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Tips to successfully manage product development without a technical background

Managing product development is difficult. Especially when you don't have a technology background and you are doing it for the first time. We have worked with many such business owners to help them develop hardware and software products. Throughout the years we have also discovered there's a lot of inaccurate advice out there. This article [...]

December 15th, 2016|Categories: Design Tips, Management, Project Management, V2016|

Walt Maclay Speaks to a USAsia Venture Group

Walt Maclay was delighted to be an invited speaker at a USAsia Venture Group  meeting concerned with commercialization of early-stage technologies. These IoT case studies illustrate the different ways that smart, connected devices are being leveraged for competitive advantage. He presented design trends and challenges for Sensors, IoT, Wearable Devices, and Home Health. Here is [...]

November 14th, 2016|Categories: IoT, News, Trends|

Newsletter 2016, Issue 4

  Volume 2016, Issue 4 Newsletter Insights for Engineering Managers In This Issue The Engineering Manager's Journey For engineering managers who want to create workplace environments for high performance and engineering excellence, learning from peers is a great way to become a better manager. Check out some lessons learned from peer engineering leaders. John Dring: [...]

November 8th, 2016|Categories: News, Newsletters, V2016|

Voler Systems hires Vice President of Engineering

Voler Systems, a leading full-service product development consulting firm, has hired John Dring to be its Vice President of Engineering. He will be responsible for the development of complex board based systems which require hardware and firmware experience and knowledge. John is an accomplished leader and engineer of innovative, high-technology products. Most recently serving as [...]

October 16th, 2016|Categories: News, V2016|

Partner Spotlight: Whipsaw

Whipsaw is an Industrial Design & Engineering firm located in San Jose and San Francisco, California. Whipsaw focuses on innovative product design, development and branding. Whipsaw creates highly successful, award-winning products and experiences in the consumer electronics, housewares, medical, wearables, computing, scientific, industrial, and business product categories. Dan Harden, President of Whipsaw, is a hands-on [...]

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Partners, V2016|

An Interesting CBInsight Article About Medical Device Startups

In CBInsight's article "Redefining The Future of Medicine: 72 Medical Device Startups Advancing Treatment And Prevention", they estimate medical device funding as $3.5B in 2016. It highlights and categorizes 72 private medical device companies. Their 9 business categories are: General Surgery - Companies developing advances to common surgical techniques as well as procedures such as suturing. Examples [...]

October 6th, 2016|Categories: Medical Devices, V2016|

The Engineering Manager’s Journey for Engineering Excellence

For engineering managers who want to create workplace environments for high performance and engineering excellence, learning from peers is a great way to become a better manager. Here are some lessons learned from peer engineering leaders as they share their journeys. Transitioning into Your New Engineering Management Role In Charles-Axel Dein's blog, he shares what [...]

August 24th, 2016|Categories: Management, Project Management, V2016|

Volume 2016, Issue 3 Newsletter

  Volume 2016, Issue 3 Newsletter Insights for Engineering Managers In This Issue Optimized for Long Battery Life Voler Systems and V2Solutions recently partnered to develop the hardware, embedded software, mobile app and website for a home health product. It required a small battery-powered device to transmit data to a mobile phone and website. The [...]

August 19th, 2016|Categories: News, Newsletters, V2016|

Partnership Provides Home Health Solutions

Voler Systems and V2Solutions recently partnered to develop the hardware, embedded software, mobile app and website for a home health product. It required a small battery-powered device to transmit data to a mobile phone and website. The biggest challenge in this project was the battery life: how to maximize the length of time between charges [...]

July 29th, 2016|Categories: IoT, Low Power, Medical Devices, Recent Projects, V2016, Wearable Devices|

Walt Maclay Selected as Reviewer for SBIR/STTR Programs

Walt Maclay is honored to be selected as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) programs. As a reviewer, Walt will be asked to assess the merits of grant applications for their technical feasibility. The SBIR program accepts applications from small businesses across a broad [...]

July 28th, 2016|Categories: News|