Samsung Researchers Elected as Chairs of the FiRa Consortium

Samsung Research is pleased to announce that several of our researchers were elected in the recently concluded FiRa Chair elections which allows Samsung to continuously lead the next generation Ultra-Wideband (UWB) standards.

Clint Chaplin, at Samsung Research America, was elected as the new Chair of the Board. This election reflects the strength that Clint has brought to his previous role as FiRa Secretary, and the effective leadership that has been shown in growing the FiRa consortium, and by extension, the UWB ecosystem.

Also, Karthik Srinivasa Gopalan, at Samsung R&D Institute India - Bangalore, was re-elected as co-chair of the Technical Working Group for a third term. His re-election reflects the continued support of member companies in FiRa Consortium for his leadership in the Technical Working Group. In this role he will continue leading to deliver technical specifications for UWB interoperability.

And Jieun Keum, at Samsung Research, was elected newly as co-chair of the Compliance & Certification Working Group (CCWG). Jieun has also been co-chair of Device to Device Technical group for the last two years. This election reflects that many FiRa members support Jieun’s leadership to launch FiRa 2.0 Certification Program successfully and expand the FiRa certified device ecosystem.

The FiRa Consortium is designed to grow the UWB ecosystem so new use cases for fine ranging capabilities can thrive, ultimately setting a new standard in seamless user experiences. The FiRa name, which stands for "Fine Ranging," highlights UWB technology's unique ability to deliver unprecedented accuracy when measuring the distance or determining the relative position of a target.

Clint Chaplin / Karthik Srinivasa Gopalan / Jieun Keum

About FiRa Consortium

Headquartered in Beaverton, OR, the FiRa Consortium is a member-driven organization dedicated to the development and widespread adoption of seamless user experiences using the secured fine ranging and positioning capabilities of Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technologies. To learn more about the FiRa Consortium, visit