Apple’s ex-wireless lead plots a solid state future for electronics

Future smartphones may not need traditional metallic circuits if a start-up led by Apple’s former 5G chief, Ruben Caballero, gets its way.

Apple’s ex-wireless lead is on a fresh mission

A company called Keyssa is developing new ways to achieve high-speed, contactless connectivity.

Its website describes multiple ways this might work, from pairing set top boxes to televisions to sharing data with a bump.

But it’s possible the most compelling future implication may be in its use as an interconnect on a component basis inside devices.

Product design has hit a wall when it comes to I/O, which is what Keyssa is trying to solve with its solid-state contactless technology.

(It is interesting to note its solution is based on millimeter wave (mmWave), which Apple has reportedly been testing.)