What is BRIDG?

On one side, researchers and theorists forge bold ideas. On the other, industry stands ready to deliver those ideas to the world. We are the bridge between.

Press Releases

Congress Approves Defense Funding Bill that Includes $30 Million Intended for BRIDG Facility in Central Florida

BRIDG Announces Addition Of New Team Members

Massey Services Announces Partnership with BRIDG

Siemens and BRIDG Partner to Develop Digital Twin Solutions for Semiconductor Manufacturing

BRIDG Collaboration to Introduce Battery-Free IoT Wireless Sensors

SUNY Polytechnic Institute, BRIDG Sign Agreement Paving the Way to Partner on Advancing Next-Generation Technologies

Aurora Semiconductor and BRIDG Form Strategic Alliance for High Technology
200mm Wafer Production

Osceola School District Partners with BRIDG for SEMI High Tech University’s High School Workforce Development Program

What’s in a Name? Osceola’s Advanced Manufacturing Consortium Now Called BRIDG

Current Newsletters

(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

(December 2017) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

From the rebranding launch this past January to the building occupancy in March, and from the ribbon cutting in April to the tools installation initiated in October…when I reflect on all these many accomplishments and the opportunity to welcome more than 2,000 visitors through BRIDG, 2017 seems to have been a very long year. At the same time, it seems like only yesterday that we were finalizing plans for our rebranding event. This year has definitely been a year full of milestones and momentum. …

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(November 2017) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

Of all the things said about BRIDG, I have not heard anyone say it will be easy. However, our team sure makes it look that way! While that comment applies to the many challenges we faced starting this complex entity, the visual I immediately associate with is one of our tools being passed through the side of the building. …

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(October 2017) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

As Hurricane Irma left its impact on Florida, I am moved by the power of community as people joined together to recover and rebuild after the storm. My thoughts continue to be with those still affected by the recent hurricanes. It reminds me that in times of major hurricane threats, the BRIDG facility is where you want to be. …

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(August 2017) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

One of the most exciting things about being a part of the BRIDG team is seeing the growing interest in what we are doing and the progress we are making. Even in the midst of summer vacations, we have welcomed nearly 700 visitors to the facility over the past two months. Equally exciting is the diversity of those visitors – including representatives from numerous large and small companies considering a deeper relationship with BRIDG and those interested in building a permanent site in NeoCity. …

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(July 2017) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

What an exciting time for BRIDG and NeoCity! One of my favorite authors, Thomas Friedman, says that we are living in the “Age of Acceleration”. The story that goes along with that description entails the unprecedented pace of change in technology and innovation that is taking place right now – by most metrics, more rapidly than at any other time in history. …

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(June 2017) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

With particle counts (an important parameter for our “super clean” room) rapidly converging to even better than expected levels, we are excited to begin the installation of the critical tools in the weeks ahead on our journey to having an initial operational capability later this year. …

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(May 2017) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

We officially cut the ribbon to our new facility at NeoCity last month, and it continues to amaze me to see this game-changing vision become a reality. …

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(April 2017) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

Just one year ago, NeoCity was an open field in Central Florida. Today, it is BRIDG’s new home, and we have a state-of-the-art facility to help us bring to light new and exciting ideas for our partners. We are developing technologies that positively impact and advance multiple industries such as aerospace, defense, and homeland security; agriculture; robotics and autonomous systems; manufacturing; energy; cybersecurity; and biomedical fields. …

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(March 2017) BRIDG Monthly Newsletter

We’ve had a busy start to the new year with the recent announcement of our new name and the opening of our brand new facility quickly approaching. …

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