Company / PartnersOur PartnersExperienced designing with popular devices Voler Systems PartnersDesign Partners FusionDesign is a full-service rapid product development company where ideas become reality. Founded in 1990, we support small start-up companies and large corporations with Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering services. We pride ourselves on providing complete solutions using many different technical disciplines.Our customer projects range from small plastic enclosures to large automated robotic systems. Our mission is to work as a direct extension of the client’s workforce. Formed in 2015 through a cooperative agreement between the US Department of Defense (DoD) and FlexTech Alliance, NextFlex is a consortium of companies, academic institutions, non-profits and state, local and federal governments with a shared goal of advancing U.S. Manufacturing of FHE. By adding electronics to new and unique materials that are part of our everyday lives in conjunction with the power of silicon ICs to create conformable and stretchable smart products, FHE is ushering in an era of “electronics on everything” and advancing the efficiency of our world. Airtronics Metal Products can handle fabrication projects, straightforward or complex. We serve a variety of industries including networking equipment, semiconductor, medical, test equipment and point of sale. Acorn Product Development provides comprehensive product engineering services—from turnkey product development, sub-assembly development, and engineering analysis to materials cost analysis and manufacturing cost reduction—for leading companies around the globe. They are based in Silicon Valley with design centers in Boston, Atlanta, and China.Ken Haven, CEO and founder, has more than 25 years of product development experience including technical leadership roles with NeXT Computer, Attain, Inc., and Hewlett-Packard. He holds MS and BS degrees in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.Voler Systems and Acorn Product Development collaborate on projects where the combined skills of the two companies are needed to produce a complete quality design.One recent joint project was early design work on a wearable communicator for seniors. We worked with Acorn to investigate a number of technologies, including wireless, power control, audio and sensors. Together we were able to provide a turnkey solution to a large Japanese company and assisted them with developing a demo unit for a trade show. Medium One provides an end-to-end IoT software platform to simplify your path to production. We bring all the complex pieces of IoT under one umbrella so you don't need to spend your valuable time developing or integrating point tools together. Ops A La Carte is a Professional Consulting Firm focused on Reliability Engineering Services, Reliability Management, and Reliability Education to assist you in developing and executing any and all elements of Reliability throughout your Organization and your Product’s Life Cycle. We also have our own Reliability Lab called HALT and HASS Labs where we specialize in all forms of Accelerated Reliability Testing. The lab is located in Santa Clara, California. PRG offers a “one-stop-shop” of outsourced New Product Development (NPD), New Product Introduction (NPI), technical and operations program management, VP of operations, regulatory compliance, reliability, cost reduction, and quality improvement services to help companies bring new electronic hardware products to market. We help manage the entire product lifecycle from beginning to end. Solution Sources Programming is a Test Solution Strategy company that helps customer design and ship products that work. We show how to maximize profits by getting products to market faster and more reliably. Our services begin at the design stage where we offer to review designs to make sure they can be tested. Then we offer solutions to make sure the manufacturing facility can build them correctly using In Circuit Testing. And finally, we offer a Functional Test solution to make sure it’s functioning the way it was designed before it gets into the hands of the customer. Centrally located in San Jose by the airport and delivering solutions worldwide. Avantica is a leading Nearshore Software Engineering Services provider with extensive experience in SCRUM and Agile methodologies. Avantica currently has more than 160 ongoing projects, 26+ years of experience, over 1000 employees, and has offices in Silicon Valley, New York, Latin America, UK, and Asia.Working closely with product owners to create solutions that stand out in the market, Avantica offers services in: Software Development, Testing and Test Automation, DevOps, UI/UX, Cloud, Enterprise Mobility, Professional Services, and Business Analysis. Their expertise include: languages and frameworks, platforms, devices, testing tools, technology and standards, databases, cloud, applications, blockchain, AI applications, and DevOps. Biometric sensors for wearables.Manufacturing and Logistics PCB and box build manufacturing services. PCB manufacturing services. Evolve Manufacturing Technologies is a contract manufacturer that offers innovative end-to-end manufacturing services. Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Evolve operates a state-of-the-art 75,000 square foot manufacturing facility. With a talented and diverse team of manufacturing professionals and strong core values, Evolve provides the momentum and expertise customers are looking for. For more than 25 years, Extron has partnered with its clients to provide world-class supply chain solutions. Extron offers a comprehensive portfolio of process design, product configuration and operational value chain services. Seasoned operations professionals help Extron’s clients with supply chain design, manufacturing, configuration, packaging, fulfillment and logistics solutions. The world’s leading manufacturing supply chain company. Logistics: retail fulfillment and customer support. Uni Precision is a customer-centric manufacturer that helps innovative companies and hardware entrepreneurs start small and scale when needed. With over 30 years of experiences in prototyping and mass production, they address the special needs of small and mid-size companies by taking care of production from conception to production. Uni Precision provides engineering support, prototyping, low-volume manufacturing, and on-going production services. Most importantly, they listen, educate, and streamline processes to drive the quality up. Logistics: warehouse, distribution, packaging, inventory management, and transportation service.Services Outsourced CxOs. Business Performance Associates was founded in 1994 to assist companies in improving their business performance. It provides services in a variety of areas: Medical devices software development life cycles (IEC 62304 audits and compliance measures) FDA submission documentation on SW in devices. Quality systems (Biomedical: ISO 13485, ISO 14971, QSRs; and ISO 9001), Production and QA software validation. Sales strategy, sales process, sales skill. Back Office Services. Grand Engineering represents select component manufacturers and engineering services companies.Headquartered in California’s Napa Valley with offices in the Silicon Valley and Grass Valley, our three principal partners have more than 100 years of combined experience in engineering, operations, strategic planning, marketing and sales spanning from Tier 1 OEMs and component suppliers to start-up semiconductor and engineering companies. Our experience in ICs including ASICs, microprocessors and microcontrollers and in networking, medical, automotive, industrial, IoT and other systems enables our team to approach customer relationships with the ability to add value from both business and technical perspectives. We work closely with customers’ teams to get their design right the first time, optimized for low cost and short lead-time; moving seamlessly into production. Building your sales and retail channel. Connecting people, companies, and capital of Silicon Valley. 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