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Wichita, Kansas


James Wiebe has been developing products for over 40 years, starting in college where he developed a computer product and sold it for a profit. Next came Newer Technology, selling 200,000 Macintosh accelerator cards while competing against Apple. The next company was WiebeTech. “We listened to the customer and changed the world of computer forensic investigations.” Next came Belite and Chipper Aerospace which was destroyed by a business ending fire in 2019.


Now James Wiebe is back with a reinvigorated RADIANT TECHNOLOGY that sells innovative, lightweight and affordable aviation and outdoor products that "empower adventure."


Currently, James is seeking consulting clients who need expertise with electronic airborne products. If you have a project requiring critical and comprehensive engineering and actual implementation, James is able to help.

Recent Projects


Deicing Module for Turbine Aircraft

One of the most interesting projects which James has worked on recently is a deicing module for turbine aircraft. This module is capable of knocking ice off the leading edges of aircraft. It works by supplying one million watts of power for a few microseconds... the resulting electromagnetic pulse is really powerful.


You can see a video which describes it here:


Airborne Logging Data Recorder

Another interesting project was an airborne logging data recorder, where James was responsible for designing an incredibly lightweight battery-powered module. Capable of recording data for over two hours, the module captured basic information such as speed, altitude, direction of flight, attitude, and so forth. James was responsible for everything from electronic hardware through microprocessor design and mechanical design. The project was finished completely as quoted and on budget; the final customer was the US Air Force.


CEO of Central Digital Technology (~1978)

A dorm room effort

  • Along with a good friend, designed and delivered a 16 port RS-232 concentrater for a Harris Slash Seven mainframe. Contract was completed in about 120 days.

CEO of Newer Technology  (1983 through 90's)

  • First to market worldwide with high density memory modules.

  • First to compete against Apple with G3 PowerPC's. Beat Apple to market.

  • Grew to +$60 million profitable revenue.

  • Legacy trademark continues to this day.

CEO of WiebeTech. (2000 - 2008)

  • Created and grew storage product line for computers.

  • Recognized the opportunity for and created proprietary forensic hardware solutions.

  • Received a critical patent for USB forensic technology.

  • Profitable high margin business was successfully sold to CRU Acquisitions Group and continues innovating to this day.

CEO of Belite Enterprises (2009 - 2019)

An aircraft company.

  • Designed five aircraft.

  • Recognized as "August Raspet" award winner for contributions to experimental aircraft. Sadly, business destroyed by fire in June of 2019.

  • Appeared and starred in an episode of Mythbusters, "Duct Tape Airplane".

Consultant to CRU (now 2009 to 2016

  • Focus on business development and technology for forensic products.

  • One on one contact with numerous federal agencies, such as FBI, CIA, IRSCI, ATF.

CEO of Radiant Technology (Continuing)

CEO of Thin Air Energy LLC, founded in early 2020.

  • Innovation in Energy Storage via proprietary GraphCap Intellectual Property

  • Product development is focused on GraphCaps, LEDs, Solar.

  • Target markets include emergency, anti-viral, camping, professional, harsh environment.

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