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About 2017-09-28T12:09:41+00:00

Trust the outcome

There’s always another way. And often, there’s a better one. If there is, Cascodium will find it. Together we optimize the path forward.

Cascodium is a commercial electrical engineering, firmware, and software development company that helps move your ideas and concepts out of the laboratory and into fielded prototypes, commercial products, and instrumentation solutions. Over two decades, Cascodium has completed hundreds of projects for industrial, consumer, and R&D clients ranging from start-ups to the Fortune 500. These design collaborations have resulted in over a billion dollars of product revenue for nearly 100 clients.

Today our staff includes graduates in electrical engineering, computer science, and physics, many with advanced degrees. Recently, Cascodium was named National Subcontractor of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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BACKGROUND
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After MIT and several years in industry, two electrical engineers formed Vtech Engineering Corporation in 1994 to provide innovative electronics design services. Our original offices were located in Acton, Massachusetts; we moved to a larger facility in Andover, Massachusetts, in 2000. Vtech’s initial work focused on electro-optic sensors. Our client base expanded to include a diverse range of application areas. New design activities broadened our experience with leading technologies and led to widespread incorporation of embedded processors and FPGAs into the system designs. In 2014, our twentieth year, our corporate name changed to Cascodium Inc.

Leadership Team

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Advisory Board

Dr. John G. Kassakian, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Kassakian’s field of expertise is power electronics and automotive electrical systems. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from MIT, and prior to joining the MIT faculty, he served a two year tour of duty in the US Navy. Dr. Kassakian was the Founding President of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Power Electronics Society, served as the US representative to the European Power Electronics Association, and is the recipient of the IEEE Centennial Medal, the IEEE William E. Newell Award, the IEEE Power Electronics Society’s Distinguished Service Award, the IEEE Millennium Medal, the European Power Electronics Association Achievement Award, and the Kabakjian Science Award. In 1989 he was elected a Fellow of the IEEE, and in 1993 he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. In 1993 he was also awarded an IEEE Distinguished Lectureship through which he has lectured internationally. He has published extensively in the areas of power electronics, power systems, education, and automotive electrical systems, co-chaired the MIT study “The Future of the Electric Grid” and is a co-author of the textbook Principles of Power Electronics.

Matthew Haggerty, Founder & CEO of ProGenesis

ProGenesis assists corporate leadership in areas of innovation capability and the impact of current and future offerings on enterprise value. The core practice is based on Matt’s 30 years of operating experience and professional services experience with more than 240 companies from technology startups to the Fortune 50, as trusted advisor in all matters relating to innovation, product development, and delivery. Matt is also the founder of Product Genesis, an innovation and technology commercialization firm spun out of the MIT Innovation Center. In the course of evolution of Product Genesis, Matt directed numerous development programs, integrating teams of many disciplines and broad geographic range. Matt served on the Board of Governors of the NSF funded MIT Center for Innovation in Product Development (CIPD), and was Chair of the MIT Enterprise Forum, Inc. Matt is the founder of Altair Avionics, a United Technologies company specialized in airborne data acquisition, analysis, and diagnostic systems for turbine aircraft engines. Matt earned his BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his MS in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Yale University.