nspyr Technologies’ mission is to empower clients to navigate emerging technologies, new markets, and lean methodologies, so they can confidently develop, produce, and market category-defining products that create significant business value and technological progress.
nspyr Technologies is the latest venture of industry veteran Steve Yates, PE. Steve founded nspyr in the summer of 2019 to bring his proven expertise to organizations in emerging markets including AI, IoT, 5G, Wi-Fi, networking, and cybersecurity. Whether a startup, a growth-stage company, or a mature organization, nspyr Technology empowers companies across the full range of development to understand and unlock the potential of novel technologies, emerging market trends, and industry initiatives.
Steve Yates, PE
Founder & President
Steve Yates, PE is a proven technology entrepreneur, CEO, and CTO with a successful exit and over 30 years’ experience growing companies and delivering category-defining products for networking, IoT, wireless, edge computing, and AI at the intersection of new technologies, emerging markets, and high volume manufacturing. He embraces complex technology and enjoys translating it into successful products that anticipate customer needs and deliver real business results. He is an expert in-the-trenches operator, technologist, businessperson, public speaker, negotiator, and team builder who is able to forge trusted relationships, build highly productive strategic partnerships, evangelize new technologies and products, and drive successful execution across multiple organizations and levels.
Prior to nspyr Technologies, Steve served as Founder and CEO of ADI Engineering, a key strategic partner of Intel Corporation and a pioneer in network edge devices serving the SD-WAN, NFV, wireless, and IoT markets. He planned and led ADI’s substantial growth, as it leveraged the same technology leadership and lean growth strategies offered now through nspyr Technologies, to progress from nothing to a recognized industry leader. After ADI’s acquisition by Silicom Ltd, Steve served as President and CTO of the new Silicom Edge Networking Division, where he co-led the highly successful integration effort.
Previously, Steve served as a Design Engineer at GE Fanuc and Intel Corporation, Engineering Manager for Republic Technology, and Founder and President of Audio Dynamics, where he designed, manufactured, and marketed a family of successful professional audio products for the broadcast industry.
Steve enjoys volunteering for several startup incubators and accelerators, including Startup Virginia, the i.Lab at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Graduate Business, and Lighthouse Labs. He is a volunteer STEM educator for the Boy Scouts of America and serves as advisor for several youth STEM education programs, including the NASA Student Launch Initiative, the Team America Rocketry Challenge, and Skynet Junior Scholars.
Steve is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia, he is a Senior Member of the IEEE, holds one US patent, and received the BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Virginia, where he also completed his PhD coursework and candidacy examination.
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