Nanotechnology and Semiconductors

Nanotechnology is defined here as the control of materials and devices at a molecular and atomic scale or a series of disciplines that works at the atomic and molecular level to create many types of structures or devices with improved molecular organization.

 View local nanotechnology organizations profiled on the Technology Roadmap

View the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute technology sector study

View the SEMICO Study: Impact of a Chip Fab in Upstate NY

NY Loves Nanotech:

NY Loves Nanotech LogoNY Loves Nanotech, an initiative of the Center for Economic Growth, is a consortium of like-minded organizations, including economic development groups, academic institutions and technology equipment and service suppliers, who have joined forces to promote New York and all the state has to offer to high-tech industries.

Why New York? Strategic market proximity gives New York-based businesses a distinct edge over global competition. Leading semiconductor companies from around the globe are choosing to invest their futures here because New York is one of the largest and most robust consumer and business markets in the world. As home to GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ and IBM’s 300mm fabs, the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE), SEMATECH, Tokyo Electron, Applied Materials, Intel and other global industry leaders, New York has created an enabled region and environment where industry can thrive.

NY Loves Nanotech attended SEMICON West – the flagship annual event for the global microelectronics industry – this past July. This premier event for the display of new products and technologies for microelectronics design and manufacturing draws more than 30,000 attendees from across the globe.

NY Loves Nanotech exhibited with our regional and statewide economic development, state, private industry and academic partners, and hosted our 14th Annual Dessert Reception, with an exclusive executive audience as a means to promote and showcase the Capital Region to the west coast and the globe. A special thank you to our partners and sponsors:

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