2018 Newsletter Archive

(December 2018) Happy Holidays from BRIDG

As we draw to the close of another great year, we wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of BRIDG. …

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(November 2018) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

During this time each year, I take a few moments to reflect on the past and look forward to the approaching new year. In addition to the blessings in my personal life, I am extremely thankful for the opportunities and freedoms that we enjoy in this country. …

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(October 2018) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

Where has October gone? Starting with a regional leadership mission to Pittsburgh and ending with an amazing milestone celebration at BRIDG, this month seemed to pass by faster than usual. …

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(September 2018) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

As our first lot of wafers is finishing up its process flow in the fab, I had the privilege of attending the inaugural Heart of Florida United Way Change Maker Impact Awards and the honor of accepting the Ground Breaker award on behalf of the entire BRIDG team and our founding partners. …

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(August 2018) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

As BRIDG continues to build capabilities, I remain impressed with the quality and resourcefulness of our team. Few people realize that such a high level of technical talent exists right here in Central Florida. However, as more and more people make that discovery, I have found that I am not alone in my admiration of the other half of the Orlando region. I am proud to have the BRIDG team be a shining example of that discovery, as evident when we pr ocessed our first lots of wafers over the past month. Alongside every “startup” challenge faced came numerous real-world solutions that allowed progress to continue. …

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(July 2018) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

Earlier this month, the BRIDG team spent a vigorous week at the nation’s largest semiconductor industry conference, SEMICON West . As tradition, this conference was preceded by imec’s invitation-only International Technology Forum (ITF) USA where some of the world’s brightest minds shared the latest emerging trends in the industry and their contributions to solving the associated challenges. Having these events occur on the same week in the same place made the cross-country trip doubly impactful. …

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(June 2018) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

Having recently spent time with key leaders in both the U.S. House and Senate discussing the importance of microelectronic device development and production to both the national economy and to the foundation of our national security, and reading articles such as this one from The New York Times , I’m humbled by how important it is for us to work with partners at all levels in the lifecycle to transition products across the valley of death and into practical application. …

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(May 2018) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

Did you ever wonder if complaints are a good thing? Recently, I’ve been hearing, “there is no place to park,” or “every space is full,” and “what do you mean we have to move interns to folding tables?” Well, I think it’s all an indication of the positive impacts starting to occur. Between BRIDG employees, partners, vendors, contractors and subcontractors working on tools installation, interns, and visitors, we are filling the parking lot almost every day. …

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(April 2018) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

I am frequently asked about the roller coaster ride of standing up a unique public-private partnership and thought it might be interesting to share some insights of the peaks and valleys along this journey with you. …

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(March 2018) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

As with any hard project, it all comes down to talent. I’m blessed to work with some of the most talented people in the industry, from our BRIDG employees to the incredible proven industry leaders volunteering their expertise as members of our advisory boards and sharing our passion for preserving the ability to introduce new semiconductors into the market through a US-based resource. …

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(February 2018) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

The pace of activity at BRIDG has been accelerating as we near the phase of processing wafers. In just a few short months, we expect to turn on tools for the first time, and I know current and potential partners are closely watching our every step. …

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(January 2018) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

Overwhelming is the best way I know how to describe CES 2018. Our partners at Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) – the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the micro- and nano-electronics industries – offered us a last-minute opportunity to occupy a corner of their pavilion, and we responded with enthusiasm. With more than 3,900 exhibitors, including over 900 startups, all focused on bringing new electronic devices to the consumer market, this record-breaking show was clearly THE place to be… Read More