David Sherrer

Game-changing Technologies for Aerospace, Defense & Industry
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President, Founder
Nuvotronics, LLC
11-50 employees; Privately Held; Defense & Space
July 2008 - Present

Nuvotronics is a privately held high-tech company pursuing products in adanced microwave devices for aerospace, defense and commercial application that leverage our unique Polystrata and Si-Pak manufacturing platforms. Specialization is in microwave and mm-wave products and MEMS. See www.polystrata.com and our wafer-level packaging at www.si-pak.com. We manufacture our own materials, make our devices in our microfabrication center, and deliver the tested hardware to nearly all major aerospace and defense contractors and DOD agencies for next generation applications.

Semiconductor Advisory Board / MicrON center
Virginia Tech
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing
June 2008 - Present

Advisory board member - seeking to help grow and develop the capabilities, specialization, and opportunities for the center.

Director of Product Development / Director of R&D
Rohm and Haas / England
Public Company; Chemicals
2002 - June 2008

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.

President / CEO / Founder
51-200 employees; Privately Held; Telecommunications
August 2000 - September 2002

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.

President/ Founder
ACT MicroDevices, Inc
11-50 employees; Privately Held; Semiconductors
July 1996 - August 2000

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.


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Electrical Engineering
1993 - 1996

Activities and Societies: Fiber and Electro-Optics Research Center, Eta Kappa Nu

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1988 - 1992

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
1988 - 1993

Activities and Societies: Sigma Phi Epsilon

Patents (143)

Batch fabricated microconnectors (7 worldwide citation)
David W Sherrer, Jean Marc Rollin
August 26, 2014: 08814601

Device package and methods for the fabrication and testing thereof (2 worldwide citation)
David W Sherrer, Larry J Rasnake, John J Fisher
April 22, 2014: 08703603

Optical device package (1 worldwide citation)
David W Sherrer, Mindaugas F Dautartas, Neil Ricks, Dan A Steinberg
March 19, 2013: 08399897

Three-deimensional microstrucutres and methods of formation thereof
William D Houck, David W Sherrer
July 26, 2012: 20120189863-A1

Electronic device packages and methods of formation (38 worldwide citation)
James W Getz, David W Sherrer, John J Fisher
June 19, 2012: 08203207

Coaxial transmission line microstructures and methods of formation thereof
David W Sherrer, Jean Marc Rollin
November 10, 2011: 20110273241-A1