On any given day, electronics design engineers at Sydney-based LX Innovations might have their hands on some kind of wireless router, in the guts of an old diesel train working on circuitry from the 1960s or some kind of fancy high-tech holographic interface.
The firm, which specialises in embedded designs and wireless technology, is engaged in helping everyone from inventors all the way up to big companies to realise their designs. Simon Blyth, electronics design engineer with LX Innovations, said that if products have to be developed within a company, the concerned person should first possess the equipment and tools to build a team.
Then the designing process is carried on along with the other sequential processes. Even though many mistakes are made, having a dedicated company will crank out high-quality designs at low cost suiting the industry. Speed to market: Four years ago, a group of electronics engineers formed a company to not only meet the needs of electronics engineers, but also to help promote rapid product development, said Blyth, adding that speed to market is more critical than it's ever been.
Customer value: completing the design and building a prototype on the premises is only one step of the process LX conducts for their clients. When time comes to actually manufacture the design, LX turns to their partner Hetech in Brisbane.
Future success: LX Innovations is another company that had to weather the economic climate. With the economy picking up again, LX is setting their sights on 2010. The LX Innovations team can make anything happen from a sketch on a piece of paper to a fully formed idea.
The company also develops their own designs, such as the WMD3000 for which they received industry accolades at last year's Electronics News awards.