Ayla Networks, the California-headquartered internet-of-things solution provider, announced today that Jeff Xiong, former co-CTO at Tencent, has joined the company’s advisory board.

Noting the burgeoning internet-of-things trend in China, Ayla Networks set up an office in Shenzhen, China’s electronics manufacturing hub, in the first half of this year, and raised US$14.5 million from investors including some Chinese investment firms.

Ayla Networks creates Ayla-enabled chipsets, mobile app development and Cloud-based services to connect any device to the internet.

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Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com