Ironically, many companies come to us not to reverse engineer a competitors product, but to reverse engineer their own designs, because they have poor or no documentation of their product, because their current design firm or manufacturer refuses to release it, or because they have lost a key employee.
Many companies learn the hard way that there is an inherent conflict of interest in using a contract manufacturer (CM) to do design work. If you retain a contract manufacturer to do the design as well as the manufacturing of the product, there is little motivation for the (CM) to give you accurate documentation, enabling you to use a different manufacturer if you become dissatisfied at a later time.
Spectrum Embedded Solutions only does engineering work and no contract manufacturing. We leave it to the customer to choose a contract manufacturer with which they feel comfortable. We provide customers with accurate and quality documentation, that can be used by any manufacturer to produce their product.
If you find yourself with the need to reverse engineer a product, please contact us, so we can discuss it with you further.