(The following is a reformatted version of a press release
issued by New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and received via e-mail. The release was confirmed by the sender.) 
October 10, 2013 
Investment by leading technology companies will create 1,000 new
jobs, establish computer chip commercialization consortium to
jump-start Nano Utica under construction at SUNYIT 
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that six leading global
technology companies will invest $1.5 billion to create ‘Nano
Utica,’ the state’s second major hub of nanotechnology research
and development. The public-private partnership, to be
spearheaded by the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and
Engineering (SUNY CNSE) and the SUNY Institute of Technology
(SUNYIT), will create more than 1,000 new high-tech jobs on the
campus of SUNYIT in Marcy. 
The consortium of leading global technology companies that will
create Nano Utica are led by Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions
Incorporated (ANSI), SEMATECH, Atotech, and SEMATECH and CNSE
partner companies, including IBM, Lam Research and Tokyo
Electron. The consortium will be headquartered at the CNSE-SUNYIT Computer Chip Commercialization Center, and will build on
the research and development programs currently being conducted
by ANSI, SEMATECH, and their private industry partners at the
SUNY CNSE campus in Albany, further cementing New York’s
international recognition as the preeminent hub for 21st century
nanotechnology innovation, education, and economic development. 
“With today’s announcement, New York is replicating the
tremendous success of Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and
Engineering right here in Utica and paving the way for more than
a billion dollars in private investment and the creation of more
than 1,000 new jobs,” Governor Cuomo said. “The new Nano Utica
facility will serve as a cleanroom and research hub for Nano
Utica whose members can tap into the training here at SUNYIT and
local workforce, putting the Mohawk Valley on the map as an
international location for nanotechnology research and
development. This partnership demonstrates how the new New York
is making targeted investments to transition our state’s economy
to the 21st century and take advantage of the strengths of our
world class universities and highly trained workforce.” 
The computer chip packaging consortium will work inside the
complex now under construction on the SUNYIT campus, which is
due to open in late 2014. As a result of the commitment of the
major companies to locate at Nano Utica, the $125 million
facility is being expanded to accommodate the new collaboration,
with state-of-the-art cleanrooms, laboratories, hands-on
education and workforce training facilities, and integrated
offices encompassing 253,000 square feet. The cleanroom will be
the first-of-its-kind in the nation: a 56,000-square-foot
cleanroom stacked on two levels, providing more than five times
the space that was originally planned. To support the project,
New York State will invest $200 million over ten years for the
purchasing new equipment for the Nano Utica facility; no private
company will receive any state funds as part of the initiative. 
Research and development to be conducted includes computer chip
packaging and lithography development and commercialization.
These system-on-a-chip innovations will drive a host of new
technologies and products in the consumer and business
marketplace, including smart phones, tablets, and laptops; 3D
systems for gaming; ultrafast and secure computer servers and IT
systems; and sensor technology for emerging health care, clean
energy and environmental applications. 
As part of the state’s work to promote innovation-driven
economic development, the initiative will provide new momentum
for development of the adjacent Marcy Nanocenter manufacturing
site. CNSE is working with Mohawk Valley EDGE to lead
development of the site, which has the capacity to support
construction of three 450mm computer chip fabrication
As part of the initiative, SEMATECH, celebrating its 25th
anniversary as an industry leader, will also expand its
collaborative research and development activities in partnership
with CNSE. Those efforts will target the most cutting-edge areas
of nanoelectronics, including advanced lithography, 3D
packaging, and metrology technologies that are critical to
enabling the smaller, faster, and more powerful computer chips
driving nearly every industry. 
Fueled by the exploding market for smart phones, tablets and
other mobile devices, computer chip packaging has become a
critical factor in driving innovation amid the growing reliance
on computer chip technologies in nearly every industry. The
development of faster, more powerful chips relies not only on
shrinking the size of circuits - more than a billion of which
are packed on today’s chips - but also on improving packaging
technologies, which refer to the conductors that connect the
circuits, provide power, and discharge heat to keep them
functioning properly. 
Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. said, “With
today’s announcement we are witnessing another piece in the
transformation of this county’s economy. With Governor Cuomo’s
leadership and the partnerships created to make today a reality
we will begin to see economic growth all around us. Oneida
County and this region will be a preeminent hub for 21st century
nanotechnology innovation. I have long said this technology,
fueled by the companies here today and our world class
universities like CNSE and SUNY IT, would pave the way to our
revitalization. More than 1,000 high tech jobs. $1.5 billion
private investment. $200 million investment from the state. This
is the historic day New York State, the Mohawk Valley and Oneida
County have waited for and earned.” 
