Semiconductor Advisory Board / MicrON center @ Virginia Tech
Director of Product Development / Director of R&D @ Rohm and Haas
BS, Philosophy @
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Building the go-to organization for new technology and manufacturing innovation in RF/microwave hardware, micro-mechatronics, and their resulting disruptive systems. Specializing where performance, size, weight, and power are key challenges. Partnering with defense prime contractors and industry to develop new applications in microwave communications, phased arrays, radar, microwave power amplifiers, RF filters, 3D microwave circuits, and cost-effective
Building the go-to organization for new technology and manufacturing innovation in RF/microwave hardware, micro-mechatronics, and their resulting disruptive systems. Specializing where performance, size, weight, and power are key challenges. Partnering with defense prime contractors and industry to develop new applications in microwave communications, phased arrays, radar, microwave power amplifiers, RF filters, 3D microwave circuits, and cost-effective micron-precision batch manufacturing. Maturing the first technology for 3D integrated backplanes and hybrid circuits capable of operating DC to THz. Revolutionary manufacturing of meso-scale micro-mechanical devices enabling applications ranging from medical to munitions.
Our PolyStrata technology is THE FIRST:
-additive manufacturing process
-allowing definition and scalable manufacturing of 3D structures
-made of mixed bulk-property conductors and non-conductors
-2 micron precision and accuracy (X,Y,Z)
-in parallel (ten or ten-thousand parts)
Entrepreneur, Inventor, Team-builder:
Passionate about building high-growth, high-value technology-based ventures. Growing the Nuvotronics team, technology, and strategy.
Managing portfolio of >100 Patents (micro-manufacturing, microwave & mm-wave devices, advanced packaging, microfabrication methods, 3D Metal-Dielectric microstructures, sensors, optoelectronic devices, wafer level packaging, and RF devices).
Invention: >150 Patents. Successfully sold ~50 of these patents to the largest global electronics companies (>$100B) for semiconductor, advanced packaging, and HBLED lighting.
Specialties: Broad experience gained from growing businesses from the ground up: first hand as well as management experience in market analysis, invention and patents and patent analysis, product development, proposal writing, team building and key employee recruiting, manufacturing, venture capital, acquisitions, business planning, and product marketing.
President, Founder @ Nuvotronics is changing our industry.
Our goal is simple: to design and produce the best products in the world in the areas we pursue.
We are pioneers and innovation leaders creating "what's next"
From new materials to new manufacturing methods to new system architectures.
They are all connected, each enabling the next.
We are a privately held high-tech company delivering advanced microwave products for aerospace, defense and commercial application that leverage our unique Polystrata and Si-Pak manufacturing platforms. Specialization is in design and manufacturing of 3D microwave and mm-wave products and the systems that use them. We manufacture our own materials, then fabricate, assemble, and test our products in-house. We deliver the tested hardware to nearly all major aerospace and defense contractors and DOD agencies for next generation applications. We currently have offices and/or manufacturing centers in VA, MA, NC, and CA.
Great at what you do? Have passion and perseverence? Come join us and make a difference. From July 2008 to Present (7 years 4 months) VA, MA, CA, NCSemiconductor Advisory Board / MicrON center @ Advisory board member - seeking to help grow and develop the capabilities, specialization, and opportunities for the Semiconductor and MEMS research center. From June 2008 to Present (7 years 5 months) Director of Product Development / Director of R&D @ New product development and commercialization for microfabricated products.
Managed the development of two product platforms: Si-Pak(tm) hermetic laser packages and Polystrata(tm) microwave / mm wave packaging platform originating from DARPA's 3D-MERFS and DMT programs.
Oversee research, development, engineering and manufacturing operations for a 6" wafer fab and packaging group specializing in MEMS, wafer-level packaging, laser packaging, optoelectronic devices, and RF devices.
Reported dually to the corporate CTO and division President in this $8B US based company. Member of the corporate IP strategy team. From 2002 to June 2008 (6 years) President / CEO / Founder @ Manufacturing and product development company for MEMS based fiber optic components and assemblies (silicon bench, optical switches, fiber arrays, pigtailing waveguides, sensors)
Manufacturer of optoelectronics packaging components (metallized fiber, ball lenses, fiber arrays).
Acquired by Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials. From August 2000 to September 2002 (2 years 2 months) President/ Founder @ Silicon Micromachining / MEMS / Microfabrication / Thin-film based products manufacturer for Sensors, Optoelectronics, micro optics.
Established and built a 4" MEMS fab. Grew to 35+ engineers and technicians. Re-incorporated as Haleos, Inc after raising venture capital. From July 1996 to August 2000 (4 years 2 months)
MS, Electrical Engineering @ Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University From 1993 to 1996 BS, Philosophy @ Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University From 1988 to 1993 Bachelor of Science (BS), Physics @ Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University From 1988 to 1992 David Sherrer is skilled in: Product Development, Semiconductors, Electronics, Venture Capital, Manufacturing, Business Planning, Acquisitions, Sensors, Proposal Writing, Product Marketing, Optics, RF, MEMS, Thin Films, Embedded Systems, R&D, Aerospace, Engineering, Start-ups, Program Management, Intellectual Property, IC, Medical Devices, Entrepreneurship, Matlab, Electrical Engineering, Patents, Microwave, Fiber Optics, Strategy, Systems Engineering, Engineering Management, Nanotechnology, Characterization, Leadership, System Architecture, Physics, Materials Science, Simulations, Materials, Design of Experiments, System Design, Testing, Laser, Process Simulation, Silicon, DoD, Systems Design
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