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Empire State Development Announces Completion of SEEQC $3 Million Manufacturing Facility Expansion in Westchester County

Expansion will Support Quantum Computing, AI, and Research and Development for the Semiconductor Industries

Empire State Development (ESD) today announced the completion of SEEQC’s combined 12,000 square foot, newly renovated, multilayer, superconductive chip foundry and quantum product development and testing center in Elmsford, Westchester County.  SEEQC’s state-of-the-art facility will significantly expand its capacity to fabricate the world’s most complex superconductor electronics for quantum computing, AI, and sensor and detectors and to test and integrate superconductive chips into its state-of-the-art quantum computing systems. 

“This is a great announcement for Westchester and for New York’s chip fabrication and quantum computing future,” said Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado. “SEEQC is uniquely positioned to make gains in the Quantum computing space which, in addition to being a job generator, has the potential to accelerate our progress in the fight against climate change.”

ESD President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight said, “SeeQC’s new facility is great news for the Mid-Hudson Region and couldn’t be more-timely. Ensuring that we are investing in New York companies as we continue the national effort to reshore the semiconductor industry and its supply chain will only strengthen our economy, grow jobs and keep New Yorkers in New York.  This funding will go a long way to helping SEEQC make groundbreaking advancements in the quantum computing and keep New York State a leader in growing the semiconductor industry.”

NYPA Interim President and CEO Justin E. Driscoll said, “We’re excited to support this impactful expansion project by Quantum Computing as it will bring new jobs and capital investments to Westchester County. The ReCharge NY program has been a catalyst for job creation and retention all across the state and this project is another example of how businesses can leverage the state’s low-cost hydropower to reduce operating costs so that they can stay and grow in New York.”

“We are building a full stack, energy efficient and scalable quantum computing platform, and each design we create for a customer or partner requires the unique product development and test capabilities that can only be supported in a facility like ours,” said John Levy, CEO and co-founder of SEEQC. “Whether it’s Single Flux Quantum (SFQ) readout and control chips, classical superconducting co-processors, multi-chip modules or next generation qubits, we now have the capability of manufacturing and characterizing them all — we believe this capability is unmatched in the quantum computing ecosystem.”

MHREDC Co-Chairs Dr. Marsha Gordon, President & CEO of The Business Council of Westchester and Dr. Kristine Young, president of SUNY Orange said, “The Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council continues to pinpoint strategic investments that will help the state unleash the talent of our regional workforce and SEEQC’s expansion in Westchester County is a perfect example of investing in clusters that pay dividends back to the community.”

The new and expanded facility houses a complete fabrication line for micromachined devices and thin filmed circuits, a clean room for wafer procession, photo our lithographic equipment, CAD tools and workstation, high speed and low noise test equipment, and electromagnetically shielded rooms for low noise measurements. 

SEEQC purchased and installed new capital equipment for the existing manufacturing plant; acquired new test and measurement equipment for testing laboratories and design workstations and tools for a new superconducting integrated circuit design lab. The state-of -the-art foundry encompasses design, fabrication, packaging and testing of superconductive integrated circuits (ICs).  

The Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council recommended a $600,000 Empire State Development capital grant to support the expansion and renovation of SEEQC’s new 7,000 square foot chip foundry and associated costs of machinery and equipment. In addition, the New York Power Authority is supporting the expansion with 156 kilowatts of low-cost power from the ReCharge NY program. In exchange for state support, SEEQC has agreed to create 29 new jobs and retain 9 existing jobs at their Elmsford facility. 

Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said, "As we enter a new era of tech industries, New York stands shovel-ready with the infrastructure and workforce necessary to forge the future. This ESD grant of $600K towards the $3 million SeeQC project in Elmsford is the latest economic win for our state, bringing jobs and growth to our communities. As we build on the momentum of the CHIPS and Science Act, along with our state Green CHIPS legislation, we are proudly ensuring that 21st century manufacturing will once again be made in New York."

Assemblymember Thomas J. Abinanti said, “New York is leading the way to a better life for all Americans —partnering with the most technologically advanced companies to manufacture the elements needed for today’s and tomorrow’s state of the art computers. This partnership brings more jobs to our communities and attracts other similar companies.  I applaud the Hochul administration’s effort to keep New York moving forward.”

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “Westchester is a home for all types of economic development – and this ribbon cutting is just more proof. The work done inside these walls will solidify our region and State as a leader in the quantum computing field while bringing even more good jobs to our county. I thank the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, ESD and SEEQC for their efforts to continue to build a better future for all who call New York, and Westchester, home.”

Town of Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said, “We are thrilled that New York State is working with businesses like SEEQC. This company is developing the first digital quantum computing platform for global businesses.  This is the kind of company that will provide jobs and services that are needed in the future. We are proud that a world leader in commercial superconductive electronic solutions has chosen to make their home in Greenburgh and are grateful to the Empire State Development and to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and state leaders for their efforts helping to encourage the company to locate here in our town. We will do whatever we can to make this company feel proud of their decision to be part of the Greenburgh community.”

Village of Elmsford Mayor Robert Williams said, “The Village of Elmsford is very excited to have SEEQC right in our back yard in the Town of Greenburgh. This newly renovated facility is an asset to both communities. During the renovation the project brought in many construction jobs and now that it is completed will bring in permanent jobs. It is an honor to have a company such as SEEQC doing such high-tech work here.  We are excited and can’t wait to see the great work coming out of the new facility. We congratulate CEO and Co-Founder John Levy and his company for the completed renovations and wish him much success.”

About Empire State Development:

Empire State Development (ESD) is New York’s chief economic development agency. The mission of ESD is to promote a vigorous and growing economy, encourage the creation of new job and economic opportunities, increase revenues to the State and its municipalities, and achieve stable and diversified local economies. Through the use of loans, grants, tax credits and other forms of financial assistance, ESD strives to enhance private business investment and growth to spur job creation and support prosperous communities across New York State. ESD is also the primary administrative agency overseeing Governor Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Councils and the marketing of "I LOVE NY," the State’s iconic tourism 

brand. For more information on Regional Councils and Empire State Development, please visit www.regionalcouncils.ny.gov and www.esd.ny.gov.   

About SEEQC.:

SEEQC. is developing the first fully digital quantum computing platform for global businesses. SEEQC combines classical and quantum technologies to address the efficiency, stability and cost issues endemic to quantum computing systems. The company applies classical and quantum technology through digital readout and control technology and a unique chip-scale architecture. SEEQC quantum system provides the energy- and cost-efficiency, speed and digital control required to make quantum computing useful and bring the first commercially-scalable, problem-specific quantum computing applications to market.

The company is one of the first companies to have built a superconductor multi-layer commercial chip foundry and through this experience has the infrastructure in place for design, testing and manufacturing of quantum-ready superconductors. SEEQC is a spin-out of HYPRES, the world’s leading developer of superconductor electronics. SEEQC. team of executives and scientists have deep expertise and experience in commercial superconductive computing solutions and quantum computing. SEEQC is based in Elmsford, NY, with facilities in London, UK, and Naples, Italy.


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