Based in the Pacific Northwest, Device-works is a consumer electronics company founded by former Microsoft executives Bryan Mistele and Craig Chapman. Seth Eisner, former senior vice president and corporate director for Expedia.com, will be serving as vice president, Operations.
"Digital technology is increasingly being unshackled from the desktop. With the rapid rate of adoption of mobile devices, wireless networks, streaming media and more, consumers are experiencing unprecedented freedom to take digital information with them wherever they go," said Device-Works founder and chief executive officer, Bryan Mistele. "Capitalizing on this new trend and recent advances in technology opens up entirely new product categories and the demand for simple solutions to address real life needs."
Device-Works' strategy is to develop complete solutions that seamlessly integrate with PC and desktop software to address real life mobility and connectivity needs. The company has plans to combine hardware, software and services together in unique and compelling ways to simplify life for mobile professionals and consumers. Device-Works currently has two products under development which they expect to introduce in 2005.
Mistele and Chapman both recently departed posts in the Mobile and Embedded Devices Division at Microsoft to start Device-Works.