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:

Major Underwriter
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NYS Partners

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NYS Regional Partners

Buffalo Niagara Enterprise | Center for Economic Growth | Genesee County Economic Development Center | Greater Rochester Enterprise | Mohawk Valley EDGE


Banner Industries is a leader in Distribution. The Company is privately held and was founded in 1985 to serve a rapidly expanding high purity market and to satisfy the increasing demand for high quality components with fast delivery and competitive prices. Over the years Banner Industries has expanded its portfolio, with 11 locations through the US and Singapore. Today, through our strategic growth plan initiatives, we have a complete synergistic line of the industry’s premier products and have become one of the nation’s leading stocking distributors of flow components, equipment and services. UPW, Chemical, PCW, Vacuum, Gas and Consumables. Banner Industries is now located at 25 Rocket Way, Malta, NY 12020 directly next to GLOBALFOUNDRIES to serve the fab, it’s contractors and the community. 518-899-6400,

M+W Group M+W Group has delivered over ten gigawatts of solar capacity worldwide. As a leader in the design and construction of solar cell manufacturing and utility-scale solar projects, M+W Group brings critical advantages to each project. Through our work across Asia, Europe, and North America, M+W Group has developed the most seasoned staff of experts in strategies to maximize operational efficiency and reliability. Our solutions span the full value chain with an emphasis on value engineering to reduce capital investment and operating costs. We work closely with clients to right-size all elements of each facility, bringing the most sophisticated benchmarking data to tailor equipment precisely to production needs and utility requirements. M+W Group offers a full range of services including site selection, basic advice and planning through facility design, construction and operational support.

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Critical Process Systems Group
CPS has assembled a team of related environmental product solutions into a unique family of revolutionary and creative manufacturing companies.  This exceptional group has decades of experience providing high quality, innovative process system products and services to a high-profile client list representing many of the top companies in the world.

Evergreen EDC, A division of SSOE GroupEvergreen EDC offers unique multi-discipline engineering and design as well as construction services supporting the semiconductor, solar/photovoltaic, life sciences, advanced technologies, laboratories and data center industries around the globe. Headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon, we serve our clients from locations in Arizona, California, Oregon and New York.

Harrington Industrial Plastics offers a broad line of quality, corrosion-resistant, and ultra high-purity piping systems.  All of the components for complete systems are available to meet the diverse specifications of the metal plating and finishing, semiconductor, water, wastewater, biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.  Our commitment to excellence and growth is made possible by the knowledge and experience of our employees, the quality and support of our suppliers, and the loyalty of our customers.  As we expand our geographic reach and product offering, we enhance the value and commitment to our customers.


Arsenal Business & Technology Partnership
Mainfreight, Inc.
Rensselaer County Economic Development & Planning
Richmor Aviation
Saratoga Economic Development Corporation
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker, LLP