DaStrong's Advanced Air Mover (DAAM)
One of the major causes for rotary fans’ premature failure is due to the dust accumulation on ball bearing. Since our module has a novel non-bearing structure, it is more resistant to dust, humidity, salt spray and other environmental uncertainties. We have been running temperature accelerated lifetime testing for 10 months and the module’s performance hasn’t declined.
The module also has passed the international water-proof and dust-proof IP54 test.
Thanks to the simplicity of its structure, DaStrong module has huge potential of scaling both upwards and downwards. We have manufactured samples as thin as 7 mms and are still trying smaller. Rotary fans’ cost increases dramatically when scaling downwards because their yield rate drops significantly. Whereas for DaStrong module, the cost decreases since smaller modules require less raw material.
With our proprietary technology, the latest DaStrong module can achieve minimum vibration. That means minimum noise and optimal user experience.
Based on the sound pressure test from PAL Acoustics Lab, the majority of the models that we have tested have lower operating noise than 28 dB.
Most laptop user have experienced overheating and noise problems when laptops start to age. With DaStrong’s Model S air mover, laptops in the future will have higher reliability and lower operating noise. Currently, all DaStrong employees are using DaStrong's thermal solution.
Desktop(i3 - i7 CPU)
Currently, all of DaStrong Corp’s desktop ranging from i3 to i7 CPU are using DaStrong’s Model A air mover. The patented design of DaStrong’s thermal solution is able to achieve maximum cooling ability while creating minimum noise (~23db). DaStrong will start shipping by the end of 2016
Video Graphic Card
Currently working with two of the largest video graphic card manufacturers in the world. DaStrong’s Model B air mover will soon hit the market on 730 and 750 cards. The new solution will significantly reduce the noise issue for video cards and significantly improve its lifetime.
Mr. Ren gained his first exposure to management during his senior year of high school, when he started a clothing venture that helped him gain diverse knowledge and experience unique situations. He has an ongoing passion for fashion, business and investments. These three aspects have shaped the person that he is today. Growing up in the beautiful city of Vancouver, he came down to Texas to work towards a MTEC and Statistics double-degree at Rice University. At Rice, Hayden has also involved himself with several start-ups and eventually helped co-found Project UNICiD with his business partner and DaStrong Corp advisor, Jonathan Hua. In addition, he enjoys competitive and extreme sports, value investing and engine tuning.
Mr. Xu is currently pursuing a dual bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Economics in Rice University. He is a results-driven, detail-oriented and team-compatible individual with diverse leadership experiences. His passion in Energy and Business prompted him to actively participate in different academic and extracurricular activities at Rice that have prepared him for future opportunities in these fields. Mr. Xu is extremely interested in networking with entrepreneurially spirited individuals and engaging leaders. In addition, he enjoys competitive activities such as biking, basketball and Texas Hold’em.
Dr. Su received his Ph.D. degree in 2012 from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the prestigious National Taiwan University. In 2013, he joined the NSF-Cooling Technology Research Center at Purdue University as a Postdoctoral researcher to investigate a 3D Porous media based heat exchanger for an advanced cooling application. His interest lies in cutting edge cooling solutions and commercialization applications. He has won several prizes in Taiwan, Japan and the United States at business competitions, including the Burdon D. Morgan business competition, Rice Business Plan Competition and 43 North Business Plan Competition.
Dennis is the Managing Partner of Murphree Venture Partners (venture capital funds); The Southern Funds Group (venture capital and private equity partnerships); and The Murphree Group (commercial real estate development). He got his BA in Economics from Southern Methodist University and his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation from Wharton, he entered the real estate industry in May 1971 and started his own firm, The Murphree Company, in December 1972. By 1985, that firm was the 11th largest commercial developer in the U.S.
In 1975, Dennis began doing venture capital deals as well, starting with 8 commercial bank start-ups between 1975 and 1980. By 1986, he had done 23 VC deals including the restaurants Cafe Annie and Cafe Express. In late 1986, he sold his real estate operations and began VC work full time in January 1987. Over the years, his firm has financed 110 portfolio companies over 7 venture capital funds and over 20 separate partnerships.
In 2013, he re-entered the real estate field with The Murphree Group and is developing numerous commercial projects throughout the Houston region including the 15 story office tower, 1885 St. James Place. He continues to do venture capital through The Southern Funds Group as well with his partner, John D. White.
Dennis is a 30 year professor and taught "Investment Management" to seniors at the University of St. Thomas for six years. For the last 25 years, he has been on the faculty of the Jones Graduate School at Rice University where he teaches two second year MBA courses: "Creative Entrepreneurship" and "Venture Capital". He has served on over 60 corporate boards in his career, both private and public, and has served on numerous civic, charitable and educational boards including Southern Methodist University; the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; and he is the current chairman of the board at Texas A&M University - Galveston.
A lifelong entrepreneur, Mr. Howard is the President and CEO of Softeq Development Corporation, a leading software development company founded in 1997 in Houston, TX. Prior to Softeq, Mr. Howard founded Genus Microprogramming, Inc. He is also a published magazine and book author. Recently, Mr. Howard has been serving as both a personal mentor for Hayden Ren and an advisor for DaStrong Corp. With over 20 years of industry experience in the technology and software development space, Mr. Howard plays a crucial role in the future development of DaStrong Corp.