MANHASSET, NY -- The International Sematech Manufacturing Initiative, Inc. will relocate its headquarters and operations to the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s Albany NanoTech Complex beginning in January 2011, thus completing the transfer of all of International Sematech’s operation from Austin, Texas.
The relocation move was spearheaded by a $10 million investment from the New York State Assembly, which was matched by a $10 million grant from the Empire State Development Corporation.
ISMI and its private industry partners will invest $80 million in capital and operational funding as part of the $100 million initiative, which is expected to attract additional technology investments and corporate participants, and create more than 100 high-tech jobs in upstate New York.
Sematech was founded in Austin in 1988 as a collaboration of the world’s leading nanoelectronics companies to drive innovative research, development and commercialization for next-generation computer nanochips. ISMI is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sematech.
“By locating ISMI at CNSE’s Nanotech complex in Albany, we will enable the integration of advanced manufacturing technologies with the leading-edge research of Sematech and CNSE, allowing us to accelerate the development and introduction of new cost-competitive chip technologies to serve the critical needs of our members and the worldwide nanoelectronics industry,” said Sematech president and CEO Dan Armbrust, in a statement.
ISMI will be accommodated by renovating approximately 14,000 square feet of existing space at CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex.
CNSE’s 800,000-square-foot Albany NanoTech Complex has over $6.5 billion in high-tech investments and includes a 300mm wafer, computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line within 80,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms.
More than 2,500 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and faculty work on site, from companies including IBM, AMD, GlobalFoundries, Sematech, Toshiba, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML, Novellus Systems, Vistec Lithography and Atotech.