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DARPA awards Nuvotronics $4.2M contract under ViSAR program December 10, 2012

The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have chosen Nuvotronics LLC in Radford, Va.; Raytheon Co. Missile Systems segment in Tucson, Ariz; and the BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Merrimack, N.H., for the initial phase of the Video Synthetic Aperture Radar (ViSAR) program.  For more info see:

Nuvotronics� Holiday Food Drive November 29, 2012

This holiday season, Nuvotronics, LLC is helping Feeding America Southwest Virginia (FASWVA) put food on the tables of those less fortunate. Donations for the Holidays From The Heart Food Drive will be accepted until Friday, December 14th. Please visit for facts about hunger and information about donating, advocating, or volunteering for the FASWVA organization.

Nuvotronics opens Boston area office October 03, 2012

Nuvotronics LLC has opened a Boston area office this month to better serve its Northeast customer base.  The new design center in Woburn, MA, will provide a hub for development of innovative microwave devices for phased arrays, power amplifiers, and radar or communications systems.  “With a footprint in New England, Nuvotronics will amplify its ability to serve the microwave industry.  We can leverage the engineering talent pool, work more closely with our customers, and continue to create revolutionary microwave products for defense and communications,” said Dr. J. Robert Reid, Senior Member Technical Staff.  The office address is Nuvotronics LLC, 100 Tradecenter, Suite 761, Woburn, MA 01801.

Nuvotronics LLC is a woman-owned small business developing microwave electronics that are 10x smaller, lighter weight, and more dense than traditional technologies.  These advantages are driven by the PolyStrata® 3D micro coax transmission line architecture.  For more information, refer to the company’s website at

Nuvotronics awarded SBIR contract for broadband connectors above 100 GHz August 28, 2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded Nuvotronics a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research contract for ”Microfabricated Broadband Connectors for Frequencies above 100 GHz”. From this work Nuvotronics proposes developing connectors and adapters that could quadruple the highest frequency of operation for today’s off-the-shelf microwave connectors. Nuvotronics’ PolyStrata® technology has been leveraged as the highest performance, highest density, miniaturized transmission line architecture in millimeter wave products such as power amplifiers, TR modules, and time delay units. Very high frequency connectors will add functionality to these products as well as provide a platform for test and measurement at 100 GHz and above. “We are very pleased to be working with NIST on this new program, and we are excited that our technology can be showcased to demonstrate the next generation of test and measurement instrumentation,” said David Sherrer, President of Nuvotronics.


Archived Power Amplifier Demo July 01, 2012

Check out our PolyStrata(R) Power Module demo, dubbed Antelope(TM), at the IMS 2011 exhibit in Baltimore.


New Staff Member Dr. Hooman Kazemi May 21, 2012

Hooman recently joined Nuvotronics as VP of Technology after his tenure as the manager of the Microwave Technology Department and a senior scientist at the HRL Laboratories from 2009-2012 and technical department manager and a senior scientist in the Electronics division of the Teledyne Scientific Company (formerly Rockwell Scientific) from 2001-2009. Hooman has led and won complex R&D programs for DoD and commercial companies from the creative idea through the proposal process and its program management and investigations towards the final deliverables of record performance millimeter wave components, circuits and subsystems. Results of his work included the highest-performing GaN and InP HEMT power and low noise MMIC amplifiers, millimeter wave detectors, mixers and multipliers, advanced solid state power amplifier architectures for the highest efficiency- bandwidth and power, electric and magnetic field integrated sensors, novel RF printed electronics, wireless power transfer, and next generation phased array architectures using novel power combining, packaging, integration and thermal concepts.

New River Valley Region is #5 for Job Growth! May 10, 2012

Forbes rated the NRV #5 in the Top 10 Small Cities for Job Growth.  Read the entire article here:

Nuvotronics expands production footprint May 01, 2012

Nuvotronics is opening a 16,000 square foot additional facility in VA in order to expand design and production capability for microwave modules.  “We’ve had our growing pains through the past year,” said David Sherrer, President of Nuvotronics.  “Now we have the space to increase design and production capability for the immediate future.”  The company plans to utilize the new facility immediately for design engineering, management, administration, and some test and measurement.  Future plans include fabrication and assembly of modules at the new site leveraging the company’s novel PolyStrata® architecture.    

New website for Nuvotronics April 12, 2012

Nuvotronics introduces its new website, with more content and information for the microwave engineer.  Learn more about the premier transmission-line platform for TR modules, TDUs, and SSPAs--the PolyStrata(R) architecture.  Discover the benefits of extremely low loss across octaves of frequency in your phased array or SATCOM application. 

Nuvotronics, LLC Wins $1.93 Million Contract for Time Delay Development January 06, 2012

Office of Naval Research (Department of the Navy), ONR, has awarded a $1.93 Million contract to Nuvotronics, LLC on January 3, 2012 for Time Delay Unit development.  These multi-bit time delay units are expected to deliver unprecedented SWaP benefits for the customer, being able to pack more than a meter of coax in a cubic centimeter of volume.  The Nuvotronics TDU will deliver an expected frequency range performance of 1 to 110 GHz, and will leverage the high power capability of GaN.  For more information on TDU development at Nuvotronics, visit our Products>TDU page or contact us at