Design SHIFT was started in 2009 with the simple idea that with passion and focus small teams can deliver breakthrough products.
Built around a team of high-tech veterans and senior engineers, Design SHIFT partners with the best in the industry to deliver unparalleled service and value to their customers. We have worked with some of today’s market leaders to help them define their product requirements, validate usability objectives, kick-off their sourcing and manufacturing strategies and deliver best in class products. Design SHIFT engineers reluctantly push the boundaries and are with our customers until their product is delivered and often beyond.
Our customers rely on our expertise to refine their product requirements. We engage with them early in the process and often influence product definition thanks to our understanding of technologies and platforms, our deep relationship with most of the industry silicon vendors and our knowledge of the latest trends. We make recommendations on architecture, drive component selection and are up to date on most major players roadmaps.
We routinely help our customers validate their assumptions with quick prototypes. We go through iterations and develop both the hardware and the software that enables testing of the most important product features early on, when product design can still be influenced.
We build proofs of concept using reference designs and quickly move to form factor prototypes. To demonstrate both functionality and looks.
We design for manufacturing from the ground up and often work with the final manufacturer during the early design phase ensuring a smooth transfer to the engineering validation stage.
Program Management & Logistics
When it’s time to move your ideas to production, you can rely on our network of manufacturing partners and our tested RFQ process. Whether you want to transfer your design to a Contract Manufacturer or an Original Design Manufacturer, we’ll help you select the perfect partner for each program. Regardless of your choice, we work hand-in-hand with the engineering and manufacturing partners, tracking and managing their deliverables on your behalf. Our customers have visibility throughout the engineering, design and production validation phases and rely on Design SHIFT to ensure their vision is being realized without compromise.
Quality Assurance, Reliability, Compliance and Certification
We work with our customers to determine the quality and compliance criteria, we ensure their product is tested thoroughly and complies with global and regional obligations. We determine the certification requirements for every product and work with all development and manufacturing partners to ensure certification schedules do not hold mass production.
We like to push the boundaries. For mechanical engineers, that often means tighter packages, innovative micromechanical components and a resourceful personality. We are well versed in the newest production methods, tooling options, material and finishes possibilities and compliance requirements. We don’t rely just on years of experience and relationships with the best in the industry, we often resort to finite element analysis to simulate EMI testing, drop behavior or thermal characteristics.
Our team of electrical engineers like a challenge. They will design your boards and work closely with their mechanical engineering peers to optimize component placement and board layout. When we design boards for our customers, they own the design and the gerber files. Years of experience and state of the art equipment ensure a sound design reducing risks with EMI, thermal, ESD, RF performance and other compliance criteria… putting your product on the fast lane towards mass production.
WHERE WE ARE
WHERE WE ARE
With teams in our headquarters in Menlo Park California and in Taipei, Taiwan, we are at the heart of the Silicon Valley and where devices get built.
While their respective levels of involvement depend on the project, both teams contribute to every project to ensure there is no gap between what our customers want and what gets built.
We work with tier one Original Design Manufacturers as well as with less well known Contract Manufacturers. Our team in Asia is composed of senior engineers and managers. They contribute to the detailed design and help convey product requirements, concerns and execution advice to the rest of the development and manufacturing partners in Asia making the transition from ideas and prototyping to manufacturing seamless.
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