Company History

Linkplay Technology was established four years ago by a core team of high caliber technology entrepreneurs from Google, Broadcom and InterVideo. Linkplay develops cutting-edge wireless technology for a variety of products and applications featured in top brands on the market. It has integrated into 40 brand products such as Jam Audio, AudioPro, Edifier, and many more.

Linkplay works with top audio product brands to provide customizable and meticulously crafted wi-fi audio technology solutions. Using only highest quality components, Linkplay’s solutions enable new and unique audio products to create limitless and profound auditory experiences.

Today, Linkplay is comprised of a global team of talented hardware and software engineers and business veterans. Technology partners include original design manufacturers (ODMs), component suppliers and key technology investors. We build high-fidelity, wireless audio systems with our cornerstone Wi-Fi audio technology. We help partners integrate Wi-Fi technology and integrate it into their own brands.

Our headquarters are based in the Silicon Valley, US and Shanghai, China.

Interested in learning more about Linkplay? Send us an email or fill out our contact form today and we'd be more than happy to connect and answer questions.

Leadership Team

Lifeng Zhao, PhD

Founder

Lifeng is the creative mastermind behind Linkplay’s patent-pending technology. He possesses a PhD in Electrical Engineering from USC (University of Southern California) and holds 8 US and 6 European patents. Before Linkplay and Wiimu (Linkplay’s parent company), he founded and sold two other companies, NemoChips and Intervideo. Anyone who’s interacted with him can see immediately that he is passionate about the endless possibilities of wireless technology and its applications to enhance everyday life in meaningful ways.

Jade Wu

General Manager & Chief Business Officer

Jade is no stranger to the ebbs and flows of Silicon Valley and its hi-tech industry. She is an 8-year veteran in Google’s product teams, and is accomplished academically with a Master’s degree in Liberal Arts from Stanford University and a Master’s degree in Media Management. Jade leads the charge in developing the US business for Linkplay through establishing partnerships with stream music services, product manufacturers, and brands.

Lin Ma

Vice President of Engineering

Lin serves as Vice President of Engineering at Linkplay. In this role, Lin oversees engineering teams responsible for core technology developments including embedded software, Wi-Fi, audio and various streaming protocols, and system integration. Before joining Linkplay, Lin worked as the manager of the firmware and diagnostics team at Cavium Networks. Prior to Cavium, Lin served in a variety of key roles in the core Wi-Fi team at Broadcom in Sunnyvale, where he successfully led and delivered world-class Wi-Fi software. Before that, Lin held software manager positions at Nemochips and InterVideo. Lin earned a B.S. in Automation from Beijing Institute of Technology.

  • Clarance Zhao

    Director of Hardware
  • Haiyong Zhou

    Director of Research & Development
  • Ocean Liu

    Director of Sales

Linda Ferguson

Director of Public Relations

Linda brings a wealth of PR expertise to Linkplay’s leadership team with twenty years of public relations experience working with technology companies, CE and speaker brands, and wireless audio semiconductor companies. As the director of PR for Linkplay, she is responsible for establishing and building awareness for Linkplay’s unique Wi-Fi audio platform with consumers, partners, press and analysts. Previously, she was the director of marketing and communications for the industry group, Wireless Speaker and Audio Association, WiSA, where she provided strategic counsel to the Association and its 35 member companies such as; Bang & Olufsen, GGEC, Klipsch, Sharp, Summit Semiconductor and others. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Valdosta State University.

Technology Partners

Investors

Press

Media Contact:
Linda Ferguson, Director of PR
Lindaf@linkplay.com or 1+503-869-5827

Branding

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US Offices

Silicon Valley Office
370 Convention Way
Redwood City, CA 94063
Riverside Office
5225 Canyon Crest Dr.
Riverside, CA 92507

China Offices

Shanghai Office
WuBao Rd. 255, #701
Minhang District, Shanghai
Shenzhen Office
Ming You industrial Products Procurement Center, #205, Building B, Xixang Baoyuan Road
Bao An District, Shenzhen

Linkplay News

November 22, 2016

Linkplay Makes It Easier to Build Wi-Fi Speakers with Amazon Alexa

On November 21, 2016, the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) proudly announced their integration with the turn-key audio solution, "Powered by Linkplay". Using Linkplay audio solution provides many benefits including access to a wide range of music services including Spotify, IHeartRadio, TIDAL, and more.

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November 2, 2016

Amazon Alexa Voice Service Integration

Linkplay Is Among the First Audio Solution Providers to Integrate AVS with the Launch of Jam Voice   Palo Alto, CA, November 2, 2016, Linkplay Technology, a leading WiFi audio solution provider, today announced the broad availability of a WiFi audio solution that integrates with the Alexa Voice Service (AVS). The integration makes it easier and faster for speaker manufacturers to bring devices with Alexa to their customers. Jam Audio used the WiFi audio solution for its speaker with Alexa, Jam Voice, with push to talk technology. The speaker is available as of October 30, 2016.  

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August 17, 2016

The JAM Rhythm Speaker

  We are excited to announce that JAM’s new speaker “Rhythm” is powered by Linkplay! Through Wi-Fi the Rhythm allows you to stream music to any room in your house and control it directly from your phone with the use of the JAM WiFi app. Downloading this app allows the user to stream Spotify, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, and your own personal music library over a Wi-Fi connection.  

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July 5, 2016

Wave Hello to TIDAL

We've got big, BIG NEWS! The latest iOS update version 2.7 is out and it's making some noise! We've finally integrated TIDAL into our army of music services. Now you can experience seamless listening across iOS devices and through Airplay.

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January 27, 2016

Confessions of a Youtuber

Have you heard of the Cloud Fox by Doss? Here we have Alberto Torres, a renown tech YouTuber, to share his two-cents about the Cloud Fox speakers. With over 100k subscribers and 18million hits on YouTube, Torres has an incredible fan-base and is trusted by tech-lovers all over for his reviews. Every week he chooses technology from the Top 10 Best of the Week segments and recently made an appearance at CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas.

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January 7, 2016

The iDeaHome

One of the newest products Powered by Linkplay is called the IdeaHome. It’s quite different from the traditional Bluetooth speaker, in fact, the newest Wi-Fi technology embedded into its hardware guarantees a bandwidth of up to 150Mbps. Higher bandwidth carries more audio signal, which means you can stream music with a full and rich quality!

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November 11, 2014

Linkplay Technology Inc. Launches Kickstarter Campaign for MÜZO Cobblestone

Linkplay Technology Inc. has unveiled the simply designed MÜZO Cobblestone, a HiFi audio adapter and WiFi Music Player that turns any powered speaker into a wireless sound system. The team has now launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds required to take the MÜZO Cobblestone into production and distribution in early 2015.

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