News Release: NY CREATES Welcomes Return of Dr. Douglas Grose as Board of Directors Chair

NY CREATES Welcomes Return of Dr. Douglas Grose as Board of Directors Chair

For Immediate Release: Monday, May 6, 2024
Contact: Steve Ference | sference2@ny-creates.org | +1 (518) 424-6029

Recognized Semiconductor Industry Leader Bolsters NY CREATES’  Innovation, Industry Partnerships, and Workforce Development Efforts

Albany, N.Y. – The New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering, and Science (NY CREATES) announced the return of Dr. Douglas A. Grose as the non-profit organization’s appointed Board Chair. Dr. Grose brings a wealth of experience and leadership to this position, having previously served as NY CREATES’ President and board chairman until 2021.

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight said, “Dr. Grose is a pillar of the semiconductor industry, with unparalleled credentials and a highly-respected record of leadership and integrity. He is an excellent partner, and we are excited that he is returning to NY CREATES as Board Chair, where his guidance and expertise will help to further grow New York State’s dynamic innovation economy.”

“NY CREATES is a key driver of semiconductor-based R&D, industry collaboration, workforce development, and high-tech economic advancement not only for New York State, but also for our nation at a time when historic CHIPS Act investments will reestablish America’s technological leadership. I am thrilled to return to NY CREATES as Board Chair to further support this organization’s upward trajectory and ability to address global chip-centered challenges,” said Dr. Douglas Grose. “On behalf of the NY CREATES board, I also extend my gratitude to Kristin Proud for her outstanding dedication to this organization while acting as its interim board chair, and I welcome her continued contributions to the board of directors.”

Dr. Grose’s return to NY CREATES follows his support of the American Semiconductor Innovation Coalition (ASIC) during the last two years.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Grose back to NY CREATES as our returning Board Chair,” said Dave Anderson, President of NY CREATES. “His extensive industry expertise and proven leadership will be instrumental in further guiding our organization as we engage in our next phase of growth and establish North America’s only non-profit-led, public-private High NA EUV Lithography Center where sub-2 nanometer computer chip components will be produced. This will enable NY CREATES to continue to innovate, train the 21st century workforce, and create rewarding high-tech careers.”

The Northeast Region of the U.S., with New York State as a semiconductor hub, has a strong history of public-private partnerships and is well positioned to support the federal government’s commitment to semiconductor R&D, including the CHIPS Act. The centerpiece of the region’s national strategy is NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex, the most advanced, non-profit owned 300mm semiconductor R&D facility in North America and one of the most advanced sites in the world. At the site, globally recognized semiconductor industry leaders are developing the materials, technologies, and processes for next-gen chips which will be used in everyday applications in approximately five to seven years.

Dr. Grose’s distinguished career in the semiconductor industry included more than 20 years at IBM before he became the Senior Vice President of Technology Development, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), later helping to direct the formation of GlobalFoundries, where he served from 2009 to 2011 as CEO.

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About NY CREATES

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.

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Times Union: After two years, Doug Grose back as NY CREATES board chair

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Governor Hochul News Release: “Governor Hochul Announces Launch of $10 Million Mohawk Valley Empowers Grant Program to Address Regional Challenges to Workforce Participation.”

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Read Governor Hochul’s Press Release Here

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of Mohawk Valley Empowers, a three-year, $10 million initiative designed to strengthen the Mohawk Valley’s regional workforce ecosystem. This new program prioritizes empowering people by recognizing the need to increase workforce participation, expand wraparound services, and redefine career readiness. Mohawk Valley Empowers resulted from extensive collaboration across six counties, nine colleges and BOCES, industry experts and 22 non-profit partners. Through in-depth data analysis and stakeholder engagement, Mohawk Valley Empowers identified actionable solutions to address the core challenges hindering workforce participation in the region. Potential applicants seeking funding must submit a Consolidated Funding Application, which will be accepted through Friday, June 28.

“The Mohawk Valley is becoming a destination for semiconductor manufacturing and research, and this initiative will empower New Yorkers to take part in the transformative economic potential and future that lies ahead – both in this industry and beyond,” Governor Hochul said. “Our strategic partnerships with educational and industry stakeholders will help to develop a robust talent pipeline, create accessible pathways to jobs, and make the Mohawk Valley a place for New Yorkers to build their careers.”

Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado, Chair of the Regional Economic Development Councils said, “The cornerstone of our regional economic development process is collaborative, community-led projects that will build a stronger future for New Yorkers statewide. Mohawk Valley Empowers showcases the importance of bringing our regional workforce together to create the job trainings and employment opportunities needed to build a 21st century economy.”

