New York nanotech centers merge
9/23/2010 1:39 PM EDT
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Empire State Development (ESD) and the New York State Foundation for Science, Technology and Innovation (NYSTAR) have announced the merger of two of New York State’s nanotechnology centers.
The Infotonics Technology Center (ITC) in Canandaigua and the Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) in Albany, N.Y. have merged.
ESD and NYSTAR will invest up to $10 million to the merged operation-dubbed the Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center (STC)-which will be managed and supported by CNSE.
This merger will position CNSE as a “one-stop-shop” for smart systems’ device development and process manufacturing. The CNSE includes the Albany NanoTech Complex. It houses a 300-mm chip pilot prototyping and demonstration line.
The ITC is a technology commercialization center that assists firms transition new technologies from concept to manufacturing. ITC maintains a 140,000 square-foot facility with over 25,000 square feet of cleanrooms for micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) fabrication and packaging.
It includes industrial participants such as Corning Inc., Eastman Kodak Co., and Xerox Corp. Academic participants include approximately twenty New York State colleges and universities, including the Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester. NYSTAR is a public benefit corporation. ESD is New York’s chief economic development agency.