About Me

Shield Digital Design was started by Stephen Newberry as a way to share his passion for digital signal and power integrity with the rest of the engineering community. Stephen is a proud U.S. Coast Guard veteran who used his hands-on military electrical training as a springboard for his engineering career. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rutgers University (New Jersey) and is in the process of completing a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Idaho. In addition to five years of military enlistment, he has industry experience in both defense and commercial hardware design roles.

Industry Certifications

Stephen holds certifications in the following industry-leading EDA tools:

  • Cadence Sigrity Aurora
  • Cadence PowerSI
  • Cadence Clarity 3D Field Solver
  • Cadence PowerDC and OptimizePI
  • Cadence Celsius Thermal Solver
  • Cadence Allegro High-Speed Constraint Management

Other Certificates

  • Cadence AI/ML Fundamentals

June 23, 2023


Stephen is a member of the following professional organizations:

American Manufacturing

Shield Digital Design is a U.S. based, veteran-owned company. We support local vendors, fabricators and assemblers. We firmly believe that on-shoring more manufacturing will improve the national economy, provide jobs for Americans and fortify the technical superiority of our nation. As a result of these ideals, we will use American-made components as well as stateside fabrication and assembly facilities whenever possible.

Why Shield Digital Design?

When searching for a name, it's important that the selection be both memorable and meaningful. In this case, Shield represents the most important component of the armor of God: the Shield of faith. It's a memorial to God's faithfulness and the protection He affords during the spiritual battles of everyday life.

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

Ephesians 6:13-18 KJV


Want to chat about hardware?

I love talking about electrical engineering, signal & power integrity, PCB design/simulation or any other topic. Reach out to me any time.

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