Arena Blog

Topic: Product Development

Hardware NPI: The Network Effect

One of the keys to our success at Arena is being at the center of the legendary ecosystem of Silicon Valley. This affords us — and many of our customers — the chance to literally rub shoulders with innovators and inventors at all stages of product development, design and...

April 3, 2013

Makers and Hardware Startups Connect Online

It’s hard to miss the fact that the world of hardware startups is red-hot right now — especially if you’ve been reading our blog. The recent SXSW Interactive conference, which historically focuses on social media and consumer software, had an enormous influx...

March 28, 2013

3 Tips for Reducing Single Source Component Risk

Designing with a single source part—meaning a part that is only available from a single vendor or distributor—is one of the riskiest moves an engineer can make. With all your eggs in one basket, what happens if the supplier raises prices, begins limiting component quantities or goes out of business...

July 26, 2012

What makes a great workplace?

We all have our own ideas about what makes a great workplace. Some believe it’s about access to a smart and collaborative team with motivational leadership, and others will say it's about ample opportunity for personal and professional growth...

June 19, 2012