Many technologies now powering Silicon Valley companies were invented in the aerospace sector years ago. And there’s plenty more to come. We talked to Bob Smith, President, Mechanical Systems and Components, Honeywell Aerospace.


“I think there are many things [invented in aerospace] now showing up in Silicon Valley.”

By Bob Smith, Honeywell Aerospace

He gave the examples of GPS, high-integrity software and iPads – the latter, he says, came from display technology developed by Honeywell two decades ago.

“We’re not standing by and waiting,” he says, sharing the latest in what Honeywell is doing around cutting-edge connectivity.