BCD Opens New Factory in Qiaotou, Shenzhen

BCD has moved! Our hardware team and factory moved from Xi Xiang to the Qiaotou area of Fuyong (still part of Shenzhen). We call this new location “BCD Qiaotou” (pronounced CHOW-tow). The last time we moved our factory, about 6 years ago, we tried to find a spot near the Metro but a 30-minute walk was as close as we could get. Fortunately, Shenzhen built a new subway line called Line 11…

Solar Could Beat Coal to Become the Cheapest Power on Earth

Solar power is now cheaper than coal in some parts of the world. In less than a decade, it’s likely to be the lowest-cost option almost everywhere.

In 2016, countries from Chile to the United Arab Emirates broke records with deals to generate electricity from sunshine for less than 3 cents a kilowatt-hour, half the average global cost of coal power. Now, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Mexico are planning auctions and tenders for this year, aiming to drop prices even…

Bruce Lee, come join us.


Why Bruce Lee? Born in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Bruce constructed a lasting bridge between American and Chinese culture and shined a spotlight on the technical world of martial arts. Our firm, Blue Clover Devices (BCD) thrives on this skillset. You don’t have to know Kung Fu, but you do need to be technical; able to think on your feet and fight poor design choices like the seemingly endless cascade of villainous…

BCD Is Confirmed for San Francisco Design Week!

Mark your calendars! On Thursday, June 9, Blue Clover Devices will be hosting a Happy Hour at our SoMa office as a part of our first collaboration with San Francisco Design Week (SFDW).Logo-lockup-e1431370161242

Every year, SFDW celebrates and showcases San Francisco’s influence on the design world and beyond. As an intercontinental ODM specializing in power, wireless, and IoT, we’re excited to broaden the scope of SFDW by joining some of the world’s greatest designers…

Manufacturers Taking On the Industrial Internet of Things

Most of the recent attention on IoT has been concentrated on how connected products are changing the way consumers live their lives. But the impact of connected technology doesn’t end with your washing machine.

If the IoT is the result of individual products communicating with each other through the cloud, then the Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, is this capability write across the massive industrial systems that power our world. IIoT asks the question: “How can…

How Are Distributors Adapting to The Internet of Things?

The impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) is being felt across every industry, and electronics manufacture is no exception. Connected technology is changing how we interact with our electronics, but just as significantly, it’s also changing how these electronics are being made.

Electronics distributors make products and services available for consumption, and many are optimistic that current high demand for connected electronics will continue to grow Read More

Connecting BCD’s Intercontinental Team 

Every new BCD employee reads our company operations manual, BlueBook, to learn how all our departments work together. While on the surface not knowing how another team functions may not seem particularly important, understanding everyone’s role is key to Jolie Tan’s role as BCD’s Business Systems Analyst.

Jolie joined the US office as the designated analyst for Salesforce last year, becoming an internal consultant for all of the systems, like Kenandy, Jira, FinancialForce, Zendesk, and Arena, that keep BCD going. Among her responsibilities are building systems for workflows, like employee expense…

How SCM Keeps Everything Running Smoothly

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As a small but dynamic company, BCD’s success depends on every team functioning at top capacity. All of us have an important role to play in providing the best possible support to our clients, but it can be easy to lose track of how all of our responsibilities function together. 

To better understand how we contribute to BCD’s overall success, we want to highlight each…

Blue Clover Devices Celebrates One Year in SoMa


With the Western New Year not far behind us and Chinese New Year in full swing, BCD is looking forward to Y2016 with optimism and excitement. We have a lot of big plans, and a lot of faith in ourselves to pull it all off. We may be small, but we always set our sights high, keeping in mind our mantra “Small Team, Big Results!”

We’ve been doing…