Mouser and Grant Imahara Unveil the Secrets Behind Foundry in Final Episode of ‘Bringing Ideas to Life’

January 16, 2020 – Mouser Electronics teamed up with star engineer Grant Imahara today to release the final episode of the series Bringing Ideas to Life, Mouser’s award-winning Empowering Innovation Together™. The latest instalment of the Innovation) programme. Please click here to view and watch this video.

In this video, Grant takes the audience to Silicon Valley to meet Beth Kendrick, President of Valley Services Electronics (VSE). Valley Services Electronics is a specialized manufacturer of assembled printed circuit boards (PCBs), offering low-volume custom production of prototype Electronic components. The series “Bringing Ideas to Life” is sponsored by Mouser’s key suppliers, Analog Devices, Intel®, Microchip Technology and Molex.

“Manufacturing is often the last and one of the most important steps in the process of creating a product for an electronic design engineer,” said Glenn Smith, president and CEO of Mouser Electronics, an authorized global distributor of semiconductors and electronic components. Product engineers must be careful when selecting components for a product and choosing the right manufacturing partner.”

This new video provides behind-the-scenes insights from Kendrick and the VSE team, shares first-hand advice with product innovators, and highlights how innovators can choose a PCB assembly (PCBA) manufacturer to ensure smooth time-to-market. The team explains how they pushed the limits of offshore manufacturing norms, and what these pioneering efforts mean for today’s innovators.

Grant added, “Asking potential manufacturing partners all the critical questions and understanding the right process, why and what’s inside is the key to ensuring your vision and product are realised. We’re excited to show you this final step.”

Since its launch in 2015, the Empowering Innovation Together program has become one of the most well-known and market-recognized promotion programs in the electronic components industry, having previously held various creative development events such as the future Internet of Things and smart cities, as well as robotics.

To learn more about this series and all of Mouser’s Empowering Innovation Together series, please visit, and follow the Mouser WeChat Official Account Mouser Design Circle: Mouser-Community, Mouser Service Number Mouserelectronics and Weibo accounts.

About Mouser Electronics

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About Grant Imahara

Engineering renown Grant Imahara is an expert in electronics and radio controls, and he has successfully leveraged his engineering expertise throughout his Hollywood film and television production career. In addition to starring in “MythBusters” and “Botts,” Grant is the creator of many well-known robot characters, including R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” prequels, and “Craig’s Late Show” partner Geoff Peterson (who will talking robot), and the robotic arm of the latest generation of Energizer Bunny.


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