Florida Ecosystem

Florida Ecosystem

The Florida Factor

The strategy of the University of Florida, FSI and the state of Florida rests on 3-pillars: (i) capabilities and expertise, (ii) business incentives, and (iii) workforce development. Starting with the latter, Florida is known for its business friendly climate but has also made significant investments especially for expansion on semiconductor manufacturing, test, and advanced packaging.

Starting with Florida’s leading University, UF is the powerhouse for R&D including microelectronics, semiconductors, chips, assurance, and advanced packaging – being top 5 public institution in the Nation, boasting over $1B in research expenditures annually. Governor DeSantis  Congratulating UF for their leadership and workforce development for the state of Florida. “It’s a testament to the quality of what we’re doing at the University of Florida, a testament to the hard work of the faculty, the students and the administration,” he said. (source: The Gainesville Sun)

The State of Florida boosts the 5th largest semiconductor workforce in the nation. The vision of Florida is to double, possibly triple this in less than a decade.
(Source: Semiconductor Industry Association, download the report here)
A Vision for Florida is to leverage the significant investments ($273M) into NeoCity, a shovel-ready location to build chip manufacturing, test, and packaging sites, and a Federal Opportunity Zone. Florida is home to much space-activity including Space Florida, Space Force, other DOD-contractors, as well as small-business acceleration such as the Florida High Tech Corridor, featuring several funding opportunities.
Given UF’s expertise and far-reaching industry ecosystem, we envision to lead one of the (upcoming) National Manufacturing Institute with a focus on Microelectronics Packaging & Assurance Institute (MPAI).
Florida offers one of the Best Work-life Balances in the Nation.
For students,  our industry partners are part of several Career Fairs.

Industry Partners

Design
AMD
Ansys
Apple

Cadence
Intel
Marvell
NVIDIA
Qorvo
Renesas
Synopsys
Texas Instruments
Fabrication
ANT
Intel
IMEC
JABIL
NVIDIA
Renesas
Siemens
SkyWater
TSMC
Texas Instruments

Packaging

Finetech
Jabil
QORVO
IMEC
SkyWater
Micross
Renesas
​Hyperion
Tools & Test
Advantest
ANT
Intel
PlasmaTherm
SkyWater
TSMC
Applied Materials
Evatec
​Dupont

Customers & Ecosystem

AMD
​Blue Origin
​Broadcom

​City Labs
Elysium Robotics
​Jabil
LG
Mattrix Technologies

Micross
​Northrup Grumman
​Palladus
​Raytheon Technologies
Samsung
Tesla
​US DoD
Apple
Boeing​​
​Cisco
Cornami
​HP
L3Harris
​Lockheed Martin
Mercury
​Motorola
​Nvidia
​Qorvo
​Renesas
​Spacex
Toyota