Posts By: Nathan Donato-Weinstein

Manufacturing Series: Velodyne LiDAR Drives into San José

February 27, 2017 by Nathan Donato-Weinstein | Blog

You might not know the name Velodyne LiDar Inc., but there’s a good chance the technology the company pioneered will radically change the way you get around in the not-too-distant future. And a new factory it’s establishing in South San José will help accelerate th…

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AC Hotel Opens in San Jose

February 7, 2017 by Nathan Donato-Weinstein | Blog

If you have tried to get a weekday room in Silicon Valley over the last couple of years, you’ll know the following rules: Book early. Cast a wide net. And be prepared to pay up. But now a little rain has fallen on the long drought of hotel construction in downtown San…

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When is local manufacturing right for hardware startups?

December 13, 2016 by Nathan Donato-Weinstein | Blog

Local manufacturing is a hot topic these days. So it’s no surprise it took center stage at a recent convening of the Silicon Valley Manufacturing Roundtable held at Samsung Semiconductor USA in North San Jose. As moderator, I had a chance to engage with four emerging …

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Inside BriteLab, San Jose manufacturer of high-tech skateboards and 3D printers

November 22, 2016 by Nathan Donato-Weinstein | Blog

A one-wheeled electric skateboard that zooms along at 14 mph. A mobile telepresence robot with a friendly “face.” A high-end 3D printer that can link up to up to dozens of its siblings, creating a massive, automated production line. Very different products, to be su…

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