Former Apple executive joins the startup is focused on banishing the smartphone cables

CAMPBELL, California (Reuters) – more than 14 years of experience at Apple Inc., Ruben Caballero had to have a cable that has each and every iPhone design in which the wireless engineer, he surveyed, from the first prototype in 2005, for iPhone, for 11 of the models on the shelves right now.

Keyssa Inc. Chief Wireless Strategist, Ruben Caballero and CEO, and Eric Almgren, in one of the labs in Campbell, California, USA, on 18 October 2019. REUTERS/Stephen Nellis

Now, as the chief wireless strategist for the Silicon Valley Keyssa, Inc, Caballero is hoping to cut the cord, as well as all smartphones. This new position has not previously been reported.

Each and every ipad since the first was released in 2007 and it is equipped with a cable is a failsafe way to make the transfer of information, such as almost every other make of phone.

Keyssa aims to put an end to that with a chip that transfers data nearly as fast as a thread running through all the places of the two devices next to each other. In the beginning, the customers of LG Electronics, Inc. makes use of the chip and to connect it to the second screen of the LG V50 is a smart phone.

The wireless charging has taken hold in a phone, but a wireless data connection (such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi internet access included, there is still a lot to choose from), remove the cables at all.

Keyssa has raised more than $100 million of the company’s groups at Intel Corp, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Foxconn’s parent company Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. Ltd., a fund run by Tony Fadell, one to another, the former Apple executive who helped create the iPod, and then hired a Caballero of the original iPhone team.

“Every consumer has the product and would like to know the problems of the external connector, a” Caballero, which Apple released earlier this year, he said in an interview, to Keyssa, the company headquarters in Campbell, California.

Caballero, a retired Canadian air force captain, who of all graces-a black dress, too, has its eye on the inside of the phone. There are cables that can cause engineering headaches.

The Camera modules attach to the main circuit board by means of a thin cable. Do not bend them enough to break them, creating an unwanted “good antenna” which may interfere with mobile data connections, Caballero said.

With Keyssa’s potato chips, camera modules, do not touch the printed circuit board to transmit data wirelessly. The chips will make use of a high frequency, that is to make sure that there is no fault with the phone or with nearby devices.

“What’s the great thing about this is, it is the frequency,” Caballero said. “It solves a lot of problems.”

Apart from phones, Keyssa is a test of the team, with a video display, the makers, and at least one of a maker of lidar sensors in the electronic eyes of a self-driving car.

“Ruben is a powerhouse when it comes to the commercialization of the technology,” Fadell told Reuters.

Caballero brings with him experience and oversight of more than 1,000 Apple and the wireless engineer in a department with a budget of $600 million of which is for the testing of equipment only.

Slideshow (3 Images)

Prior to joining Apple, Caballero has worked at two start-ups and benefited from the crazy pace of it during his early days at Apple, to work with Fadell.

When Fadell took it to Apple in 2005, and Caballero will be asked where all of the test equipment, and labs are in the group.

“He said,” We don’t have it all, but we’ll get it done,'” Caballero said. “You know, if there’s something in his eyes, you can see the vision for the future. After that, I was hooked. I used to sleep under my desk. If you have a passion, it’s unbelievable. And I can feel it from here.”

Report by Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Editing by John Mitchell and Richard Chang

Follow us

Don't be shy, get in touch. We love meeting interesting people and making new friends.

Most popular