Mouser Electronics – Distributor of Semiconductors and Electronic Components
From Mouser’s website
Mouser Electronics is a worldwide leading authorized distributor of semiconductors and electronic components for over 750 industry leading manufacturers. We specialize in the rapid introduction of new products and technologies for design engineers and buyers. Our extensive product offering includes semiconductors, interconnects, passives, and electromechanical components.
In 2007, Mouser became a part of the Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Today, Buffett’s holdings include insurance and finance subsidiaries and a host of almost fifty businesses ranging from jewelry and furniture to manufactured homes.
Mouser has a strong commitment to customer service. That’s why we’ve won awards for our legendary worldwide customer service excellence. We understand the value of having a knowledgeable person there to answer your questions quickly. Mouser is redefining customer-focused distribution.
Crowd Supply – Hardware Crowdfunding and Distribution
From Crowd Supply’s website
Our mission is to bring original, useful, respectful hardware to life.
We help creators launch with the funding and support they need to deliver thoughtfully crafted products to delighted backers.
Not all hardware is created equal.
We love projects that are:
A Crowd Supply project should add something new and exciting to the world. Improvements on existing projects are fine, knock-offs are not.
A Crowd Supply project should address a real need. Just because it’s possible, doesn’t mean it should be done – no one needs more landfill.
A Crowd Supply project should honor user rights: curiosity, independence, association, longevity, transfer, discourse, privacy, and security.
Xilinx Inc. – Inventor of the FPGA
From Xilinx’s website
You may know Xilinx because we invented the FPGA. Or maybe you know us because we turned the semiconductor world upside down and created the fabless model. With over 3500 patents and more than 60 industry firsts, we continue to pioneer new programmable technology putting our customers first. Today Xilinx’s portfolio combines All Programmable devices in the categories of FPGAs, SoCs, and 3DICs, as well as All Programming models, including software-defined development environments. Our products are enabling smart, connected, and differentiated applications driven by 5G Wireless, Embedded Vision, Industrial IoT, and Cloud Computing.
IBM – Computer Manufacturing Company
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries.
IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware and software, and provides hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology. IBM is also a major research organization, holding the record for most U.S. patents generated by a business (as of 2018) for 25 consecutive years. Inventions by IBM include the automated teller machine (ATM), the PC, the floppy disk, the hard disk drive, the magnetic stripe card, the relational database, the SQL programming language, the UPC barcode, and dynamic random-access memory (DRAM). The IBM mainframe, exemplified by the System/360, was the dominant computing platform during the 1960s and 1970s.
Basler AG – Industrial Camera Provider
From Basler’s website
Basler is a global provider of premium quality industrial cameras for a wide range of applications. As a publicly traded company with headquarters in Ahrensburg, Germany (part of the greater Hamburg metropolitan area) we are a leader in the world market of vision technology, with multiple subsidiaries and representative offices in Europe, the United States and Asia. More than 80% of our products are manufactured for export.
Founded in 1988, Basler has the experience, insight and manpower to lead the industry:
Basler is the largest unit volume producer of digital cameras for industrial applications in the world. Manufacturers of equipment, machines, and plants incorporate our cameras into their own products. Our cameras are predominantly used in industrial mass production, medical technology, the life sciences, retail applications, as well as in intelligent traffic systems.
myDevices – An Internet of Things Solutions Company
From myDevices’ website
myDevices is an Internet of Things solutions company. We accelerate IoT development and empower enterprises to quickly design, prototype, and commercialize IoT solutions.
To accomplish our mission to simplify the connected world, we created Cayenne – the world’s first drag-and drop IoT project builder. Cayenne enables engineers, makers, network operators and system integrators to quickly and easily develop and deploy IoT solutions across a wide variety of verticals.
Developers can build complete and ready-to-use IoT solutions with little to no coding during the process. Cayenne contains a vast catalog of certified IoT- ready devices and connectivity options, and it allows users the ability to easily add any device into the library utilizing MQTT API. All devices in Cayenne are interoperable and benefit from features including rules engine, asset tracking, remote monitoring and control, and tools to visualize real-time and historical data.
myDevices also provides tools such as SDKs and APIs, in addition to professional services and support, for companies that want to create customized IoT products and apps that take advantage of Cayenne’s revolutionary capabilities. myDevices’ Cayenne is becoming the industry standard for building and delivering finished IoT solutions.
APCT – A Leading Manufacturer of High Reliability Printed Circuit Boards
From APCT’s website
APCT is a leading manufacturer of high reliability printed circuit boards. Its headquarters is in Santa Clara, California, the heart of the Silicon Valley. The company features 4 total manufacturing sites: Santa Clara, 2 in Southern California and 1 in Wallingford, Connecticut. At this time, the company is viewed as over $75 Million; 150,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space with over 340 employees, making APCT one of the largest privately held printed circuit board manufacturers in North America.
“We have produced a business model that has successfully differentiated us from the competition in the printed circuit board manufacturing industry. Ten consecutive years of double digit growth validates that model,” said Steve Robinson, president & CEO. The model is simple: Be able to say “Yes” to the customer’s needs of technology and lead time.
Bema Electronic Manufacturing, Inc. – Electronics Manufacturing Services
From Bema’s website
BEMA Electronics is a premier provider of electronics manufacturing services offering our customers the most advanced techniques in surface mount technology, ball-grid array placement, full systems integration and through-hole printed circuit board assembly. Our total manufacturing services cover prototype to production, from low to high-volume, allowing our customers the flexibility to respond to the rapid and ever-changing market.
