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Device-to-device Connections in a 5G World Need a 5G Connector: Why I Decided to Join Keyssa

By Rubén Caballero
Chief Wireless Strategist, Keyssa
Formerly VP Engineering at Apple, Inc

5G is the fifth generation of mobile internet connectivity and the feature set is promising: faster data download and upload speeds, wider coverage, more stable connections and lower latency for mission critical operations (think autonomous vehicles, robotics, etc.). Of course, faster speeds are always desirable, but lower latency may be of higher importance for mission critical applications. The processing time required for both sender and receiver using traditional wireless technologies cannot meet the latency requirements of mission critical use cases. It’s all about making better use of the radio spectrum and enabling far more devices to access the mobile internet at the same time.

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The Fragility of Metal (you can hear the kids screaming)

Steve Venuti, VP Marketing, Keyssa

This week saw ominous words for Switch gamers coming out of Nintendo:

‘We are aware of recent reports that some Joy-Con controllers are not responding correctly’

As focused as Nintendo is with an unparalleled user experience, everything can fall apart at that potential single point of failure….the mechanical connector.

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Hardware Is No Longer Hard

Steve Venuti, VP Marketing, Keyssa

For the longest time, hardware was exactly as the name suggests: hard, rigid, inflexible. Purchasing an HDTV or a cell phone meant first choosing a screen size…features were the next level of decision making. Why? Because the physical form factor, whether on your wall or in your pocket or purse, was not going to change. It was immutable. But all that is changing.

2 Cases in Point: Displays and Phones

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New Advancements in Medical Connector Technology

Andrew N. Goldberg, MD, MSCE
Professor and Director, Division of Rhinology and Sinus Surgery
Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Francisco

The first line in a recent article published in (“Infection Control by Sterilizing Medical Connectors & Equipment”) says it all:

“The importance of sterilizing medical connectors and equipment is impossible to overstate.”


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The Fundamental Problem with I/O: There is No Moore’s Law for Pins

Roger Isaac, Chief Technology Officer; Keyssa, Co-architect, VPIO

Ajay Bhatt, Former Chief I/O Architect, Intel; Co-architect, VPIO

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It’s been 50 years since Gordon Moore published his prophetic observation, and as we all know, it has had a seminal impact on the development of solid-state devices. It’s been the basis for the speed of development of processors. It’s had a similar impact on the development of SSDs. But there is one key area of computing that has not seen the benefits of Moore’s Law.

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Patent Portfolio: The Key to Fundamental Positioning

Guest Blog Post
Mark Lemmo, Strategic Advisor

Since Keyssa’s inception, the CEO and board have committed to invest in developing a high-speed contactless connector portfolio and as a result, the company has produced fundamental patents in this field.  Keyssa currently has over 200 patents issued and filed in the US and abroad and is recognized as the technology leader in this space.

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Reliving Keyssa’s Early Years: An Evening with Stanford MBA Students

By Steve Venuti, VP Strategic Solutions

Last Thursday evening, I spent 2 hours at Stanford’s Business School participating in Rob Siegel’s class entitled: “Entrepreneurship – Formation of New Ventures.” Stanford has written a case study on the transitional days of Keyssa when Eric Almgren was brought in as CEO and all the management issues associated with that kind of fundamental organizational change.

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Even Dinosaurs Evolve – the USB Type-C Connector

By Roger Isaac, Chief Technology Officer

There’s been a lot of fanfare about the new USB Type-C connector, and I suppose there should be. The latest in the line of USB connectors continues the evolution of smaller mechanical connectors capable of higher data rates. It’s another step forward for both consumers and manufacturers. It can deliver a lot of power. And it’s reversible. It all sounds so good. But…

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When You Look to Replace Connectors, Look Deep Inside

Guest Blog Post
David Pheteplace, Senior VP, Bishop & Associates

We all know the pains of using external connectors – wear and tear, interference with wireless signals, holes in the side of our otherwise sleek products. But when it comes to replacing standard electronic connectors, there is huge opportunity beneath the surface of our devices.

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