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New York Loves Nanotech is a consortium of economic developers, research institutions, and strategic private sector partners whose goal is to accelerate New York's high-tech corridor by attracting investment, enabling the supply chain, developing high-volume manufacturing sites, brokering resources for growth, driving leading edge R&D, marketing assets, and developing robust workforce and entrepreneurial ecosystems.


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NYLN Milestones

Our Journey.

2020

CREE/Wolfspeed Facility Construction Begins

Construction on schedule for completion in early Q2 2021, anticipated clean room move in by summer 2021.

2019

CREE to build fabrication facility

CREE announced plans to build a $1 billion, 200 mm silicon carbide wafer fabrication facility at the Marcy Nanocenter, the largest facility of its kind in the world.

Applied Materials partners with NYS

Applied Materials, Inc., will partner with New York State to establish the Materials Engineering Technology Accelerator (META Center) on the SUNY Poly campus as part of an overall $600 M investment

IBM announces the AI Hardware Center

IBM announces the AI Hardware Center at SUNY Poly for artificial intelligence-focused computer chip research, development, prototyping, testing and simulation. Governor Cuomo announces that IBM, a long-time anchor tenant at the SUNY Poly campus in Albany, plans to invest over $2 billion to grow its high-tech footprint at the campus and throughout New York State.

OnSemiconductor

OnSemiconductor acquires GLOBALFOUNDRIES East Fishkill, NY

Applied Ventures to invest $20 M

Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of Applied, and its partners will co-invest $20,000,000 in venture capital for early-stage businesses across Upstate New York, with ESD providing an additional $10,000,000 for a total of $30,000,000 to foster new technology and create high-tech jobs

AIM’s Test, Assembly and Packaging (TAP) facility

AIM’s Test, Assembly and Packaging (TAP) facility, located in Rochester’s 1,200-acre Eastman Business Park, opens. TAP tests, assembles and packages microchips for semiconductors. Governor Cuomo announces $30M Photonics Attraction Fund encouraging manufacturers of integrated photonics technologies to setup or expand in Greater Rochester.

2018

NY CREATES is established

The New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering and Science (NY CREATES) is established to manage industrial and business relationships at the SUNY Poly with Former GLOBALFOUNDRIES CEO Doug Grose as director

2017

Business Connections Forum - Silicon Europe

Inaugural Business Connections Forum - Silicon Europe Worldwide with support from North American partners organizes a multiday event in Albany, NY where European and North American SMEs, large corporations, universities and research institutes meet

Launch of UAV Testing Corridor

Launch of UAV Testing Corridor at Griffis International Airport in Rome, NY, which is already being used by NASA for drone-related testing. The goal is to develop the most advanced drone testing in the country and create an incubator for drone industry platforms, hardware and concepts.

Danfoss Silicon Power announces new packaging line

Danfoss Silicon Power announces a new silicon-carbide chip packaging line at SUNY Poly's Quad-C lab at its Utica, NY campus

Opening of Cornell Tech

Opening of Cornell Tech, Cornell University, in partnership with the Technion on Roosevelt Island, marking a transformational milestone for tech in NYC

2015

AIM Photonics invests

Establishment of the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics) with more than a $600 M initial investment. AIM is a public-private partnership to develop the next generation of integrated photonics and deliver global manufacturing leadership.

2014

GLOBALFOUNDRIES acquires IBM's Microelectronics

GLOBALFOUNDRIES acquires IBM's Microelectronics business, including facilities in Essex Junction, VT and East Fishkill, NY

2013

GLOBALFOUNDRIES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES large-scale operations begin

2012

NYLN hosts the "World Semiconductor Council"

New York Loves Nanotech hosted the "World Semiconductor Council" in conjunction with the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)

2011

The Global 450mm Consortium (G450C)

The Global 450mm Consortium (G450C) is established at the Albany NanoTech Complex as a $4.8 billion, first-of-its-kind collaboration headquartered and housed at SUNY Poly, comprising five leading international companies working to create the next generation of computer chip technology - IBM, Intel, GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Samsung and TSMC

2010

SEMATECH moves to Albany

SEMATECH moves from Austin, TX to Albany, NY

2006

AMD Locates in Luther Forest

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) announces plan for chip fab in Luther Forest in Malta, NY (to become GLOBALFOUNDRIES)

2003

SUNY Poly/SEMATECH

SUNY Poly enters into a major partnership with SEMATECH

2002

Tokyo Electron Ltd R&D facility

TEL establishes its Technology Center, America R&D Center (TEL TCA), which is Tokyo Electron Ltd.’s only R&D facility outside Japan - a $300 M center established to conduct R&D of cutting-edge semiconductor materials and processes at SUNY Poly

2001

IBM invests $100M

IBM invests $100,000,000 to create a Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics at SUNY Poly

1999

NY Loves Nanotech is launched

CEG launches a global outreach program that became branded as ‘“NY Loves Nanotech” and began a region-wide effort to lure a chip production facility.

1997

Albany NanoTech Complex

Establishment of the Albany NanoTech Complex at SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), the most advanced research facility of its kind at any university*

*Note - The establishment of the Albany Nanotech campus was affiliated with the University at Albany until NYS Board of Regents approved creating SUNY Poly as a separate College. SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) was officially formed on March 19, 2014, when the State University of New York Board of Trustees unanimously approved then SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher’s recommendation to merge the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in Albany and the SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) in Utica.

New York has always been at the forefront of emerging industries, and this private sector investment to create a hub for artificial intelligence research will attract world-class minds and drive economic growth in the region. Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform how we live and how businesses operate, and this partnership with IBM will help ensure New York continues to be on the cutting edge developing innovative technologies.

Andrew CuomoGovernor, New York State

"This partnership will foster innovation through public-private collaboration and help to attract the next generation of advanced manufacturing professionals to the Capital Region and New York State. By investing in research and development and our high-tech infrastructure, we are investing in the future of New York while strengthening the foundation to make way for new jobs and economic opportunities." Comments on the establishment of Applied Materials Materials Engineering Technology Accelerator (META Center) on the SUNY Poly campus in Albany

Howard ZemskyFormer ESD President, CEO & Commissioner

NY Loves Nanotech is a consortium of like-minded organizations, including economic development groups, academic institutions, and technology equipment and service suppliers, who have joined forces to promote New York and all the state can provide to high-tech industries.

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