Edison Labs began in 2007 as an independent product development
lab that returns to the model of Thomas Edisonís own labs.
Edison Labs was begun, as a place to explore, play, test
and develop new technology that is compelling and exciting.
Formed with leading technologist with broad background from
Bell Labs, Interval Research, Apple Computer, and many start-up
The staff at Edison Labs were participants in creating the first
video games, personal computers, personal Computer Operating
Systems, Broadband Communication technology, 1G/2G/3G and 4G
wireless communications, digital TV platforms, new forms of microprocessors,
DSP, media and parallel processing IC's, new hand-held mobile
communicators, and much much more.
He founded Edison Labs and has over 25 years of experience creating
and deploying new technology that have generated billions
of dollars in product sales over this period. He has been
a senior technology and business executive at Apple Computer
(led the Mac OS group) , Pacific Bell (led the Interactive
TV Engineering), Xilinx (led the Reconfigurable Logic R&D
Lab) and several start-ups he co-founded and led, including
Solitare Group (Video Games) , Digital Creations (Video Games
and Video Effects hardware), QuickSilver Technology (Adaptive
Computing Machine technology for mobile and embedded devices),
Element CXI (Elemental Computing for embedded devices), and
Carpe Media (Steaming Media Ad technology) from technology
started at Edison Labs. He has been involved in creating
the technology that has changed the world of computing for
the last 2 decades. When not at Edison he is preparing for
the 2010 International Carpet Fishing competition in Iceland
(his personal best is a 40kg cod). See Dilbert cartoon.
Owen co-founded Edison Labs with Jaime, and has over 30 years
in technology development and management. He started his
career as one of the first five software game designers for
Atari, and designed coin-operated games for over 13 years
for Atari and Bally Sente. Owen also designed both Macintosh
hardware and software at Apple. He was Director of Technology
for Pacific Bell, where he helped design and build one of
the first digital broadband systems in the US. Following
Pacific Bell, Owen was hired by Paul Allen to lead Paul's
broadband research for Interval Research, where he did research
and prototype development on several innovations in digital
TV and broadband devices. After Interval, Owen began a run
as a technical executive for a number of different start-up
companies in application security, semiconductors, digital
TV devices, and advertising related technology.
Bo Rinaldi is a Partner with Edison Labs and is responsible for Business
Development and Strategic Vision. Prior to joining Edison, Bo has held
executive positions in leading computer and consulting firms in the NW and
Silicon Valley. As Executive VP of TTN, Bo helped grow and sell the firm
to Spherion. A thought leader in the areas of technology, internet
marketing and natural foods, Bo is an innovator who helps define the
industries he is a part of. In Silicon Valley he was considered one of the
creative forces behind many innovative products and companies, working
directly with the founders of Apple, Oracle, Etrade, CommerceOne, Netflix
and Finisar. Bo has a personal philosophy of bringing an open and
enthusiastic style to all he does, and is recognized as being one of the
creative drivers behind many modern technologies that are now industry
standards, including acrobat, xml, quicktime and webobjects.
Linnea has over 15 years of experience marketing and training development management experience in technology markets. Linnea started her career in the automatic test equipment industry in marketing where she managed trade shows, events and marketing communications (Schlumberger), marketing operations, communications and customer training groups (LTX) and customer relationship management programs (LTX and Credence Systems). She managed course development teams for SUN Microsystems' Internal Technical Training group where she drove through to completion over 200 training courses. Most recently Linnea worked at Adobe Systems where she managed strategic content and learning programs. Linnea holds an MBA from Santa Clara University.
Official crime fighting mascot of Edison Labs renown for his
exceptional ability to track down evil doers and criminal
malcontents while maintaining his trench coat noir style.
I'm McGruff the Crime Dog - world famous for my advice on
how to stop crime before it happens, and for my great sense
of humor. But seriously, my job is to help people, especially
kids, learn how to be safe and make their neighborhood safer.
Something else you should know about me is that I go all over
the country to talk to people about how they can take a bite
out of crime. So if you see me in your town, come on up and say
hi. You can recognize me by my tan trench coat - I never go anywhere
To learn more visit McGruff's site
for more info.