For the last 30+ years, Silicon Valley has had awesome innovations popping up left and right, with no signs of slowing down. Here are 4 exciting technical innovations looking to change the way we live.

Techies from across the world turn their focus to the startups and large companies in the Silicon Valley for inspiration. With each of these new innovations, comes many different career roles and consultant job opportunities for Software Engineers, Hardware Engineers, UI/UX Developers, QA Analysts, along with many other specialty roles. Whether you’re just interested in technology, or a job seeker looking for your next role, the Silicon Valley is the place to look.

We’ve gathered a list of some of our top tech innovations to watch. What technology innovations do you have your eye on?

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Microsoft Hololens

Microsoft’s Hololens aims to bring your computer screen to life. Their goal is to create a seamless transition between holograms and reality. Imagine this, you’re cooking dinner, your hands are dirty and full, but you don’t know how much salt to add. With your Hololens on, you’ll have the hologram recipe right in your line of vision… you don’t even have to move! Let’s say you’re a product designer. As you build the shape on the computer, a 3D hologram appears on your desk next to you. The Hololens itself looks like a pair of oversized sunglasses, but has the potential to change the way we work, interact, and communicate.

Intel & Micron 3D Xpoint

Intel and Micron just recently announced that they’ve developed a chip that is over 1,000 times faster than any other current NAND chip. For systems that require consistent database access, the process will be much smoother. This innovation will certainly shake up the chip world, and require a quick response from companies that also occupy the flash storage space.

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Mercedes-Benz Autonomous Car

While the idea of an autonomous car isn’t necessarily new, Mercedes has really kicked it up a notch. The car itself is a sight to be seen. The futuristic look paired with the sleek interior makes this the ultimate luxury self-driving car. The bucket seats rotate, allowing the four chairs to be aligned for face-to-face interaction. The interior is also equipped with six display screens for the riders to interact with the vehicle. Mercedes has designed the car for increased safety and comfort. Last month, ERG placed an engineer at Mercedes to help them design their infotainment system.

Google Soli

Among the many cool things coming out of Mountain View, Google announced Project Soli at their annual I/O conference. Soli uses radar to allow you to control devices without an interface by using small motions with your hands and fingertips. These commands, when complete, will not just control your computer or phone, but anything. One day we will be able to control the world around us, without the use of touch. That’s pretty incredible.

[Software engineer positions in the Silicon Valley]

At ERG, we have our Silicon Valley Consultants working on many similar projects at Northern California Fortune 100 companies as well as start-ups. One of the best perks of being a consultant in the Silicon Valley is that you get the opportunity to work on these cutting-edge projects. If you’re curious about making the switch to consulting, check out our blog 5 benefits of becoming a consultant. When you’re ready to make a change to your next exciting project, give us a call. We’re a trusted partner of over 100 leading technology companies in the Silicon Valley. Our specialties include a variety of software and hardware roles, ASIC Design and Verification, Embedded Software Development, QA Analysts, UI/UX Developers, Firmware roles, among many others. Check out the full list of jobs here at

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