Critical Frequency Design Unveils New Facility, Marking a Milestone in Advancing Innovation for Defense Community

Melbourne, Florida (April 25, 2024) – Critical Frequency Design (CFD), an emerging aerospace and defense photonics technology company based in Melbourne, Florida, held a ribbon cutting ceremony today to inaugurate its new 20,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility in Melbourne. The new facility, six times larger than CFD’s previous footprint, signifies a significant milestone in the company’s journey of growth and innovation.

Established in 2019 by Rebecca and Johnathen Warren, CFD has emerged as a trailblazer in photonics technology, rapidly developing mission-critical solutions to support warfighters operating in contested environments. The new facility underscores CFD’s commitment to advancing the frontiers of photonics and electronics innovation and delivering superior capabilities in a short timeframe.  

“We are thrilled to unveil our expanded facility, which represents a new chapter in the evolution of Critical Frequency Design,” said Rebecca Warren, CEO of CFD. “Our new facility provides us the space to accommodate our growing team, fosters collaboration and reflects our dedication to pushing the boundaries of what is possible in photonics technology.”

The new facility will allow for the advancement of state-of-the-art integrated circuit design and test. In addition, the new facility features amenities designed to enhance employee collaboration and creativity. With dedicated spaces for research and development, testing, and collaboration, CFD is poised to continue delivering cutting-edge communication and sensing solutions at a rapid pace.

“We are incredibly proud of what we have accomplished as a team,” said Johnathen Warren, General Manager of CFD. “This expansion is a testament to the hard work, dedication and ingenuity of our employees, whose passion for innovation continues to drive our success.”

As CFD embarks on this new chapter, the company remains steadfast in its commitment to advancing photonics technology, supporting the defense community and fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration. CFD looks forward to continuing to develop and deliver mission-critical solutions that meet the evolving needs of the warfighter and contribute to national security. 


Critical Frequency Design (CFD) provides advanced photonics communications and sensing solutions for warfighters in contested environments. Led by an agile, innovative team of experts across engineering, manufacturing, supply chain and program management, CFD possesses the knowledge and expertise to rapidly deliver mission-critical solutions to the warfighter.

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Rebecca Warren, CEO

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