our work



Featured product engineering projects





First commercialized implementation of orthogonal backplane connectors

7048 (1RU)/7500 (10RU)

High Speed Switching

Designed chassis mechanicals to accommodate airflow-constrained high port-density front panels capable of cooling extremely high-power chips; created supply chain for for initial production units




Boston Dynamics builds robots that excel in mobility, agility, dexterity, and speed.

Boston Dynamics

Advanced Robots

Worked with Boston Dynamics on a number of robotics projects, including robots designed to provide extremely reliable operation under rugged conditions

Boston Dynamics





Improvements led to even higher ratings among Brita customers

Water Pitcher Line

Water Filtration

Developed several decorative sleeves for existing pitchers; solved filtration and condensation challenges




Provided ME, DFMA, and Asia-based supply-chain integration services

Dolby Conference Phone

Dolby Voice/IP Phone Modes

Integrated components into an aggressive ID while ensuring acoustic performance and manufacturability; developed light pipe; conducted modal analysis and vibration testing





Enabled medical professionals to perfect skills outside of surgery

Robot Surgeon 3D Training Platform

Skills Simulator

Created the industrial design and developed a mounting system, thermal solution, and interconnect scheme that integrated smoothly with the existing DaVinci robot system

Intuitive Surgical




Logitech and Acorn have worked together for years to bring some of the world's most innovative webcams to market.


Home and Business Applications

Developed hundreds of mounting concepts and mechanisms that work with a vast array of monitors and laptop displays; provided IP expertise





Enabled product to withstand the rigors of daily use

eQuill Tablet

Healthcare, Claims Processing, Audits, Inspections, Law Enforcement

Provided turnkey services—from ID concept through product launch; conducted small package tolerance analysis; ensured product was rugged and moisture proof





Acorn-developed control features give surgeons reliable control and precise feedback during operating procedures

Laproscopic Shears

Surgical Equipment

Delivered shear design and IV pole platform used in multiple surgical tools





Precise and thorough thermal and tolerance analysis

SunFire and Constellation

Servers, Switches, Storage

From initial concepts through sustaining engineering, delivered designs for more than 10 Sun products. Precise and thorough thermal and tolerance analysis are key for not only creating great products but also creating key intellectual property and new patents.

Sun Microsystems (Oracle)


Switch Lighting



Switch LED bulbs were designed to be the most thermally efficient bulbs available.


LED Bulbs

Provided extensive Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modeling and empirical verification; analysis resulted in successful thermal and spec compliance for the new ID




ID, analysis, and design for a single-run prototype met every objective


Handheld Scanner for Shipping, Inventory, and Logistics

Provided CAD and tolerance analysis 24/7 for new image and processor modules; designed for manufacture and assembly concurrently; met aggressive 9-week schedule

Symbol Technologies