking and entertainment devices; mobile accessories for laptops, smartphones, tablets; home energy management and home automation solutions; plus a broad range of cable and power products. Belkin also owns the Linksys brand, maintaining a powerful new platform to deliver the next generation of home and wireless networking experiences. A privately held company founded in 1983, Belkin has more than 1,500 employees in 21 countries. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, Belkin can also be found on the Web at, on Facebook at, and on Twitter at

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