Keeping in mind all of our pain points with traditional ICT fixtures, we designed our ICT to be something that is more efficient in terms of cost, waste, and customization. This led to a relatively simple solution: standardizing.
While there are challenges to working with a manufacturer who is thousands of miles away, the benefits of contracting with a Chinese CM—especially the lower costs—are often more than enough reason for startups to look to Shenzhen, China’s manufacturing hub, for support.
If the IoT is the result of individual products communicating with each other through the cloud, then the Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, is this capability write across the massive industrial systems that power our world.
Silicon Valley startups are increasingly turning to China-based companies to make their products. To learn the ins and outs of international manufacturing, the Wall Street Journal followed six business owners, including BCD Founder Pete Staples, on a factory tour of Shenzhen.
Blue Clover Devices was formed in 2003 as Blue Clover Design, LLC. We wanted to be a design house but we didn’t know what product to make, not to mention how to sell it. We were young and dumb, but fortunately we knew it.