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87/90 Semiconductor Summit – Accelerating the Capital Region’s Technology Corridor

June 8, 2017: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm


For over 30 years, the Capital Region has made a concentrated effort to develop a hub for the global semiconductor industry. Through focused investments that advance next generation high technology research and commercialization activities at SUNY Polytechnic Institute and RPI, as well as targeted economic development projects to attract leading companies including GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML and Lam Research, the region is on the map, but work still remains. How will the region continue to invest and grow with this industry?

Join hundreds of local business leaders at this full day event to learn more about the role New York State plays in the semiconductor industry, get a holistic economic forecast for growth in the industry, hear firsthand about new technology innovations and most importantly, learn about new ways the Capital Region can engage and promote economic growth within the industry.



Howard Zemsky, President and CEO, ESDC  BIO Hugh Johnson, Partner, Hugh Johnson Advisors BIO Gary Patton Ph.D., CTO, GLOBALFOUNDRIES
Jim Feldhan, President, Semico Research | BIO Rich Goldman, Silicon Catalyst Partner | BIO


This event is open to CEG Investors & General Public.
Online Registration is open!

CEG Investors: $100/person | General Public: $125/person
Includes full conference, breakfast, lunch & networking reception

Conference Schedule

8:00 – 8:45 AM  Registration/Breakfast
8:45 – 8:50 AM  Welcome Remarks: Andrew Kennedy, president & CEO, Center for  Economic Growth & Timothy Dunn, president, Dunn Strategy Group
8:50 – 9:45 AM 

Opening Keynote – Excelsior

New York’s history of innovation, ongoing investment, and dedication to the advanced electronics tech sector.

Speaker: Howard Zemsky, president & CEO, Empire State Development

9:50 – 10:40 AM  

Regional Development Roundtable –  Sponsored by:  National Grid

Roundtable discussion on Regional Development, including the site preparation, marketing and development efforts, as well as lessons learned from decade of interaction with the industry.


  • Steve DiMeo, president, Mohawk Valley EDGE
  • Steve Hyde, president, Genesee County EDC
  • Mike Relyea, partner, Amanus Consulting Group & former president, Luther Forest Technology Campus Economic Development Corporation
  • Frank Cioffi, president, Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation

Moderator: Andrew Kennedy, president & CEO, Center for Economic Growth

10:45 – 11:05 AM   Morning BreakSponsored by: Janitronics
11:10 AM – 12:00 PM   

Keynote: Economics, Finance and Forecast

Financial insight from top financial analysts on the industry and region, including a specific focus on the forecast ahead.

Speaker: Jim Feldan, CEO of Semico Research

Topic: Experience in New York, semiconductor market forecast, end product applications, and industry growth sectors.

12:05 – 1:00 PM   Lunch – Sponsored by: GLOBALFOUNDRIES
1:05 – 1:55 PM

Keynote: Economics, Finance and Forecast

Speaker: Hugh Johnson, partner, Hugh Johnson Advisors

Topic: Local, regional, state and national economic and financial trends.

2:00 – 2:50 PM

IC Design: Innovation Before Copper Touches Silicon

Opportunities presented to the industry and the marketplace through IC design, with a focus on how IC design impacts fabless companies, IDMs and foundries & what opportunities NY could seek to capture in this specialty area. 

Speaker: Rich Goldman, partner, Silicon Catalyst

2:55 – 3:15 PM Afternoon Break –  Sponsored by: Janitronics
3:20 – 4:10 PM

Keynote: Technology, R&D and Innovation

Innovation and R&D drive advancements and growth in the semiconductor industry, and New York has been at the forefront for decades. How will innovation such as the leap to 7nm nodes impact the industry, supply chain and the end market?

Speaker: Bahgat G. Sammakia, Ph.D., interim president, SUNY Polytechnic Institute.

Topic: SUNY Poly in a new era of technology innovation and collaborative research.  How SUNY Poly continues to be a leading location for technology companies from around the world to locate for pre-competitive R&D.

 4:15 – 5:05 PM   

Keynote: Technology, R&D and Innovation

Speaker: Gary Patton, Ph.D., CTO, GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Topic: GLOBALFOUNDRIES vision for technological innovation and industry-leading commitment to investment in shrinking nodes and expanding opportunities.

 5:10 – 5:15 PM    Closing Remarks
 5:15 – 7:15 PM  Reception
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Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please contact CEG for more information.


June 8, 2017
8:00 am - 7:00 pm


Saratoga Springs City Center
522 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 United States
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