Flextronics Joins HMicro's Lab IX Program


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HMicro, a wireless solutions firm developing integrated products for medical, industrial, and the broad Internet of Things, announced today that it is partnering with Flextronics as a member of its Lab IX program. Flextronics Lab IX provides a hardware ecosystem that brings together startups, OEMs, and technology partners to help disruptive technology companies close the gap from prototype to production. This collaboration will provide HMicro with access to Flextronics’ world-class innovative design and engineering support, advanced global manufacturing and supply chain and distribution expertise.

The partnership includes an equity investment as well as engineering support and access to advanced manufacturing technologies that combines HMicro’s innovative REACH™ Wireless Technology with Flextronics state-of the-art design and manufacturing.

“Lab IX exists to help hardware startups with disruptive technology execute to their full potential, and we are delighted to add HMicro to our portfolio,” said Oshri Kaplan, director at Flextronics Lab IX. “With an innovative wireless design from a superlatively talented and experienced team that has a track record of success, HMicro aligns perfectly with Lab IX’s goal to partner and enable connected world start-ups.”

HMicro as a Lab IX Portfolio Company

Flextronics’ design and manufacturing capabilities will enable HMicro’s requirements to bring the company’s groundbreaking REACH Wireless Technology to market. As a Lab IX portfolio member, HMicro now has access to an outstanding array of technology from a widely recognized global leader for development and production of its products--capabilities that are typically available only to the largest ODM’s worldwide.

“Flextronics Lab IX is a perfect partner for us,” said Surendar Magar, CEO of HMicro. “They have the expertise to bring our innovative REACH-based products to market quickly, and readily support our customers’ high-volume requirements.”

As part of their partnership, Lab IX and HMicro will jointly develop a small integrated module that greatly simplifies OEM design, requiring only an external antenna and battery to build a complete wireless node. Other product will include an ECG Patch and Adaptor which will “cut the wire” in patient monitoring.

About Flextronics Lab IX

Flextronics’ Lab IX is creating the world’s largest hardware ecosystem by bringing together startups, OEMs, and technology partners. Flextronics created Lab IX to help disruptive technology companies cross the chasm from prototype to production. Lab IX offers startups and entrepreneurs around the world the ultimate partnership that can help any hardware initiative become a leading hardware venture with the fastest time to market. Lab IX hardware accelerator program is a part of Flextronics, a global leader in design, manufacturing, distribution, and aftermarket services. To learn more, visit http://www.labix.io.

About HMicro

HMicro is a wireless solutions company with a proven management and veteran engineering team that develops system-level solutions for wireless applications in the medical, industrial and the broad Internet of Things. The company’s unique REACH technology utilizes multiple radio bands to enable connectivity for tens of devices operating simultaneously and wired-class reliability, thereby enabling OEMs to develop highly differentiated products.

The company has deep proficiency in all levels of wireless communications, as well as substantive expertise in medical applications. For more information, contact: Bruce Kleinman, vice president of Marketing,at http://hmicro.com.

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