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\ floo⋅by⋅dust \ , noun; A contemporary term derived from the archaic Latin "Miscellaneous".

Some of those crazy engineers at National Semiconductor came up with "Floobydust" in the 70's. Meaning a "mixed bag". It seems perfectly normal if you are wearing platform shoes and listening to the Bee Gees.

Believe it or not, you'll find the term Floobydust in the table of contents of the 1976 & 1980 editions of the National Semi Audio/Radio Handbook.

AED's Timeline of Events

  • AED Makes the Inc 5000 List for the Second Year in a Row!

    AED Named Inc Best Workplaces 2019

    AED is, again, one of Inc. Magazine's fastest-growing private companies in America. Visit our listing here.

  • AED Turns 25 Today

    25 Years of Serious Fun, Serious Engineering

    Today marks the 25th anniversary of AED's inception. We've enjoyed great success over the years, and we're not done yet. Big things are coming later in the year, so stay tuned, and get ready to join the party!

  • AED is One of Inc. Magazine's Best Workplaces 2019

    AED Named Inc Best Workplaces 2019

    Advanced Electronic Designs, Inc. is happy to announce it has been named one of the nation's best places to work in 2019. Read our Press Release or see us on the list here.

  • Give Back in 2019

    Pick Up the Tab at Fork & Spoon

    AED is proud to be a superhero for Fork & Spoon. By Picking Up The Tab on January 8th, we are helping to ensure that everyone in our community can enjoy a delicious meal at an affordable price. Kick off 2019 with us by supporting this great cause, and enjoy a delicious meal.

  • Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas 2018

  • Montana State Employers' Council names AED the 2018-2019 Montana Employer of Choice

    2018-2019 Montana Employer of Choice

    AED has been named Montana's 2018-2019 Employer of Choice, both locally by JSEC and statewide by MSEC.

  • AED is Selected for the Inc. 5000 List

    2018 Inc 5000

    Advanced Electronic Designs, Inc., an electronics product development and professional engineering firm, announced today that it earned a spot on the 2018 Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

  • AED Among Montana's 2018 Top Tech Employers

    AED has been listed as one of Montana's Top Tech Employers by Montana High Tech Business Alliance in the final installment of their 2018 Companies to Watch series. Read the article to find out why we love doing what we do.

  • Merry Christmas!

    2017 Christmas Card

  • Bryan Robertus Receives the MSU 2017 Honors College Honorary Alumni Award

    Bryan Robertus

    Bryan Robertus has distinguished himself as a successful engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Bryan founded his company, Advanced Electronic Designs (AED), here in Bozeman in 1994 and has expanded the business to more than 20 employees, nearly all of whom are MSU alumni. He is a licensed Professional Engineer, holds four U.S. patents, won Prospera Business Network’s Innovator of the Year award, and was inaugurated into MSU’s College of Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni in 2013.

  • Merry Christmas from the AED Elves!

    2016 Christmas Card

  • AED Pig Returns, Engineers Rejoice!

    Three years ago, our flying pig was abducted. The sky soon darkened...engineers cried...and where our mailman used to linger and smile, he would later drive by with a tear in his eye. It seemed all hope was lost. But, now, three years later the pig has returned. Watch the touching moment when AED was reunited with the flying pig.

  • AED Becomes ITAR-Registered


  • Merry Christmas From AED!

    2015 Christmas Card

  • AED Celebrates 20 Years!

    AED is celebrating 20 years of professional engineering and custom product development.

  • Help Us Find Our Flying Pig!

    Our Missing Pig

    Our iconic flying pig was unscrupulously taken from us on November 19th. Our security cameras caught images of the bandits arriving just after midnight and laboring for 45 minutes to detach him from his perch on our mailbox. Unfortunately, we were unable to retrieve a license plate number from the images, but the vehicle appears to be a silver Honda Passport. If you have seen our flying pig or have any info regarding his whereabouts, please contact us via email or phone. We hope his absence is only temporary!

  • Prospera Business Network Highlight

    In 2013, AED was awarded with the Prospera Business Network Innovator of the Year Award. The Business Excellence Awards recognize businesses and individuals in five categories for their exceptional contributions to the region's business community.

  • AED Featured in MSU Collegian Article

    When fans pour into the newly expanded Bobcat Stadium this fall, they’ll be treated to two new scoreboards, a giant video screen and sound system that come from the inspiration and hard work of a group of Montana State University alumni at Advanced Electronic Designs in Bozeman.

  • The AED Bunch

    AED has been busy with the installation of a new scoreboard at the MSU football stadium here in Bozeman. For testing the video display, Jason Kay challenged Bryan's son Nathan to make a video parody of the Brady Bunch to fit the sign. Nathan rose to the challenge and captured the essence of AED at the same time!

  • AED Featured in MSU Collegian Article

    When fans pour into the newly expanded Bobcat Stadium this fall, they’ll be treated to two new scoreboards, a giant video screen and sound system that come from the inspiration and hard work of a group of Montana State University alumni at Advanced Electronic Designs in Bozeman.

  • Bozeman Daily Chronicle Highlights AED Scoreboard

    With exactly one month to go before the first home game of the 2011 football season, construction crews started putting in place Wednesday a key piece of the $10 million Bobcat Stadium expansion – a giant new scoreboard with a high-resolution video screen.

  • AED Designs Forever 21 Display in Times Square

    Only passersby that stare at the sidewalk could’ve missed the new, gigantic Forever 21 display in Times Square, which debuted late June. The 91,257-sq.-ft. megastore makes Forever 21’s Times Square location the largest single-brand apparel store in Manhattan.

  • Awarded

  • AED Designs Times Square LED Display for Walgreens

    Walgreens has a new prescription for Times Square, said Barry Winston, a sign consultant who specializes in Times Square signage. “And that includes a stunning LED display that is acknowledged as the largest, single, LED spectacular in Times Square,” Winston said.

  • AED Featured in MSU News Article

    What's arguably the biggest, brightest, and most photographed sign in New York's Times Square was designed and engineered by six Montana State University graduates who've made a successful business by putting creativity and challenge at the center of their work.

  • AED Designs ABC Times Square LED Display

    As a media façade, the ABC Times Square Studios’ LED display is a sight to behold. Nine, curvilinear, horizontal, LED video ribbons undulate around the facade’s front. Home to ABC’s Good Morning America, the building presents what seems to be a gigantic TV screen that displays network news and upcoming program and entertainment previews. Actually, the display, the only LED sign in the world that’s integrally involved with a major-TV-network program, is trailblazing the future of mediafaçade-based “performance signage.”

  • AED Designs Times Square M&M's Display

    NYC never sleeps, and Times Square’s signs never stop changing. New sign projects pop up daily as leases expire and new clients move in with billboard change-outs and neon-to-LED replacements. Older LED displays become higher-resolution models.

  • AED Goes to Germany!

  • AED Goes to Japan!

  • Xilinx Publishes AED Article

    New York City’s Times Square is known as the “Crossroads of the World.” Approximately 1.5 million people pass through the intersection of Broadway and 42nd Street every day, and millions more see the area daily on television broadcasts. No better place for outdoor advertising exists. As a result, dazzling signs have become a Times Square trademark.

  • AED is born