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Welcome Mark Carrington to Cardinal Peak

Howdy Pierce I’m super excited to announce that Mark Carrington will be joining Cardinal Peak as president at the beginning of the year. Mark is a seasoned Silicon Valley executive who comes to Cardinal Peak with a wealth of relevant experience in finding solut…

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An In-Depth Review of Deep Work

Howdy Pierce For the last couple of weeks I’ve been meaning to blog about a book I recently read, but I have been so inundated by my to-do list that I couldn’t find the time—or, more accurately, the discipline—to sit down and apply myself to writing this…

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The New Elegance: Have the Guts to Leave Something Out

Howdy Pierce I sat recently through a long, multiple-day design review for a major appliance manufacturer. This company—my customer—has a competitor who has recently launched an IoT version of their product. In response, my customer is planning a large IoT of…

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On the Importance of Hiring Excellence

Mike Perkins I came across the article “Why the ‘Next Silicon Valley’ is Always Silicon Valley” during my lunchtime reading today and found it really interesting. I would summarize it—obviously not justly!—as follows: Excellence is a snowball rolling…

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Do Something Hard

Howdy Pierce We have recently had several prospective customers approach us who are self-funded startups. Each of these customers was hoping we could help them develop an embedded product to the point where it could be sold on Kickstarter. And each of them wanted…

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Joy’s Law and the Problem of Engineering Design

Bernard Vachon One meme that has been making the rounds recently is Joy’s Law, supposedly named after Bill Joy, one of the founders of Sun Microsystems: “No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else.” It’s a cute aphorism, one th…

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How to Find the Right CTO

Howdy Pierce I’ve got a new article up at Xconomy, sharing some thoughts about how to find the right Chief Technology Officer for your startup: I’ve got a strong bias that you are likely to need at least one member of your founding team who is a strong techno…

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Boulder Tech Job Fair Redux: February 25

Randy Bockrath Based on the success of our last job fair, Cardinal Peak will once again be co-hosting the Boulder Tech Job Fair with the Boulder Chamber. We were thrilled by our experience at the last fair in September, so we will be joining 13 other tech companies…

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The Day of the Head-plant

Pat French, Director of Business Development What I love most about being an engineer is hearing (and helping) with my brethren’s after-hours projects. I’ve had the privilege of working with many creative individuals over the years whose side projects are more ambitious and interesting than…

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An Ode to Simplicity

Howdy Pierce Originally this was going to be a blog post ranting about remote controls for home entertainment systems. For the most part, they have way too many buttons! I don’t think I have a particularly high-end setup at home—but I still had to type up ins…

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Diego deGarrido Sr. Manager, LSI
Cardinal Peak has a strong technology portfolio that has complemented our own expertise well. They are communicative, drive toward results quickly, and understand the appropriate level of documentation it takes to effectively convey their work. In…
Jason Damori Director of Engineering, Biamp Systems
We asked Cardinal Peak to take ownership for an important subsystem, and they completed a very high quality deliverable on time.
Matt Cowan Chief Scientific Officer, RealD
Cardinal Peak’s personnel worked side-by-side with our own engineers and engineers from other companies on several of our key projects. The Cardinal Peak staff has consistently provided a level of professionalism and technical expertise that we…
Sherisse Hawkins VP Software Development, Time Warner Cable
Cardinal Peak was a natural choice for us. They were able to develop a high-quality product, based in part on open source, and in part on intellectual property they had already developed, all for a very effective price.
Bruce Webber VP Engineering, VBrick
We completely trust Cardinal Peak to advise us on technology strategy, as well as to implement it. They are a dependable partner that ultimately makes us more competitive in the marketplace.
Brian Brown President and CEO, Decatur Electronics
The Cardinal Peak team started quickly and delivered high-quality results, and they worked really well with our own engineering team.
Charles Corbalis VP Engineering, RGB Networks
We found Cardinal Peak’s team to be very knowledgeable about embedded video delivery systems. Their ability to deliver working solutions on time—combined with excellent project management skills—helped bring success not only to the product…
Ralph Schmitt VP, Product Marketing and Engineering, Kustom Signals
Cardinal Peak has provided deep technical insights, and they’ve allowed us to complete some really hard projects quickly. We are big fans of their team.
Scott Garlington VP Engineering, xG Technology
We’ve used Cardinal Peak on several projects. They have a very capable engineering team. They’re a great resource.
Greg Read Senior Program Manager, Symmetricom
Cardinal Peak has proven to be a trusted and flexible partner who has helped Harmonic to deliver reliably on our commitments to our own customers. The team at Cardinal Peak was responsive to our needs and delivered high quality results.
Alex Derecho VP Professional Services, Harmonic
Yonder Music was an excellent collaboration with Cardinal Peak. Combining our experience with the music industry and target music market, with Cardinal Peak’s technical expertise, the product has made the mobile experience of Yonder as powerful as…
Adam Kidron founder and CEO, Yonder Music
The Cardinal Peak team played an invaluable role in helping us get our first Internet of Things product to market quickly. They were up to speed in no time and provided all of the technical expertise we lacked. They interfaced seamlessly with our i…
Kevin Leadford Vice President of Innovation, Acuity Brands Lighting
We asked Cardinal Peak to help us address a number of open items related to programming our systems in production. Their engineers have a wealth of experience in IoT and embedded fields, and they helped us quickly and diligently. I’d definitely…
Ryan Margoles Founder and CTO, notion