17 02, 2020

Internet From The Stars: 21st Century Space Race

By |2020-02-13T14:36:03+00:00February 17th, 2020|Design Innovation, Leadership Insight, Product Development|

Two weeks ago, SpaceX launched it’s third successful mission placing 60 more Starlink satellites into low earth orbit, bringing the total number of global internet powering satellites to 180. That is far from the planned system completion threshold of 12,000, but it does establish that SpaceX has the formula down and isn’t going to stop [...]

11 11, 2019

For Some Veterans the Battle has Followed them Home

By |2020-01-22T13:53:48+00:00November 11th, 2019|Leadership Insight|

I recently had the pleasure of assisting in the leadership of an event that was aimed at building community among the local population of military veterans in the Cincinnati region. The event was an absolute success, and it reinforced in me the positive and fun environment that can be found when a group of around [...]

15 10, 2018

Is Your Project on Schedule?

By |2020-01-22T13:58:37+00:00October 15th, 2018|Leadership Insight|

When working or leading a high technology project, a simple question related to the status of a program can become difficult one to answer. This difficulty is clearly seen by anyone who has been involved in the development, manufacturing and testing high performance radio frequency modules. As with any project, leadership must deal with the [...]

20 03, 2018

Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)

By |2020-01-22T14:04:08+00:00March 20th, 2018|Leadership Insight|

Leadership, self-discipline, and resiliency are just a few of the inherent entrepreneurial skills that veterans of military service bring the civilian sector. Many military veterans have used these strengths to build businesses of their own. In April 2017, the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) released a document entitled “Veteran-Owned Businesses and Their Owners”. In [...]

10 11, 2017

Create a Winning Culture with Extreme Ownership

By |2020-01-22T14:14:34+00:00November 10th, 2017|Leadership Insight|

Every quarter at NuWaves, our team joins the President for discussion of a book that is intended to help improve the company. We are currently on book #38, which revolves around the topic of ownership; we read books on various topics including leadership development, business challenges, teamwork, and organizational culture. Every now and then, we [...]

8 07, 2017

What does it take to be a Radio Frequency Engineer?

By |2020-01-22T14:18:43+00:00July 8th, 2017|Leadership Insight|

This is a question that aspiring engineers, as well as experienced electrical engineers, may be asking themselves. Radio frequency (RF) technology has been in use for over a century and throughout this time engineers have been necessary to facilitate its implementation. Today’s post aims to answer what it takes to be an RF engineer and [...]

6 06, 2017

What does it mean for a company to have great communication?

By |2020-01-22T14:19:58+00:00June 6th, 2017|Leadership Insight|

If you ask any company what their biggest opportunity for improvement is, they will say in one way or another that it's communication. Some companies might not communicate enough, some might not give enough context or the 'why', some might communicate too much, but very few have what companies would define as great communication. To [...]

16 05, 2017

Obsolete electronic components and how to manage them

By |2020-01-22T14:20:39+00:00May 16th, 2017|Leadership Insight|

The electronic components that make up Radio Frequency (RF) modules come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and functions (e.g. capacitors, resistors, inductors). But what's consistent among these components is they have a limited lifespan and become obsolete electronic components. Component manufacturers design these parts with a range of intended lifespans, some as short as [...]

29 12, 2016

How can a mentorship program help to grow a small business?

By |2020-01-22T14:21:56+00:00December 29th, 2016|Leadership Insight|

Every small business owner knows that their company is only as good as their employees. Growing individuals to their maximum potential can pay serious dividends in the long term, though certainly dependent on retaining those individuals. Personal and professional growth depends on a myriad of factors; one of the most important ones is having a [...]

22 11, 2016

Should you upgrade your Enterprise Resource Planning System?

By |2020-01-22T14:22:31+00:00November 22nd, 2016|Leadership Insight|

For a manufacturing company, having a strong Enterprise Resource Planning System, also known as an ERP System, can be a competitive advantage. Some systems integrate with the entire business to provide Accounting, Project Management and other functions in addition to the Logistics-related functions (e.g. purchasing, inventory management). Depending on the age of your existing systems, [...]