SAN JOSE, CA and DRAPER, UT – Flextronics is expanding its open innovation platform by introducing submersible thin film protective technology for any kind of electronics assembly, device or component through an expanding partnership with HZO, Inc. The installation of HZO's patented equipment at the award-winning Flextronics Customer Innovation Center in Milpitas, California will provide customers with design and manufacturing solutions that integrate next-generation liquid and corrosion protection for electronic products.
"Flextronics is at the core of Silicon Valley technology and innovation," said Michael Bartholomeusz, chief executive officer of HZO. "Our relationship with Flextronics is helping us expand our patented corrosion prevention and submersion protection technology to new partners and industries. Leveraging the broad market reach and massive global engineering footprint of Flextronics provides tremendous opportunity for HZO to incorporate our powerful technology early in the design cycle of emerging products."
"Our rigorous open-innovation process turns external technologies into components, platforms and capabilities designed to help our customers accelerate innovation," said Dr. Erik Volkerink, Flextronics' chief technology officer. "Our broad market reach and global engineering footprint makes our open innovation platform one of the most attractive platforms for both technology providers and customers."