asicNorth helps StretchSense drive wearables to become “disappearables” in the new ZozoSuit by Start Today

by Mike Slattery on December 1, 2017

(Williston, VT) December 1, 2017:  

asicNorth, the premier VLSI design services and turnkey mixed-signal ASIC provider is thrilled to announce it has been able to help StretchSense Ltd. bring their unique sensor technology to market driving wearables to become “disappearables”. Their client and investor Start Today Co. Ltd. recently announced the launch of the ZozoSuit, a full‐body smart garment that conforms to the wearer to help their customers purchase tailor fitted clothes online. As StretchSense’s microelectronics partner, asicNorth created a custom ASIC to enable the sensors to communicate with the central control circuitry.

Watch below to see a demo of the ZozoSuit:

 

Experts in low power and analog mixed signal design, asicNorth took the StretchSense requirements and immediately assembled a design team. Leveraging existing Intellectual Property as well as creating new Analog Cores, asicNorth created the architecture, implemented and verified the design, and released it to manufacturing in less than 4 months.

Mike Slattery, asicNorth founder and President says, “It was a team effort to get from concept to full production on such an aggressive schedule. We could not have achieved this schedule without strong partners. Our IoT Design EcoSystem is helping drive innovative products to market in record time. We are very proud of what we were able to achieve together.”

About ASIC North: 
ASIC North, Inc. was founded in January 2000 with one purpose in mind; to deliver the highest quality design services possible. In an industry that can be quite volatile at times, it is important to have a design partner that you can depend upon to deliver the VLSI designs you need when you need them.  Today, asicNorth is enabling high-tech industry leaders and startups alike with a variety of design services in digital, analog, mixed-signal, and RF design.  These capabilities, along with our focus on IP Design, Circuit Characterization; Supply Chain Management; and Turnkey Products allow us to support the needs of our clients at any point in the IC product development cycle.  asicNorth is “Bringing Analog / Mixed-Signal to ASIC Design”.  asicNorth is a LoRa Alliance member.  To learn more about asicNorth, visit us at www.asicNorth.com 

 

About StretchSense:

StretchSense Limited manufactures soft stretch sensing technology, empowering product developers to bring their wearable idea to market. Co‐founders Iain Anderson, Todd Gisby and Ben O’Brien began the company as a spin‐out from the Biomimetics Lab of the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland in November 2012. StretchSense has secured investment and support from Ralf Muller, Auckland UniServices Limited, Flying Kiwi Angels, New Zealand Venture Investment Fund and Start Today Co, Ltd.

www.stretchsense.com