The Future of Mobile Waterproofing

By Steve Venuti, VP Strategic Solutions

Every major step forward in the development of mobile device technologies has stemmed from addressing the greatest consumer desires. From the desire for greater processing power to increased memory to enhanced camera capabilities and more, the mobile phone has grown to satisfy and adapt to all of these needs. However, according to Simon McElrea, CEO of Semblant Inc., there are still some remaining areas that need improvement:

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Want to Cut the Cord? Eliminate the Port!

By Steve Venuti, VP Strategic Solutions

I was amused by a recent Intel post I saw on LinkedIn entitled “Cut the cords” followed by “HDMI cables can be rather dramatic…see what happens when an HDMI cord decides to be dramatic before a big presentation.” I thought it petty that Intel decided to focus on an HDMI rather than DisplayPort – but okay, in Intel’s world of digital video cables, HDMI = bad and DisplayPort = good…I get that. But the fun part came when I clicked on the link.

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From Idea to Mass Production: For Startups, the Proof is in the Plant

By Mariel van Tatenhove, VP Products

One of the most common misconceptions about startups is where the heavy lifting is. Most people think it’s the beginning: the great idea and building the first prototypes and demos. There’s no doubt this takes an extraordinary amount of energy and focus, but I’d argue the last mile – manufacturing and making sure the product gives users a great user experience – is as critical for success. In the end, an idea doesn’t matter if you cannot produce product in mass volume with 99.99% reliability – as well as make people understand why they would want it. From my perspective, it’s the final phases that make the difference between success and obscurity.

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Data Security is not for the Passive

By Ian Kyles, VP IC

When I first started to write this blog, I thought I would start with the seemingly obvious statement that “it seems that every week we hear of a new instance of large-scale data breaches.” What I didn’t realize was how this assertion woefully understated the current situation.

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Even Dinosaurs Evolve – the USB Type-C Connector

By Roger Isaac, Chief Technology Officer

There’s been a lot of fanfare about the new USB Type-C connector, and I suppose there should be. The latest in the line of USB connectors continues the evolution of smaller mechanical connectors capable of higher data rates. It’s another step forward for both consumers and manufacturers. It can deliver a lot of power. And it’s reversible. It all sounds so good. But…

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When You Look to Replace Connectors, Look Deep Inside

Guest Blog Post
David Pheteplace, Senior VP, Bishop & Associates

We all know the pains of using external connectors – wear and tear, interference with wireless signals, holes in the side of our otherwise sleek products. But when it comes to replacing standard electronic connectors, there is huge opportunity beneath the surface of our devices.

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One Connector is One Too Many

By Steve Venuti, VP Strategic Solutions

I remember in the early days of HDMI (2002), we were considering the messaging platform for launching what would become the new interconnectivity standard for consumer electronics devices. We had two obvious choices for the primary message:

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The BIG Deal About Connectors in Mobile Devices

Guest Blog Post
David Pheteplace, Senior VP, Bishop & Associates

Bishop & Associates is about connectors and interconnect research and metrics. I spend most of my working days thinking about connectors. Where are they used? How many are used? What are the benefits of different connector types and what are the problems? Ad infinitum. You might say I am obsessed. So why are mobile device connectors such a BIG deal?

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The Old Way is… OLD

By Gary McCormack, Keyssa Co-Founder and CTO

For my own particular reasons, I had arrived at the conclusion that connectors had to get out of our way. But the path there required going back in time.

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