Tech and Electronics

New York companies are at the forefront of the high-tech electronics industry

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Tech and Electronics in New York State

With robust R&D facilities, tech infrastructure and a diverse and talented workforce, New York is a hub for business growth across the electronics industry including semiconductors, power electronics, photonics, photovoltaics, nanotechnology and many others.

New York is home to top-tier universities and the nation’s largest public university system, helping to build the industry’s talent pipeline. New York State is also home to the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics), a public-private partnership to develop the next generation of integrated silicon photonics. The institute’s TAP facility, located in Rochester’s 1,200-acre Eastman Business Park, tests, assembles and packages silicon photonic chips.

Working with private companies and establishing public-private partnerships, New York State investment has led to cutting-edge research being performed by industry leaders such as Applied Materials, IBM, LAM Research, Tokyo Electron and others. These efforts have firmly positioned New York State at the forefront of semiconductor R&D.

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New York State ranks No. 2 in the nation in academic R&D expenditures and for semiconductor patents.

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In February 2019, New York State and IBM announced a research partnership to create an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Hardware Center, for AI-focused computer chip research, prototyping, testing and simulation, at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

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Applied Materials, a leader in materials engineering, is also partnering with the state to establish the Materials Engineering Technology Accelerator (META Center)—an advanced R&D facility for high-tech research and further growing New York as a global materials engineering research hub.  

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