Since 2011, the Mohawk Valley’s workforce participation rate has remained relatively flat at less than 60 percent. Additionally, 74 percent of the region’s current working-aged population do not have bachelor’s degrees. Mohawk Valley Empowers will support projects that aim to go beyond skills training by empowering individuals through culturally sensitive and community-driven approaches to meet the demands of the growing tourism, agribusiness, and STEM sectors while creating pathways for families to rise out of poverty. Innovative, catalytic projects and programs that address fundamental barriers to employment, advance professional skills development, empower individuals, and promote workplace participation are encouraged. Proposals will be prioritized based on their ability to meet people where they are on their career journeys, dismantle structural inequities within the workforce pipeline, and consider the holistic needs of participants. Program guidelines, including a full list of eligible entities, are available here.

Complementing today’s workforce development initiative launch in the Mohawk Valley, Empire State Development has awarded a $4 million capital grant to support SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s $26.5 million Semiconductor Processing to Packaging Research, Education and Training Center in the NY CREATES Quad C building, currently occupied by Semikron Danfoss, to serve as an epicenter for semiconductor research, education and training, with a goal to increase graduates across advanced manufacturing disciplines by 10 percent in the next four years.

The plans for this new facility were announced by Governor Hochul in 2023 as part of a $44 million state investment in SUNY Polytechnic Institute. This new lab and other investments at SUNY Poly will allow this campus to become the State and nation’s premier public polytechnic and continues SUNY Poly’s evolution as a leader in STEM and the health sciences.

Semiconductor and supply chain companies Wolfspeed, Danfoss, Micron, Indium, Marquardt Switches, Menlo Micro and NoMIS Power, along with NY CREATES, will be collaborating with SUNY Poly, as well as Working Solutions – the Workforce Development Board of Utica, Fulton Montgomery Community College, Mohawk Valley Community College, and Onondaga Community College to establish a curriculum with wraparound services for in demand jobs in the industry that includes device processing for power electronics, optoelectronics and clean energy applications as well as their unique packaging needs.

The creation of a single center covering research, education and training capabilities across semiconductor processing to packaging will provide students and the future workforce with both the depth of knowledge as well as breadth to more fully understand the workflow and attention to detail needed to produce these complicated devices. The facility will have approximately 5,000 square feet of cleanroom space and the first floor will have 2 classrooms seating 30 students along with office space for scientists, postdocs, and students. The Center will train both traditional and non-traditional students, training up to 150 students annually.

SUNY Polytechnic Institute President Dr. Winston Soboyejo said, “We are grateful for the investments New York State has been making in SUNY Poly and for the Mohawk Valley Empowers program, which will simultaneously elevate individual lives and the economy of our region. SUNY Poly’s new Semiconductor Processing to Packaging Research, Education, and Training Center will have a transformational impact on the Mohawk Valley, New York State, and beyond. We look forward to working with our partners to meet the workforce needs of the rapidly growing semiconductor industry – and to helping individuals access the education they need to benefit from the opportunities associated with this growth.”

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight said, “Ensuring that New York State has a well-trained and ready workforce is vital to State’s economy and one of the top concerns I hear from companies looking at where to locate their business. Both the Mohawk Valley Empowers initiative and SUNY Poly’s Semiconductor Processing to Packaging Training Center in NY CREATES’ Quad C building builds on Governor Hochul’s efforts to invest in workforce development and grow key industries across New York State. Thanks to the work of our REDCs and partners, we are creating jobs that will make a difference, not only in the region, but throughout the state.”

NY CREATES President Dave Anderson said, “Today’s announcement further builds on Governor Hochul’s steadfast focus on meeting the workforce needs of this fast-growing semiconductor cluster. We are proud that research, education, and career preparation in areas such as device processing, packaging, and testing, will take place at NY CREATES’ Computer Chip Commercialization Center, home to Danfoss, where SUNY Poly students will now be able to gain the skills that translate directly to success in the semiconductor industry. Combined with the Mohawk Valley Empowers Fund, this expansion of the school-to-fab career pipeline is yet another testament to this region’s ability to support the continued growth of the industry across the northeast and the nation, as well as the resulting job opportunities.”

MVREDC Co-Chairs Lawrence T. Gilroy III, President of Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy, Inc. and SUNY Cobleskill President Dr. Marion Terenzio said, “We know what the Mohawk Valley is made of – and Mohawk Valley Empowers will help the region’s residents become partners in the jobs and growth this funding will support. This initiative will build the workforce required by the many high-growth industries New York State is attracting, and create a success story for our region both now and for the future.”