Senator Joseph A. Griffo said, “This public-private partnership
marks an important step towards the future, not just for SUNYIT
and nanotechnology research, but for the Mohawk Valley region as
a whole. Bringing in high-tech jobs and new private sector
investments is a great way to stimulate the local economy, and I
am thankful for the Governor’s work to make this partnership
Assemblyman Anthony J. Brindisi, “Governor Cuomo’s continued
dedication in forming lasting and innovative public-private
partnerships has been vital in his work to transform the State’s
economy. The “Nano Utica” project will not only give the Mohawk
Valley a much needed economic boost with the creation of over
1,000 jobs, the project at large, with the collaboration of
SUNYIT, will help New York secure itself as a leader and
innovator in this technological age.” 
Hector Ruiz, Chairman of Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions,
Inc., said, “My Advanced Nano colleagues and I are working to
create breakthrough technology, and we couldn’t find a better
place to bring this investment and these jobs than New York. We
looked across this country, and around the world, and this is
where we found the talent, the mindset, and the leadership to
help us revolutionize nanoscale technology, through
semiconductors and everything they power.” 
Dan Armbrust, president and CEO of SEMATECH, said, “New York
State, led by Andrew Cuomo, demonstrates once again the global
leadership and long-term commitment necessary to spur innovation
and create a complete regional ecosystem that bridges research,
development and manufacturing. SEMATECH’s long-standing
partnership with NYS and SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and
Engineering enables us to provide cutting-edge high-tech
capabilities to serve the critical needs of our members. We are
excited to continue to be a vital contributor to the growing
technology scene in New York.” 
Dr. Jaga Jagannathan, Vice President, Semiconductors, Atotech
USA, said, “We applaud Governor Andrew Cuomo for his leadership
and support, and are delighted to join with CNSE and our
industry colleagues as part of this world-class consortium. This
collaboration will play a critical role in advancing next-generation semiconductor technologies, and Atotech is pleased to
contribute its unique capabilities as part of this
groundbreaking effort.” 
SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher said, “Governor Cuomo has
positioned New York and its public university system to lead the
world in nanotechnology innovation that is creating jobs and
fueling our economy. This new investment in Utica will help the
CNSE-SUNYIT Computer Chip Commercialization Center bring top
companies to the Mohawk Valley and bring life-changing products
to market.” 
CNSE Senior Vice President and CEO Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros said,
“With this announcement, Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to
write the pioneering playbook on how business and technology are
catalyzed in the innovation-driven economy of the 21st century.
Building on the Governor’s new model for publicly-led public-private partnerships, this initiative further strengthens New
York’s recognition as the worldwide hub for the nanotechnology
industry. Concurrently, it enables leading-edge research and
development to serve the needs of industry while firmly
establishing the state as a magnet for the attraction of high-tech jobs, companies and unparalleled private investment that
will benefit the Mohawk Valley and all New Yorkers.” 
Terry Higashi, Chairman, President & CEO of Tokyo Electron
Limited, said, As a longtime partner of the College of Nanoscale
Science and Engineering, and a true believer in Governor Andrew
Cuomo’s vision for growing New York’s nanotechnology sector, we
are delighted to hear of this first-of-its-kind consortium that
will lead the industry in advanced semiconductor technologies.
Working collaboratively with CNSE and our industry partners, we
look forward to supporting continued innovation that will
benefit our customers and the semiconductor industry.” 
Martin Anstice, President and CEO of Lam Research, said, “This
consortium is a testament to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s leadership
in building a semiconductor industry in New York. The
innovations that will be driven by this collaboration, building
on our partnership with the College of Nanoscale Science and
Engineering, will open up new opportunities for our company and
the industry as a whole.” 
Mike Splinter, executive chairman of Applied Materials, Inc.,
said, “Applied Materials applauds New York’s leadership in
developing a vibrant high-tech ecosystem and we welcome this
latest investment to grow the semiconductor industry here.” 
Mohawk Valley EDGE President Steve DiMeo said, “Key watershed
moments in the history of the Mohawk Valley were the building of
the Erie Canal, the decision in 1951 to transfer personnel from
Watson Laboratories in New Jersey to what became known as Rome
Air Development Center and today’s announcement by Governor
Cuomo on the consortia of companies that will focus on packaging
and systems-on-a-chips technologies here at Nano Utica. Today’s
announcement follows last month’s exciting announcement by CNSE
that it will expand its G450 PILOT facility with plans to build
a 450 MM enabled semiconductor campus here at SUNYIT to help
transition R&D activity into advanced manufacturing
opportunities and validates a key part of Governor Cuomo’s
strategy to leverage our colleges and universities to make them
engines of economic opportunities. What is taking place here at
SUNYIT mirrors in many respects the model used in Palo Alto
where physical assets at Stanford University were used to build
what became known as Silicon Valley.” 
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