Press Release

    Orlando’s Smart Sensor Research and Manufacturing Development Next ‘Big Thing’

    Orlando, Fla.The Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC) will showcase the new International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research (ICAMR) during SEMICON West, North America’s largest gathering of microelectronics experts, corporations and exhibitors in San Francisco, California July 14 – 16. SEMICON West is a three-day event that brings together the world’s leading innovation companies representing the technologies that enable microelectronics driving today’s most sophisticated consumer and commercial electronic products.

    “SEMICON WEST is our opportunity to introduce the world to the Orlando they don’t know,” said Dave Porter, senior vice president of business development with the Orlando EDC. “We have transformed from a tourism hot spot into a hub for high-tech innovation, and Orlando is quickly becoming the world’s leader as a dominate location for smart sensor research and manufacturing.”

    ICAMR, currently under construction in Osceola County, will provide more than 100,000 square-feet of lab and office space to research advanced manufacturing techniques for emerging technologies and next-generation smart sensors that connect everyday devices to the Internet of Things (loT).

    ICAMR will:

    • Address significant hurdles in the mass adoption of wireless sensors network technologies;
    • Develop innovative manufactural processes, materials and equipment for these advanced sensors and other future high-tech products such as emitters, modulators, energy and communications devices/systems;
    • Provide an open innovation platform that will create manufacturing solutions to industry partners that accelerate the commercialization of new sensors and photonics technologies.

    ICAMR has already attracted top executives from Austin, Texas to Orlando including Porter and Dan Holladay, formerly with Sematech.

    “ICAMR will be a foundational pillar in smart sensors, photonics, and integrated device manufacturing development and we are excited about telling the world of this innovative and collaborative facility that will bridge the gap between research  and commercialization of next generation technologies,” said Dan Holladay, executive director, operations and technology program, International Consortium for Advanced Manufacturing Research.

    “Our participation is a key element in our strategy to attract high-tech and high-wage jobs to Orlando,” said Porter. “We are well positioned to build on our strength as a community founded on innovation and cutting edge technology.”

    The Orlando EDC is partnering with the University of Central Florida, Osceola County, Fla. and the Greater Osceola Partnership for Economic Prosperity at SEMICON West conference and will share a common booth (# 2720) to provide attendees with information, one-on-one discussions and an opportunity to make important connections for future collaboration.