News Release: NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex Earns TÜV SÜD AMERICA INC. ISO 9001:2015 Recertification

News Release: NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex Earns TÜV SÜD AMERICA INC. ISO 9001:2015 Recertification

For Immediate Release: Monday, March 25, 2024
Contact: Steve Ference | | +1 (518) 424-6029

Assures Best Practices in Quality Management and Continuous Improvement

Albany, N.Y. – The New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering, and Science (NY CREATES) announced today that its leading-edge semiconductor-focused research and development efforts taking place at its world-class Albany NanoTech Complex have successfully received ISO 9001:2015 recertification from TÜV SÜD AMERICA INC. This recertification provides assurance that NY CREATES’ quality management system consistently provides products and services which meet the stringent requirements of the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard, which indicates strong top management, excellent customer focus, a process-driven approach, and continuous improvement.

“This ISO 9001:2015 recertification offers continued validation of NY CREATES’ 300mm wafer processing proficiency,” said Dave Anderson, NY CREATES president. “It is a strong validation of the reliable capabilities of our Albany NanoTech Complex, the expertise of our team, and the value we bring as a partner to our growing list of high-tech industry, academic, and government collaborations. This designation further shows that with the foundational processes we have in place, we are well prepared to support the expansion of innovation and prototyping efforts across the nation, including such initiatives as the National Semiconductor Technology Center and the National Advanced Packaging Manufacturing Program.”

“Receiving the recertification from TÜV SÜD after an in-depth audit is an important endorsement that our world-class 300mm cleanroom facilities and management adhere to the strictest standards. The test structures development and fabrication program–the scope of our certification–is a template upon which other current and future programs can be structured to meet the demands of our customers and partners,” said Dr. Christopher Borst, NY CREATES Vice President of Technology & Infrastructure. “I congratulate the NY CREATES team members whose diligence ensures NY CREATES’ continued execution to ISO requirements and commitment to internal assessment and improvement, which undoubtedly opens the door to additional opportunities in the future.”

NY CREATES has been certified to the ISO 9001 Standard for six years, with recertification covering the next three. By committing to uphold ISO 9001 standards, NY CREATES demonstrates compliance with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements while supporting continual improvement. There are more than two million companies and organizations in over 170 countries certified to ISO 9001.

NY CREATES’ 300mm silicon wafer fabrication facilities at its Albany NanoTech Complex provide researchers and globally recognized partners, as well as small to medium enterprises and academic institutions, with an industry-compliant, fully integrated research, development, and prototyping line offering access to advanced tool sets. The ISO 9001:2015 quality management system certification shows current and future research partners that NY CREATES delivers consistent, high-quality services related to the fabrication of test structures on 300mm semiconductor wafers.

This announcement follows recent news by New York State Governor Kathy Hochul that NY CREATES is expanding its Albany NanoTech Complex to house North America’s first and only publicly owned High NA Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Center as part of a $10 billion partnership with the State of New York and key members of industry, supporting the research and development of the world’s most complex and powerful semiconductors and building a new 50,000 square foot cleanroom facility at the site.



NY CREATES serves as a lab-to-fab bridge for advanced electronics, fostering public-private and industry-academic partnerships for technology development and innovation. NY CREATES attracts and leads industry-connected innovation and commercialization projects that secure significant investment, advance R&D in emerging technologies, and generate the jobs of tomorrow. NY CREATES runs some of the most advanced facilities in the world, boasts more than 2,700 industry experts and faculty, and manages public and private investments of more than $20 billion—placing it at the global epicenter of high-tech innovation and commercialization. Learn more at


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NY CREATES Featured in CEG News Release: Capital Region Tech R&D Industry Sets New Employment Record

NY CREATES Featured in CEG News Release: Capital Region Tech R&D Industry Sets New Employment Record

CEG News Release

“Employment in the Capital Region’s high-tech R&D industry last summer surpassed an 18-year high, with Albany County driving that growth. This employment growth follows increases in R&D spending by local universities and businesses in the eight-county region, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of data from the New York State Department of Labor and National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES)…

“NY CREATES’ mission is to enable high-tech R&D, support related workforce development, and drive economic advancement. We are thrilled to see that the region’s high-tech R&D industry employment reached an 18-year high, showcasing how strategic investments in the innovation sector and national and international collaborations at NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex have tangible, positive impacts. But this is also just the beginning. Hundreds of additional jobs are expected at our Albany NanoTech Complex as part of the governor’s recent High NA EUV Center announcement. Combined with our ability to support U.S. CHIPS Act initiatives, we are working hard to continue this growth trajectory with our industry and academic partners, providing a model for the nation,” said NY CREATES President Dave Anderson.

Read the full news release here.

Watch CSIS livestream featuring Pres. Dave Anderson in “Albany NanoTech Complex: A National Asset”

CSIS livestream features Pres. Dave Anderson in “Albany NanoTech Complex: A National Asset”

Renewing American Innovation hosted Dave Anderson, President of NY CREATES, for a timely conversation on the establishment of the National Semiconductor Technology Center called for under the CHIPS Act, and how it can leverage the world-leading semiconductor research and development facilities at NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex. 

Charles Wessner, senior adviser to the Renewing American Innovation Project and Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University moderated the conversation.

Watch the Interview Here

Albany Business Review: Company founded at Cornell moves HQ to NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex

Albany Business Review: Company founded at Cornell moves HQ to NY CREATES' Albany NanoTech Complex

Albany Business Review

“A research company is moving to the Albany Nanotech Complex to be closer to collaborators. Meanwhile, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is set to lease 10 times more square footage at the complex come next year” and “The final steps for the complex’s new $495 million building, NanoFab Reflection, were approved by the NY CREATES Board Thursday. Even without shovels in the ground yet, requests for space already exceed what will be available at the new space, an official said…”

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Community College Faculty Tour NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex, Learn About Student Career Opportunities

NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex Cleanroom Tour for community college faculty and high school teachers to see first-hand career pipeline opportunities for their students

The New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering and Science (NY CREATES) and its Northeast Advanced Technological Education Center (NEATEC) hosted 11 faculty from regional community colleges supporting New York’s chip manufacturing workforce and a Central New York high school teacher for a day-long Integrated Circuit (IC) Manufacturing Workshop on March 1, 2024. Attendees took part in a cleanroom tour and learned about New York State’s growing semiconductor-focused career opportunities.

As part of the day, the faculty cohort also received a tour of the sub-fab, the area underneath the cleanroom that supports cutting-edge chip development, and visited an on-site cleanroom training center to learn more about IC fabrication and related careers.

A key joint NY CREATES and SUNY program, the Northeast Advanced Technological Education Center (NEATEC) is an organization funded by the National Science Foundation and focused on developing workforce training programs, serving as a critical, sustainable resource to build and maintain a skilled technical workforce for the semiconductor and nanotechnology industries throughout New York and Western New England. 

View news coverage from Spectrum News here.