State Senator Joseph Griffo said, “I am pleased that SUNY Polytechnic Institute will be receiving funding for its Semiconductor Processing and Packaging Research, Education and Training Center and that the collaborative Mohawk Valley Empowers initiative will be launching. This investment in state funding will enhance and support the semiconductor manufacturing industry in the Mohawk Valley while also empowering people and strengthening the workforce in the region.”

Assemblymember Marianne Buttenschon said, “I am pleased in the Governor’s investment in our secondary and higher educational institutions to launch the MV Empowers Fund. This funding includes the key stakeholders to promote workforce development in many key areas of advancement. I look forward to working together with future employees that utilize this opportunity.”

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said, “Today’s announcement continues to solidify Oneida County and the Mohawk Valley as the premier hub of the semiconductor and advanced manufacturing industry,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente Jr. “The new center at SUNY Poly will be the epicenter of semiconductor processing and packaging research education and training, producing the next generation of advanced manufacturing workforce right here in Oneida County. That workforce will be strengthened through the MV Empowers Fund, that will allow this county and its regional partners to supercharge the local ecosystem. I thank the State of New York for this investment and I applaud SUNY Poly for its vision.”

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NY CREATES Featured in News Release: Governor Hochul and Majority Leader Schumer Announce Start of Construction for Edwards Vacuum’s $319 Million Semiconductor Supply Chain Facility in Genesee County

Governor Hochul and Majority Leader Schumer Announce Start of Construction for Edwards Vacuum’s $319 Million Semiconductor Supply Chain Facility in Genesee County

 

NY CREATES was recognized in the latest NYS Governor’s press release, as Governor Hochul and Majority Leader Schumer announce the commencement of construction for Edwards Vacuum’s groundbreaking $319 million semiconductor supply chain facility in Genesee County, NY. As a pivotal partner in advancing New York State’s semiconductor ecosystem, NY CREATES celebrates this significant milestone, poised to further bolster the state’s workforce development and economic growth.

 

View Governor Hochul’s Press Release Here

NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex Featured in ‘Schumer Brings Key Japanese Semiconductor Supply Chain Companies to Capitol to Pitch Expanding in Upstate New York’ News Release

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April 15, 2024

NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex was featured in ‘Schumer Brings Key Japanese Semiconductor Supply Chain Companies to Capitol to Pitch Expanding in Upstate New York’ news release, as a New York State-led delegation of companies and nonprofits is in Asia this week for meetings with Asian delegations to create high-tech opportunities.

View Sen. Majority Leader Schumer’s News Release Here

Read the Times Union article, ‘Schumer urges Japanese chip suppliers to invest in upstate New York’ here.

News Release: NY CREATES and C2MI Announce Partnership to Support Collaborative Research, Economic Growth, and Workforce Development

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Contact:
Steve Ference |sference2@ny-creates.org | +1 (518) 424-6029
Maryse Demers | maryse.demers@c2mi.ca | +1 (450) 534-8000 ext. 1000

Expanded Partnership Aims to Establish High-Tech U.S. – Canada Opportunities

Albany, N.Y. and Bromont (QC) – NY CREATES and MiQro Innovation Collaborative Centre – C2MI today announced a partnership between the two entities that will enhance research opportunities, expand potential for economic and workforce development, and nurture collaborative efforts between the two cross-border technology giants that are part of a growing and dynamic semiconductor corridor running from Upstate New York to the Eastern Townships in Canada.

Officials from the New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering, and Science (NY CREATES), based in Albany, and C2MI (MiQro Innovation Collaborative Center), based in Bromont, Québec, Canada, established this expanded partnership to help spur future collaborations between the two entities.

“Leveraging the talent and resources at NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex, the nation’s most advanced public-private 300mm semiconductor research center, with the equally impressive C2MI complex in Bromont, Quebec, will further enable us to carry out NY CREATES’ mission to advance innovation-centered R&D opportunities, build additional workforce development pipelines, and foster economic development across the region and beyond,” said NY CREATES President Dave Anderson. “This partnership strengthens international semiconductor-focused relationships with the goal of helping to address the evolving needs of our industry partners in both the U.S. and Canada.”

“This exciting partnership opportunity with NY CREATES is a statement in both our regions for the future of the Northeast corridor for microelectronics as well as a strategic positioning of the North American semiconductor supply chain,” Marie-Josée Turgeon, President and CEO of C2MI. “The reinforcement of this corridor will provide rapid access to research opportunities and spark the growth we need in developing a robust, well-educated workforce.”

Officials from both NY CREATES and C2MI said they expect research projects will be pursued jointly, and staff and researchers will be able to participate in an exchange to help bolster mutual understanding. The two organizations expect to host joint symposia and conferences in the future.

