In This Issue:

A Look into the Future – Just for Fun

epidermalelectronicsSometimes it is just fun to look ahead and wonder what the future will bring. In 2011, there have been some interesting announcements that get the imagination going. Read more

  • Epidermal electronics
  • No batteries required for sensors
  • Re-chargeable battery life breakthrough
  • Medical tricorder
  • Caterpillars inspire a new style of robot movement

 

Voler Helps Out With Legacy Test Equipment

troubleshootingVoler was recently approached by a large medical device company that relied on test equipment that had been designed several years earlier by a firm that was no longer available. They ask Voler for help because for the last two years the equipment would periodically fail calibration and was providing inconsistent results. They had done some root cause analysis and believed that the problem was related to a particular IC in the design. They wanted us to do a more detailed analysis, fix the problem, and verify the fix. Read more

 

Should Tech Startups Outsource Product Development?

When startups ask me whether they should outsource product development, I usually answer that it’s not normally a yes or no question but more about which portions of the total project should be outsourced. I do admit that I am biased: my Silicon Valley consulting firm offers outsourced product development. Let me share with you my somewhat different perspective on outsourcing. Read more

Upcoming Events

Gaining Control over Cost and Quality in Global Manufacturing

State-of-the-Art Approaches from Design to Sourcing to Production

Date: February 7, 2012

Time: 8:30am – 1:00pm

Location: Agilent Technologies, 5301 Stevens Creek Blvd Santa Clara, California 95051

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PRG Lunch Webinar “New Product Introduction – Launching Success!”

Date: February 16, 2012

Time: 11:30am to 1:30pm

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Product Realization Certificate Program

Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012 to Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

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Cool Product Expo

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Time: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: Stanford University’s Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA

The mission of the Stanford Cool Product Expo is to generate interest in and excitement around cool products and companies in the field of manufacturing and design at Stanford and the community at large.

An attendee walking through the expo will likely encounter budding start-ups, university research lab projects, the latest R&D from global manufacturers, the best from local design studios, and more. We invite exhibitors from a variety of industries that practice innovation by way of design, function, and/or technology.

The Cool Product Expo is free and open to everyone!

More information at Stanford CPX website.

About Our Organization…

Voler Systems provides full-service R&D consulting from concept and design to production of electronic devices. Since 1979, clients have turned to us for reliable new products and test systems involving sensors and measurement electronics. Our multidisciplinary team delivers high quality products on time and on budget. We have developed hand-held equipment, web cameras, heart valve testers, RFID devices, and other specialized sensor based electronics and prototype circuits.