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

For Immediate Release: Monday, May 6, 2024
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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.



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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