Simplexity Product Development was founded in San Diego, California in 2005 by Steve Mott and Minh Duong after a predecessor company, Product Design Group (PDG), was purchased by Flextronics and later consolidated. PDG had been founded in 1992 by former Hewlett-Packard engineers seeking to bring world-class product development practices to technology companies. Simplexity carries on the PDG tradition, with many of the same engineers continuing to work together.
Simplexity opened a second office in the Portland Oregon area (Vancouver, Washington) in 2006, upon the request of a key client to have Simplexity engineers to support their projects locally. After serving as the director of the Portland/Vancouver office, Dorota Shortell took over running the company from Steve Mott in 2010 and continues to serve as Simplexity CEO.
In 2016, after continuous growth, Simplexity expanded to the San Francisco Bay Area, opening a design center to serve Silicon Valley’s hardware ecosystem, from startups to established companies.
Simplexity’s fourth office, in Seattle, Washington, was opened in 2017 by former Stratos Product Development engineers who wished to continue first-class product development in the medical, biotech, and consumer fields.
In 2019, Simplexity was awarded Quality Management System ISO 13485:2016 certification for Product Design and Development related to medical products. The ISO certification indicates that the company's quality management system (QMS) meets or exceeds the latest international guidance for medical device product development across all four of its West-Coast offices. ISO 13485:2016 is an internationally recognized standard for quality management systems, and certification demonstrates an organization’s ability to provide medical devices and related services that consistently meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements for quality. ISO Certification provides clients confidence that Simplexity prioritizes and is committed to quality in all projects, not only medical device development.
“Simplexity has a highly motivated, technically resourceful staff. For a complete project or for augmentation of an existing program, they are a go-to team in a crunch.”
Taylor Reid, Director Instrumentation