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Big plans in Minneapolis, but IPS still loves LI

By GREGORY ZELLER // With a three-year-old Seattle office growing steadily and a new shingle hanging in the middle of Minnesota’s red-hot digital-medicine ecosystem, Intelligent Product Solutions is in full-on expansion mode. And there’s more to come, promises President Mitch Maiman, who references several “geographies” – the Southwest, perhaps, or maybe near one of Canada’s emerging industrial regions – as potential worlds to conquer. But fret not, champions of Long Island’s innovation economy: The Ronkonkoma-based…


Arrow’s ACES strengthens IPS’s hand

By GREGORY ZELLER // Holding several ACES, it’s fair to say Intelligent Product Solutions likes the hand it’s been dealt. In the six months since Arrow Electronics named the Hauppauge-based product-design specialist an Arrow Consulting Engineering Services partner, IPS has received 36 product-development leads from 17 different Arrow sales offices in the United States and Canada, and has already been awarded nine new development projects. The nine projects – ranging from design of a tiny…


Gonna FLI now: Power pad charges up

By GREGORY ZELLER // A New York City tech firm that got a big assist from a Hauppauge innovator has launched its flagship wireless charging system. FLI Charge, a subsidiary of IP commercialization specialist and alleged patent troll Form Holdings Corp. (formerly Vringo), has officially raised the curtain on its self-titled charging pad. The company on Wednesday launched an Indiegogo campaign offering its products in various-sized bundles and is poised to annihilate its one-month goal…


Back story: How FLI Charge took flight

By GREGORY ZELLER // Mission impossible: a six-week window to prepare a functional but unattractive wireless charging-pad prototype for the glaring spotlight of the nation’s largest consumer-electronics showcase. Impossible, at least, for New York City’s FLI Charge, which wanted to pretty up the charging-pad technology in time for CES 2016, the annual Consumer Electronics Show staged in Las Vegas every January. In November – just a month after FLI Charge became a subsidiary of sometimes-controversial…