Eravant Receives Patent for Revolutionary
Uni-Guide™ Waveguide Connector:
US Patent No. 11,804,681
Sage Millimeter Inc., dba Eravant, announces the issuance of US Patent No. 11,804,681.This patent relates to a novel series of electrical connectors used in the rapidly growing field of millimeter-wave electronics. Because of their lower attenuation and higher power-handling capabilities, waveguides are often used instead of coaxial cables to transport millimeter-wave signals ranging from 30 to 300 GHz. However, waveguide interfaces are typically much more complicated and more costly to produce. Branded as Uni-Guide™ waveguide connectors, the newly patented devices are compatible with existing coaxial interfaces. They greatly reduce the effort and cost of providing waveguide signal ports on hermetically sealed components. By using Uni-Guide™ waveguide connectors, component manufacturers can offer a wide range of waveguide sizes and orientations using a reduced number of package designs. As drop-in replacements for existing industry-standard coaxial connectors, they are field-replaceable and field-configurable. When customers require a specific waveguide size and orientation on an electronic component, Uni-Guide™ waveguide connectors reduce or eliminate the need for non-recurring engineering and its associated costs and delays. By reducing the size and complexity of their package design libraries, component manufacturers can slash their inventory costs while streamlining their manufacturing operations. The result is greater customer value and faster delivery times in a market characterized by high levels of customization. Ultimately, Uni-Guide™ waveguide connectors enable Eravant and other millimeter-wave electronics manufacturers to respond faster and more favorably to customer inquiries and orders.
"Our Uni-Guide™ combines the superior performance of waveguides with the ease of coaxial interfaces. By reducing the complexity and cost associated with waveguide ports, Eravant is empowering component manufacturers to offer a diverse range of waveguide sizes and orientations without compromising on design or increasing overheads.
Eravant's commitment to advancing millimeter wave technology is not just about innovation; it's about delivering greater customer value and making millimeter wave accessible."
--Yonghui Shu, Founder
Eravant Enhances A&D Presence
with AS9100 Rev. D Certification
Eravant announced it has been certified to the AS9100 Rev. D quality management standard for both engineering and manufacturing operations. As a U.S. designer and manufacturer of custom and COTS components, sub-systems, and test equipment for millimeter wave and sub-THz applications (18 to 330 GHz), becoming certified for all business operations signals commitment and readiness to serve the aerospace and defense community along with Eravant’s heritage customers in commercial and scientific markets.
“All credit for this significant milestone goes to our amazing team,” said Wendy Shu, CEO. “Becoming one of the few AS9100D certified millimeter wave and sub-THz suppliers signals our commitment to delivering quality products and services reliably and repeatably to our entire customer base. The AS9100 certification ensures that we are holding ourselves to a higher standard of execution year after year.”
Becoming AS9100D certified strengthens Eravant’s competitive position through systematic continuous improvement and business monitoring processes. AS9100 certification sets the worldwide aerospace quality standards as well as the quality requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The standard provides manufacturing suppliers with a comprehensive quality system for providing safe and reliable products. AS9100 is managed by the International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG) and based upon ISO 9001.
Eravant, located in Torrance, California, operates from a 60,000-square-foot design, manufacturing, assembly, and testing facility focused on supplying a global customer base with millimeter wave and sub-THz (18 to 330 GHz) components, subassemblies, and test equipment. Eravant is known for supporting the customer every step of the way from lab set-up, to R&D and prototype, and through program or volume production.
We are an AS9100D certified, ITAR-registered, women-owned small business designing and manufacturing in the United States. The company’s vision is to make millimeter wave and sub-THz accessible by lowering budget, knowledge, and experience barriers so more engineers and scientists can work to realize the technology of the future.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW WITH WENDY SHU, President & CEO OF Eravant
Leading the company into a new era as Eravant
You're changing the name from SAGE Millimeter to Eravant. What led to the change, and what is the messaging behind Eravant?
We put months of thought into the name Eravant, and in its purest form, becoming Eravant is about looking forward to who we want to be. It is about defining the type of team we want to be: customer-centric, results-driven and constantly striving. It is our renewed promise to our customers that we won’t stop investing in our company and making room for great people.
SAGE is an acronym for the surnames of our founders (Shu and Gu Electronics), but we think it’s time to be more inclusive of anyone who wants to be part of our journey. Instead of keeping the acronym, we decided to honor our founders in a different way. Eravant is a portmanteau of “era” and “savant.” Yonghui and Xiaoxin’s first company was named WiseWave and their second was SAGE Millimeter. All three brands capture their reverence for knowledge seekers and knowledge sharers.read full article
2019 INC MAGAZINE "23rd FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE ENGINEERING FIRM IN AMERICA"
This year SAGE Millimeter has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. 5000. Ranking #23 among Engineering firms, this acknowledgment further strengthens SAGE Millimeter's vision of "enabling RF engineers in their journeys to create the technology of the future."
The Inc. 5000 list is ranked according to a percentage of revenue growth over a three-year period. To qualify, companies must be privately held, U.S. based, and independent. SAGE Millimeter is proud to share this award with its team and we firmly believe the award is a result of having talented and high-performing team members. We are on a growth path that is driven by a strong commitment to serve our customers by providing well-engineered, cost-effective, high quality, and on-time delivered products.
FREQUENCY MATTERS INTERVIEW WITH YONGHUI SHU, FEATURED IN MICROWAVE JOURNAL
SAGE Millimeter founder & CTO, Yonghui Shu speaks with Microwave Journal about his newest contribution to the industry.
EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW WITH YONGHUI SHU, PRESIDENT OF SAGE MILLIMETER
Yonghui Shu, the president of SAGE Millimeter, Inc, recently gave an interview to Microwave Journal, the leading source for information about RF and Microwave technology, design techniques, news, events and educational information. Mr. Yonghui Shu talks about his motivations for founding SAGE Millimeter and his current view of the marketplace. Here is a snippet from the interview:
How is the market different today, compared to when SAGE Millimeter was formed? Did you expect such a dramatic transformation driven by society’s demand for bandwidth?
The industry has changed tremendously in the six years that SAGE has been in business. Millimeter wave technology has finally found its way from traditional clients and applications in aerospace, military and academic/research institutions to the commercial — and even consumer — world. Leading the change is the race to 5G, which has easily garnered the most clout, speculation and attention. Yet, we would be remiss not to mention that many of the most exciting technologies currently being developed, like last mile networks, automotive driver assistance systems, WiGig, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) and the Internet of Things (IoT) have also contributed to this shift.read full article