Here come the wafers: Local smart sensor maker gets first client, to double staff

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    It has been an uphill battle for Chester Kennedy, but the Bridg CEO said his company is ready to get to work creating computer chips that will usher in the next generation of high-tech equipment and security.

    Kissimmee-based smart-sensor maker Bridg celebrated a milestone by producing a total of 25 wafers on Oct. 22 at the 109,000-square-foot Florida Advanced Manufacturing Research Center.

    Wafers are the thin disc products that hold computer chips — smart sensors — in place. The center’s first wafer was produced in May, and each one has about 2,000 smart sensors on it.