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.

As author Li Yuan learned from interviewing Pete and other industry figures, changes like increased competition, lower costs, and an explosion in startup enterprises are reshaping the economic landscape. With locations in both San Francisco and Shenzhen—including our own factory—BCD is uniquely situated to support hardware startups that want better and less-costly manufacturing services.

It says a lot about BCD's growing profile that one of the most influential news outlets in the world tapped Pete for his industry expertise. As we continue defining ourselves as THE IoT ODM with excellent service and brilliant IoT products, we can only expect more positive exposure going forward.