The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and Mohawk Valley EDGE today announced a partnership to lead development of the Marcy Nanocenter site in Utica.
The partnership is a part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to increase nanotech industry jobs, companies, and investments across the state and his public-private partnership model he introduced with the CNSE Global 450MM Consortium in Albany.
The G450C is a $4.8 billion collaboration of IBM, Intel, GlobalFoundries, Samsung, and TSMC at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering at SUNY Albany.
Cuomo plans to attract next-generation 450mm computer chip manufacturing to the Mohawk Valley and move from the current 300mm technology, the sides said in a news release, reports Gannett’s Ashley Hupfl.
The new Marcy site will have state-of-the-art clean-room facilities, tools, and transportation to support the research and development for pilot prototyping 450mm technology.
“The Marcy Nanocenter has the potential to transform the economy of the Mohawk Valley and position the region to become a global leader in the nanotechnology industry,” said Lieutenant Gov. Robert Duffy in a statement.
Gannett’s Albany Bureau reported last month that a vision to expand nanotechnology along the Thruway is beginning to see results.
CNSE AND EDGE expects work to start on site within the next few months after a new wetlands permit is issued.
The development plan for the Marcy site includes:
• Up to 8.25 million square feet of facilities, with up to three 450mm computer chip fabs, each with a clean-room of about 450,000 sq. ft.
• Total public and private investment of $10 billion to $15 billion for each phase of development
• Creation of about 5,000 direct jobs and about 15,000 indirect jobs