We recently introduced some new products, and it was hectic! (We are in software, so the process isn't even as complicated as it might be for hardware folks.) Throughout the NPI process, I found that…Continue
The Pirate Bay just announced its support of a new type of file on its BitTorrent site—“physibles.” TPB uses this…Continue
I say no. I think robots will eventually make manufacturing jobs even cooler, and raise the level of thinking, creativity involved with working in a factory. Others disagree, and think that people…Continue
Silicon Valley is home to so many software startups, from giants like Facebook and Google in the South Bay to Twitter, Zynga and Salesforce in San Francisco. There seems to be a new app, social network or cloud tool emerging every day.
But software startups don't have all the fun.
Even though software startups outnumber hardware startups in the Valley, new technologies are opening the door for a hardware startup renaissance. Take the popularity of …Continue
Product development is never as easy as going from “What's the market solution” to “what's the engineering design” - there are many decisions in the middle that need to be made around the general design, tech requirements, and main components. (For example - - How’s the chassis going to come together, what’s the power supply, how is it going to communicate?)
You probably use Excel for this. At many companies, or on startup teams, you might even find yourselves sitting around in a…Continue
So, in response to the blog post from yesterday, here are two rules that could guide how component revisions impact assembly-level revisions. This is a tricky call to make because if you always let minor changes to low-level parts trigger new revisions to your top-level product assemblies (and all the intervening sub-assemblies), you end up…
At Arena, we work with a lot of high-tech electrical-hardware engineers and OEMs. In our thousands of conversations with prospects and customers, here is one of the most common questions we get - - if you revise a component used in your designs, or swap it out for a totally different component, how far up does that revision need to go?
This is sort of a tricky question to answer with some major…Continue