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Success Stories for February 2011

Mar 27, 2014

ViaSat, Inc.
Carlsbad, CA 92009

Highlights: 2100 employees, $688 million sales

There is no doubt that SBIR funds have made a big difference at ViaSat, a digital communications company specializing in satellite and wireless networking technologies. ViaSat’s first SBIR Phase I contract was from the Navy for the Communication Environment Simulator...

Jul 30, 2011

iRobot
Bedford, MA, 01730

Highlights: iRobot wins U.S. Army, Navy and DARPA contracts worth a total of $4.4 Million

iRobot Corp. (IRBT), a leader in delivering robotic technology-based solutions, was selected as one of eight companies to receive the first annual Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Hall of Fame Award.

The U.S. Small...

Mar 21, 2011

Advanced Ceramic Research, Inc.
Tucson, AZ 85706

Highlights: Successful acquisition by BAE Systems

Founded in 1989, Advanced Ceramic Research, Inc. (ACR) develops state-of-the-art high temperature, high strength ceramic materials and innovative processes. ACR’s first revenues came from the US Government’s SBIR Program and $1,000 in start-up...