Q. What does microGen do?
A: We provide engineers with complete solutions for power systems lasting seemingly perpetually using energy harvesting technologies. We provide the power source, sensor, radio, and other electronics so an engineer can concentrate on the major portion of their project.
Q. Why does microGen do what they do?
A. We have learned a few very important things in our business’ short but intense life: our customers—usually engineers tasked by their company to solve a problem—need a full solution, not another problem to solve. So, while we started with a passion for the MEMS-based energy harvesting technology, we really have a passion for putting the full solution into practice, and changing the world by solving one engineer’s problem at a time. We have developed the skill sets and experience to put this passion into practice for you. Summary: we are geeks at heart.
Q. How do you work with a customer?
A. The simple answer is: the way a customer wants us to work with them. We’re able to achieve more favorable results when we understand the full-system needs, such as data package size and rate of transmission, radio transmission standard, vibration characteristics of the environment, load on the system, etc. We work in an iterative process, getting prototypes into place once we know the requirements. Then we work on the production needs. We are comfortable working in a phases-and-gates mode, or a go-for-broke mode. Our customer decides.
Q. How can we engage microGen?