About Us

Silver Palm Technologies, LLC, is a certified small business established in April 2006 by principles R. Stephen Smith and Tony Poffenberger with the goal of providing customer-focused engineering services and products to both the government and commercial communities.

Silver Palm Technologies' staff includes some of the leading radio frequency and digital/digital signal processing engineers with proud legacies in the signals intelligence (SIGINT) community tracing back to the historical Watkins-Johnson receiver group. The staff at Silver Palm Technologies is united in its commitment is to provide efficient and effective solutions to the SIGINT community.

Nestled in the rolling hills just south of Frederick, MD, the Silver Palm Technologies office supports a convenient and friendly work environment in close proximity to the heart of the SIGINT community.

For more information on what we do, check out our Turning Signals Into Intelligence Brochure.

The Founders

R. Stephen Smith, Managing Partner
Mr. Smith has over 30 years of technical and management experience in the SIGINT community, including 19 years with the former Watkins-Johnson Company. His expertise includes receiver and direction-finding technology, technical management, and product development.

Tony Poffenberger, Managing Partner
Mr. Poffenberger has nearly 40 years experience in SIGINT engineering, including 28 years with the former Watkins Johnson Company. His expertise includes system engineering, receiver development, digital hardware design, software design, signal processing, and engineering management.