MANHASSET, NY -- The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering's Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (STC) in Canandaigua, NY has been designated as a Trusted Foundry by the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Microelectronics Agency.
The Trusted Foundry program is a Department of Defense initiative to accredit trusted, secure sources for the development and manufacturing of integrated circuits for a wide range of defense and intelligence applications.
With the Trusted Foundry accreditation, CNSE's STC now has the ability to serve the Department of Defense, intelligence agencies, allied foreign governments and government contractors.
"Through smart and targeted investments, New York has now become synonymous with nanotechnology, drawing high tech companies from around the world. The Trusted Foundry designation for our Canandaigua facility is another leap forward for our state, and I thank Dr. Kaloyeros and his team for their visionary work and leadership," said NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a statement.
"This classification establishes CNSE's STC as the 'go-to' location for 21st century military technologies, while providing exciting opportunities to drive new technology companies and high-tech jobs to the nanotechnology cluster in Western New York," said CNSE Senior Vice President and CEO Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros.
"We look forward to working with partners in both the government and industrial sectors to advance state-of-the-art military applications that will better equip and protect our soldiers and our nation,” said CNSE Vice President for Disruptive Technologies and Director of CNSE's STC Paul Tolley
The Office of Secretary of Defense issued the Defense Trusted Integrated Circuits Strategy that established "Trust" as a minimum need for the Department of Defense in 2003 to address this risk.
STC was able to meet the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification at the end of 2011.