Founded in Santa Rosa, CA in 2004 and based in Boise, ID, LadyBug Technologies was created by two microwave engineers with a passion for quality microwave test instrumentation. Since its founding, LadyBug has undergone three major expansions including its 2021 move to Boise, ID. With this latest move, LadyBug doubled its space, added 30% to its manufacturing capacity, and significantly expanded its product engineering team.

LadyBug‘s shareholders offer many years of experience in the design and manufacture of the world’s best vector network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, power meters, microwave sources, and associated components. Our management team has additional experience in optical power testing, military radar, and a variety of programming environments including LabVIEW, VEE, and other languages often used in programmatic systems. Our metrology manager has extensive experience in a broad spectrum of demanding measurement applications. You can be assured that our products are designed, built, tested, and calibrated without compromise.


LadyBug Technologies’ President is Richard Hawkins. Like co-founder and Vice President Jon Sigler, Richard is inspired by a company intent on building a better product at a better price and doing it in the U.S.A. Richard brings forty years of Sonoma County experience in the RF & Microwave Test & Measurement arena to LadyBug Technologies. As an R&D Engineer, Richard developed hardware for Vector Network Analyzers, Microwave Sources, Mechanical Calibration Kits and Large Distributed Monitoring Systems. Richard also managed a number of R&D projects including Automated Vector Network Analyzer Calibration Devices, RF and Microwave Power Sensors, RF and Microwave Switches and major Manufacturing Test Software efforts. Richard has additional experience in manufacturing management and precision time and frequency products, marketing and marketing management. This rich background has played a key role in LadyBug’s founding and the development of these products. Richard graduated Magna Cum Laude from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo California with a BSEE.

Jon Sigler is Vice President and co-founder of LadyBug Technologies. Jon brings over forty years of RF & Microwave Test & Measurement experience to LadyBug. Jon’s focus has been software and firmware. This experience serves as an essential compliment to Richard’s hardware experience and to the creation of LadyBug Technologies. Jon’s software development experience includes Built-In Diagnostics, EMC Test Software and Firmware, and a variety of Satellite Software Solutions. Jon also has been successful in architecting, managing and developing larger enterprise test software efforts. These complex, long lived projects bridge corporate level organizational boundaries, geographical boundaries as well as process and product boundaries. Jon’s strong background is further enhanced by his marketing management and manufacturing experience as well as a tour as a U.S. Marine in calibration labs. Jon graduated from Memphis State University with a BSEE.