Bringing IoT Products to Market: Talks by Microchip, Cypress and Koobe/Foxc...

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Cocoon Networks London

4 Christopher Street



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Hardware Pioneers is kindly sponsored by Mouser and Cocoon Networks.

We are thrilled to have with us three leading companies in the connected hardware and product development sector who will share invaluable insights about how to transform an idea into a commercial IoT product. Join us on the 10th of August to learn from:

- A leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide (Microchip Technology).

- The global supplier of choice for innovative companies in high-growth markets, providing high quality, value-driven embedded solutions with world-class support (Cypress Semiconductor).

- A hardware design and manufacturing house powered by Foxconn who helps hardware and IoT startups to bring their products to market (Koobe/Foxconn).

See agenda below for full info about the speakers.

Drinks will be served throughout the night.

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Jon Pearce - LoRa Product Line Manager at Microchip Technology

Talk title: Importance of Authentication in LoRaWAN and other IoT Applications

About the speaker: Jonathan is a wireless and IoT technical expert, with two decades of experience in cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, and other embedded product developments, now at Microchip driving their low power wide area IoT product portfolio. He has engaged with thousands of developers inspiring innovation through his technical workshops as a Contributor Member of the LoRa Alliance. Jonathan is also a Chartered Engineer and holds patents in antenna design for portable devices.

About the company: Micorchip Technology is an American manufacturer of microcontroller, memory and analog semiconductors. Microchip serves over 70,000 customers in more than 65 countries who are designing high-volume embedded control applications in the consumer, automotive, office-automation, communications and industrial-control markets worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Arizona, the company offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality.
Video: The Expert's Interview: Jonathan Pearce, Microchip Technology
Video: Microchip demonstrates LoRa low-power IoT wireless internet network technology

David Armour - IoT Regional Marketing Manager at Cypress Semiconductor

Talk title: Taking an IoT Idea to Production – Challenges and Solutions

About the speaker: David has been involved in wi-fi applications for over 15 years and was one of the first employees in the company working on IoT concepts. He has an established track record of successfully delivering wireless connected solutions with customers ranging from start-ups through to many of the leading brand names in Europe. David is currently focussed on helping customers move from idea to production in the shortest time/risk with Cypress’s WICEDTM IoT solutions.

About the company: Cypress targets markets growing faster than the broader semiconductor industry, including automotive, industrial and consumer electronics markets. Their world-class, secure wireless technology—along with their MCUs, memories, analog ICs and USB controllers—give the company an unparalleled competitive advantage in the Internet of Things.
Video: Cypress Semiconductor promo video
Video: Cypress Acquires Leading Position in Wireless IoT

Josh Liu - Director of Operation and Entrepreneurship at Koobe (Foxconn)

Talk Title: Things about manufacturing I’ve learned from my Foxconn veteran colleagues

About the speaker: Josh has been working with his Foxconn veteran colleagues to figure out how Koobe can help hardware startups to scale with resources within the Foxconn family. Excited about the new wave of innovation in IoT, he is also working actively with community leaders, accelerators and corporate partners to help build a better hardware eco-system in Europe.

About the company: Koobe is affiliated with Foxconn/Kick2Real. A team of veterans in hardware design, manufacturing, and startups Koobe tailors its resources and support to help ambitious hardware startups across the global to successfully scale.
Article by Josh Liu: Choosing a manufacturing service model: What every startup should know
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6:30pm - Arrival and registration.

6:40pm - Drinks and networking.

6:50pm - Event opening.

7:00pm - Jonathan Pearce, LoRa Product Line Manager at Microchip Technology.

7:20pm - David Armour, IoT Regional Marketing Manager at Cypress Semiconductor.

7:40pm - Josh Liu, Director of Operation and Entrepreneurship at Koobe (Foxconn).

8:00pm - Community announcements and demos: This is your time. If you would like to share what you are working on with the community or make any sort of announcement. You have 2 minutes max for a short shoutout.

8:20pm - Drinks and networking.

9:30pm - Event ends.

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