Tech and Electronics

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

With robust R&D facilities, advanced 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 and nanotechnology. 

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—manufactured on 300mm wafers at the AIM Photonics wafer processing Fab in Albany. 

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, Wolfspeed, Tokyo Electron and others. These efforts have firmly positioned New York State at the forefront of semiconductor R&D. 

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Silicon carbide is at the forefront of green technologies…The technology that will be created at this fab - right here in your backyard - will power our customers to build a brighter future that is sustainable for all.
Gregg Lowe, CEO , Wolfspeed
Gregg Lowe, CEO , Wolfspeed
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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 May 2021, IBM unveiled the world’s smallest chip device; a 2nm nanosheet technology that quadruples cell phone battery life, slashes the carbon footprint of data centers, speed’s up laptop functions and improves autonomous driving technology.  These devices were patterned at the NYCREATES Albany Nanotech R&D Campus. 

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Fueled by Wolfspeed’s silicon carbide chips, NexGen Power’s gallium nitride chips, Odyssey Semiconductor’s gallium nitride chips and Danfoss Silicon Power’s electronics packaging, New York is leading innovation in the development of compound semiconductor power electronics.

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New York State is home to nation-leading infrastructure, resources, expertise, and workforce to lead the effort for manufacturing and research & development in the semiconductor industry.

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