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DNLA Elects New Board Members

PORTLAND, ORE. — The Digital
Living Network Alliance (DLNA) has
elected new board members.

Nidhish Parikh, personal media
industry collaboration director for
Nokia, is now chairman of the DLNA’s
board and president. The Alliance
also announced the election
of Bob Brummer, senior director at
Microsoft, as vice chairman and VP
of DLNA. Peter Kaars, standards director
of North America for Technicolor,
was named as a standing

These newly elected board members
join company representatives
from AwoX, Broadcom, Intel, Microsoft,
Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung and
Sony. They are chartered with overseeing
the development of standards
that allow for the sharing of content
across devices, regardless of manufacturer.

“Nidhish has been an active supporter
of DLNA since the Alliance’s
inception in 2003,” said Donna Moore,
executive director of DLNA. “He has
served as a standing director since
2008, and has been instrumental in
the global growth and adoption of
DLNA standards.”

In his new role as chairman and
president, Parikh will work in conjunction
with other board members
to further consumer awareness of
DLNA Certified products and support
the interoperability needs of
continuously evolving digital lifestyles,
the group said in a statement.

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