Welcome to another edition of Hardware Roundup! Read on for news on hardware manufacturing, critical teardowns, factory tours, and more.
Want to share an interesting article, job posting, or event in Hardware Roundup? Submit your link here, and we’ll do our best to include it in the next issue, with a credit to you.
Former Autodesk SVP Amar Hanspal and CEO Carl Bass raised $133 million for their autonomous manufacturing startup, AutoLab AI, which was originally spun out of Flex. [Via Engineering.com]
Bloomberg took a look inside Tesla’s Fremont facility and saw pretty cool stamping operations. + Instrumental on factory automation and human versatility.
In China news, battery giant CATL raised over $1 Billion in an IPO and is set to produce 70% of the world’s EV batteries by 2021. Sunny Optical, a producer of lenses, has turned its employees into millionaires with its employee stock reward program. + The New York Times on Made in China 2025.
A Silicon Valley startup raised a $40 million Series A (Airbus, GV, Kleiner Perkins) to catapult objects into space: “SpinLaunch plans to get a rocket spinning in a circle at up to 5,000 miles per hour and then let it go.” + There are 1,738 man-made satellites in orbit around our planet, which has led to the formation of the first Institute for the Sustainable Development of Space.
Ben Einstein of Bolt took apart the Sonos One and Amazon Echo Plus; based on their BOM, he predicts the future winner in the smart speaker war. + iFixit takes a dim look at the MacBook Pro Keyboard.
After steel, cement is the largest industrial emitter of carbon. The Outline takes a closer look. + Red Dot’s 2018 awards for innovative sustainable materials in product design.
Webinar: Join Fictiv CEO Dave Evans and Onshape CEO Jon Hirschtick on July 19 for a discussion on optimizing for speed and control in design and manufacturing.
Events: PRG is seeking hardware startups to demo at their annual Silicon Valley Hardware Symposium in September. If interested, get in touch with Theresa Shafer. + Hardware Developers Didactic Galactic’s next event is on July 12 in SF. If you haven’t been to a event, I highly recommend them.
Until next month!
Fin, Hardware Evangelist at Fictiv
Success! Thank you for subscribing the Fictiv Blog!
Thank you! Please check your inbox for a confirmation!
Thank you! Please check your inbox for your subscription confirmation.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form