Our company was established to fill an unmet need for small to mid-sized established and emerging leaders in the communications, broadcasting, fiber optics, medical, defense & aerospace, industrial & semiconductor, and automotive sectors. We provide outstanding systems for managing costs, quality and materials to assist our valued customers in making informed, strategic decisions.
We pride ourselves in being first and foremost a service company. Our mission is to develop long-term relationships to a diverse customer base, across a wide spectrum of industries, through offering the highest product quality, flexibility, responsiveness, and unprecedented customer satisfaction.
Royal Circuit Solutions, Inc. – Quick-Turn, High-Tech Circuit Boards
From Royal’s website
Royal Circuit Solutions was founded in 1998 with a dream to fulfill an unmet need – quick-turn, high-tech circuit boards manufactured in days. Today, the company is one of the industry’s top one-stop shops for PCB projects. The corporate headquarters and state-of-the-art PCB manufacturing facility is located in beautiful Hollister, California. Our dedicated and knowledgeable staff, combined with cutting-edge equipment, ensures that our customers’ projects are successful every time.
With a reputation for taking a partnership approach, meeting customers’ requirements and exceeding their expectations is our first priority. Our corporate philosophy includes continuing investments in process and facility improvements with a Quality Assurance program designed to meet ISO 9002 standards. Royal Circuits is a prosperous PCB manufacturer with a bright future focused on serving the needs of innovative engineers.
CMTC – California Manufacturing Technology Consulting
From CMTC’s website
CMTC provides a full range of consulting services that help transform your organization into an innovative, high performing, market driven and cost effective operation. These services allow you to increase revenue, reduce costs and improve employee performance. Our services are categorized into the following areas:
- Innovation to Foster Growth
- Leverage Technology to Enhance Your Business
- Continuous Improvement Leading to Higher Productivity
- Develop Quality Standards to Ensure Compliance
- Recruitment and Human Resources to Assist You in All Aspects Related to Your Workforce
- Use Sustainability as a Competitive Advantage
- Develop a Skilled Workforce for the Future
- Create an Efficient and Agile Supply Chain
- Improve Your Global Competitiveness
Tech Futures Group – California Manufacturing Technology Consulting
From Tech Futures Group’s website
Tech Futures Group (TFG) is a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program focusing exclusively on advising qualified technology clients located in the NorCal SBDC network coverage area. Funding from the Small Business Administration (SBA) and others allows TFG to pay its advisors and provide free services to its clients.
TFG takes no equity and accepts no cash from clients.
European Commissions – Horizon 2020
From the European Commission’s website
As part of the Horizon 2020 programme, the European Commission is selecting potentially disruptive businesses to invest in and support as part of the SME Instrument. SMEs with a strong growth potential and the ambition to become world-market leaders could receive up to €2.5 million in funding, and world-class business support and mentoring.
We are looking for high growth, highly innovative SMEs with global ambitions. You should be actively investing in innovation, and looking to grow.
Rochester Institute of Technology – College of Engineering
From RIT’s website
Engineers are creative problem solvers and they tackle some of the biggest ones we will face in the future. They can critically analyze anything. Therefore, people with engineering degrees can contribute to society in unlimited and indeterminate ways. And yes, engineers also create new products, jobs and industries that truly grow the economy in a global fashion. Engineers create jobs through new product development, and the most innovative engineers create those products that are both unanticipated and transformational.
Vision: KGCOE will lead in preparing students to meet the immediate and future needs of industry, applying research to address significant engineering challenges, and accelerating economic growth.
Mission: The mission of the Kate Gleason College of Engineering is to
- educate students to meet the immediate and future needs of industry and to support the intellectual development and growth of its graduates throughout their careers;
- perform research that is focused on providing viable solutions to the real-world problems facing our global society; and
- partner with industry to accelerate economic growth both regionally and nationally.
UC Berkeley – Cal Space Technologies and Rocketry
From CalSTAR’s website
CalSTAR (Cal Space Technologies and Rocketry) is UC Berkeley’s sole premier competitive rocketry team. Founded in Fall 2015 in a university without an aerospace engineering program, CalSTAR is comprised of a medley of audacious and wildly curious students with a burning passion for space.
As a member involved in either competition, one will obtain industry-like hands-on experience on the entire design process — from inception and design, through manufacturing and integration, and all the way to testing and launching. Grounded in strong collaborative, technical writing, and problem-solving skills, CalSTAR welcomes challenges and innovative and daring ideas. In addition to pursuing competitions, CalSTAR aims to educate local Bay Area students and residents about rocketry to foster a growing aerospace community. Built off the diligence, dedication, and passion of its members and the local community, CalSTAR dares to reach where no other college team has been before.
CADParts & Consulting LLC – Electronic and Product Design Services
From CADParts’ website
In 2017 CADParts quietly celebrated 15 years of providing a wide variety of services from Library Creation and maintenance to Engineering, Schematic Capture, PCB Design, Mechanical Design and Rapid Turn prototyping and Product development. We have worked closely with our customers, listening to what their needs are and providing the services they need to move forward. Although we have had a successful 15 years of providing services, we have not forgotten the basic principles that we put in place the day our doors opened:
‘Listen to what our customers want, analyze the request, suggest improvements and design a high quality product. Whether it’s a single component, a library of components, a schematic, a board or an entire product design, they all get the same attention to detail.