The announcement builds on last year’s pledge between the United States and Canada to work together to create a bilateral semiconductor manufacturing corridor. U.S. President Joe Biden issued a joint pledge with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to stand together and reduce their dependence on other countries for critical minerals and semiconductors.

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About NY CREATES
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 C2MI
C2MI is the largest R&D facility in Canada dedicated to hardware for digital technologies.  C2MI is at the core of all industrial sectors, integrating components essential to the use and deployment of digital technologies. Backed by a world-class infrastructure in the manufacturing fields of microelectromechanical system (MEMS), packaging and advanced packaging of semiconductors, C2MI is at the heart of technology development for tomorrow’s world. C2MI is strongly committed to be a unique model of collaboration where synergy between industrial and academic partners is necessary, even essential, to the development of new generation products. Visit: www.c2mi.ca.

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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 | sference2@ny-creates.org | +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.

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About NY CREATES

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.

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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

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“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.

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.

News Release: NY CREATES, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Announce Quantum Information Science and Microelectronics-Focused Partnership

News Release: NY CREATES, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Announce Quantum Information Science and Microelectronics-Focused Partnership

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Contact: Steve Ference | sference2@ny-creates.org | +1 (518) 424-6029
Pete Genzer | genzer@bnl.gov | +1 (631) 357-1028
Samantha Murray | murras7@rpi.edu | +1 (518) 960-4051

Collaboration to Drive Quantum Information Science Engineering and
Technology and Microelectronics Advancements

Albany, NY — NY CREATES, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) announced they are collaborating to advance Quantum Information Science Engineering and Technology and Microelectronics in New York State and the nation.

The New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering, and Science (NY CREATES), Brookhaven Science Associates, which manages BNL on behalf of DOE’s Office of Science, and RPI have formalized a partnership to foster collaborative and mutually beneficial programs that will enhance intellectual exchange between the three organizations. The agreement lays the groundwork for joint research projects and other collaborations that will strengthen the quantum and microelectronics ecosystems in New York State and beyond, supporting timely U.S. efforts to reestablish its preeminence in areas important to national security and economic vitality.

“This strategic partnership, which leverages NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex, the nation’s most advanced public/private 300mm semiconductor research center, will advance technologies in the important areas of microelectronics and quantum, and we look forward to building on our strong relationships with BNL and RPI,” said NY CREATES President Dave Anderson. “By bringing together the expertise of NY CREATES, RPI, and BNL, we are poised to make substantial contributions to the quantum and microelectronics landscapes as we address the evolving needs of our industry partners.”

“Brookhaven Lab has the unique facilities, capabilities, and expertise in materials science needed to drive research in microelectronics and quantum technologies,” said John Hill, BNL’s Deputy Director for Science and Technology. “We believe this partnership is essential and well positioned to advance information science, engineering, and technology, areas crucial to our future economy—within NY State and across the nation.”

“We are excited to take this next step with NY CREATES and Brookhaven National Lab and further critical collaborations among our three institutions,” said Martin A. Schmidt, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. “This development comes at an opportune moment. New York is fast becoming an epicenter of quantum computing and microelectronics exploration and innovation, and in April we will officially unveil an IBM Quantum System One at RPI, the first deployed on a university campus. Having this system at RPI, and making it accessible to researchers and students in the region, will be an asset to this important partnership.”

Representatives from each organization signed a memorandum of understanding during a ceremony at NY CREATES’ Albany NanoTech Complex on Friday, February 9, 2024. The MOU will guide research alignment, promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and developing joint research programs that leverage each partner’s strengths.

The three organizations will also establish joint programs in educational outreach and workforce development to support the next generation of researchers and address industry needs. The agreement will provide opportunities for graduate students and postdocs to pursue collaborative research at BNL, RPI, or NY CREATES’ facilities, enhancing their exposure to cutting-edge technologies. In addition, the MOU sets the stage for joint quantum technologies and microelectronics research-focused workshops, network engagement, and the collaborative use of each organization’s resources.

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About NY CREATES
NY CREATES serves as New York’s bridge to the advanced electronics industry. As the primary resource for fostering public-private and academic partnerships in New York State, 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 Brookhaven National Laboratory
One of 10 national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by DOE’s Office of Science, Brookhaven Lab conducts research in the physical, biological, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies, computation, quantum technologies, and national security. Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry, and government researchers. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, a partnership founded by Stony Brook University, the largest academic user of Laboratory facilities, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America’s first technological research university. Rensselaer encompasses five schools, over 30 research centers, more than 140 academic programs including 25 new programs, and a dynamic community made up of over 6,800 students and 110,000 living alumni. Rensselaer faculty and alumni include upwards of 155 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, six National Medal of Science winners, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration. To learn more, please visit www.rpi.edu.

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