NY CREATES Pioneers Breakthrough in Quantum Technology with New 300mm Wafer-Scale Fabrication Publication

Congratulations to the NY CREATES-led R&D team on the publication of their manuscript “Enabling 300 mm Wafer-Scale Fabrication of Superconducting Quantum Devices” by Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. This work presents important advances in superconducting quantum technologies, showcasing the innovations required to enable wafer-scale fabrication of quantum devices. The advancements discussed in this paper can pave the way for new developments in single-flux-quantum logic, quantum computing and sensing, enhancing scalability and performance.
Read the abstract and discover the authors HERE

News Release: NY CREATES and SEMI Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Environmental Sustainability

NY CREATES and SEMI Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Environmental Sustainability

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, July 9, 2024

NY CREATES Contact: Steve Ference | sference2@ny-creates.org | +1 (518) 424-6029

SEMI Contact: Samer Bahou | sbahou@semi.org | +1 (408) 943-7870

Strategic Partnership Aims to Foster New Advancements in Sustainable Initiatives in the Semiconductor Industry

San Francisco, Calif. – The New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering, and Science (NY CREATES) and SEMI, the global industry association representing the semiconductor and electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, are proud to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish a strategic framework aimed at fostering interdisciplinary collaboration and promoting environmentally sustainable practices within the semiconductor industry. This MOU sets the stage for joint development agreements and research programs that will align with sustainable strategies for the industry as it continues to grow, with an emphasis on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) abatement to further move the industry toward greener practices. 

“While the semiconductor industry is set to ride the Artificial Intelligence wave to tremendous growth, we face serious challenges, with sustainability standing out as a top concern,” said Ajit Manocha, SEMI President and CEO. “Unprecedented challenges around climate change and PFAS call for unprecedented actions and public-private partnership. This agreement is a positive step forward in aligning the efforts of the SEMI Sustainability Initiative and Semiconductor Climate Consortium (SCC) with government programs to maximize the impact.”

“We look forward to collaborating with our industry partners on this critical initiative, as we focus on meaningfully ensuring we advance the technologies of tomorrow in a sustainable way today,” said NY CREATES President Dave Anderson. “Signing this agreement ensures we provide leadership in the area of environmental responsibility. This is important while we simultaneously establish our new High NA Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Center and expand capabilities at our Albany NanoTech Complex.”

Empire State Development Executive Deputy Commissioner and COO Kevin Younis said, “This partnership between NY CREATES and SEMI demonstrates that sustainable manufacturing is crucially important to the semiconductor industry while highlighting the many cutting-edge R&D advancements at NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex. New York State has long been a leader in promoting a green economy. From Governor Hochul’s $10 billion Green CHIPS program, to investing in the High NA Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Center, we will continue to grow jobs and investment, reduce our carbon footprint and ensure a brighter future for New Yorkers for generations to come.”

New York State’s Governor’s Office of Semiconductor Expansion, Management, and Integration (GO-SEMI) Senior Vice President and Executive Director Merideth Andreucci said, “Today marks a significant milestone in our journey towards creating a more sustainable and innovative semiconductor industry. The partnership between NY CREATES and SEMI exemplifies our shared commitment to driving forward-thinking R&D that not only spurs commercial success but also addresses critical global challenges. This MOU underscores our dedication to integrating sustainability at the core of our technological advancements, ensuring that as we innovate, we also protect our planet. Together, we are poised to lead the semiconductor industry into a greener and more prosperous future.”

NY CREATES and SEMI Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Environmental Sustainability

This MOU sets the foundation for entering into one or more joint development agreements that foster innovative solutions to address semiconductor and related manufacturing challenges that have an impact on the environment and community. These challenges are difficult to solve, and a collaboration such as this can help to bring together the best minds from the ecosystem to find solutions. For example, novel approaches can be created and implemented to reduce greenhouse gases, which can be replaced with alternatives using sustainable technologies and new abatement technologies. These activities can help us better address PFAS concerns and ensure these chemicals are properly managed when used throughout the semiconductor manufacturing process.

NY CREATES and SEMI will work closely to align their research initiatives, prioritizing sustainability as a core component of all projects. The SEMI Scope 1 working group within the Semiconductor Climate Consortium and SEMI PFAS working groups will be spearheading this research together with researchers at NY CREATES.

This partnership builds on the momentum in New York created by Governor Hochul’s $1 billion investment to fund the construction of a cutting-edge High NA Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography Center that will support the research and development of the world’s most complex and powerful semiconductors. NY CREATES and industry partners have also agreed to a range of sustainability commitments throughout the construction and operational phases of the project that are closely aligned with New York’s nation-leading Green CHIPS program, including use of best available technology for greenhouse gas emission reduction; prioritization of renewable energy, with preference for New York sources; and pursuit of LEED certification for new buildings related to the project.

Additionally, partners are committed to integrating sustainability as a primary goal of R&D activities, including sustainable semiconductor manufacturing processes; materials use; waste reuse and reclamation; and fab design. Now, the collaboration between NY CREATES and SEMI will be able to further leverage this new state-of-the-art center to drive innovations prioritizing sustainability and environmental stewardship.

This collaboration is especially timely as the industry increasingly recognizes the importance of environmental sustainability. As NY CREATES looks to support the National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC) initiative under the U.S. CHIPS and Science Act, both organizations are enabling advancements that integrate sustainable practices into the semiconductor supply chain.



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 www.ny-creates.org.  

About SEMI

SEMI is the global industry association connecting over 3,000 member companies and 1.5 million professionals worldwide across the semiconductor and electronics design and manufacturing supply chain. We accelerate member collaboration on solutions to top industry challenges through Advocacy, Workforce Development, Sustainability, Supply Chain Management and other programs. Our SEMICON® expositions and events, technology communities, standards and market intelligence help advance our members’ business growth and innovations in design, devices, equipment, materials, services and software, enabling smarter, faster, more secure electronics. Visit www.semi.org to learn more.


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NY CREATES Hosts Successful First Annual Charity Golf Tournament Benefiting HVCC Foundation

On Monday, June 10th, Normanside Country Club set the stage for NY CREATES’ first annual charity golf tournament, an event that exceeded expectations and raised over $130,000 for the Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) Foundation. The generous contributions from this fundraiser will play a crucial role in advancing the region’s high-tech workforce through the new Applied Technology Education Center (ATEC).

The tournament brought together NY CREATES employees, industry partners, and community members for a fun day of golf, company camaraderie, and fundraising activities. Participants enjoyed the beautiful Normanside Country Club golf course, cooler weather, and the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on the region’s future workforce.

This delightful charity event wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of key sponsors: IBM, DPS/Gilbane, TEL, FPI Mechanical, General Control Systems, Wainschaf Associates, Applied Materials, and GlobalFoundries. These organizations’ invaluable contributions and commitment to community support were pivotal in making this event a resounding success. Led by NY CREATES’ HR and Marketing/Communications teams, the event showcased how the organization comes out to show strong support for our community partners.

From our team at NY CREATES, thank you to everyone involved, as your dedication and generosity will make a lasting impact on our community.

Stay tuned for more fun NY CREATES initiatives, as we continue to work together to uplift our community!