April 7 2021
Manufacturing, Nanotechnology

Capital Region is the 6th Fastest-Growing Metro for Computer & Electronic Product MFG exports

Even before the recent surge in demand that is spurring GLOBALFOUNDRIES to increase its chip production capacities, the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan statistical area (MSA) was one of the nation’s fastest growing exporters of computer and electronic product manufacturing, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of data from the

February 11 2021
General, Nanotechnology

These Semiconductor Startups Drove the Capital Region to an NSF Seed Funding Record

The federal agency chiefly responsible for driving innovation and commercialization in the private marketplace awarded a record sum of seed funding to Capital Region startups in fiscal 2020, with advanced-stage semiconductor R&D boosting the award total, according to a Center for Economic Growth (CEG) analysis of preliminary data from the

October 13 2020
Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, News, R&D

NY Capital Region Inventors Listed on 1,400+ Semiconductor Device Patents in 2019 – up 8%

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE More Semiconductor Innovation attributable to Capital Region than Any State except CA ALBANY, NEW YORK – As the semiconductor industry rallies to increase domestic chip production, Capital Region inventors are driving even more innovation to support that re-shoring movement. In 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

August 12 2020
Employment/Workforce, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, News

CEG to Serve as Group Sponsor for Apprenticeship Program for 50+ GLOBALFOUNDRIES Workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALBANY, NEW YORK – The Center for Economic Growth will be vastly expanding its role in skilling up the Capital Region’s workforce through a first-of-its-kind apprenticeship program for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. CEG has partnered with SEMI, the industry association representing the end-to-end electronics design and manufacturing

July 17 2020
Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, R&D

CEG Continues to Represent the Capital Region at SEMICON West – Now Virtually

Regional industry attraction efforts continue despite COVID-19 The coronavirus pandemic will not be stopping the Center for Economic Growth from promoting the Capital Region’s innovation assets and manufacturing capabilities at the nation’s leading semiconductor industry event. Except instead of traveling to San Francisco to attend the 50th annual SEMICON West,

July 16 2020
Advanced Materials, Biotechnology/Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals, Clean Technology, Creative/Agriculture/Food, Economic Analysis, Employment/Workforce, General, Manufacturing, Nanotechnology, Regional/County Profiles, Software/Gaming/IT, Tourism, Trade/Transportation

Industry Assets & Economic Profiles

See CEG’s latest industry attraction promotional reports on key industry clusters and regional/county profiles. Between 2015 and 2019, CEG promoted the Capital Region at 78 industry attraction events in 41 cities worldwide. While the coronavirus pandemic has temporarily halted CEG’s travel to conferences, we continue to represent the region at

June 10 2019
Nanotechnology, News, R&D

The Research Connection – June 2019: Nanotech/Semiconductor Edition

Featured R&D projects: Using Nanotechnology to Reduce Drug Development Costs Creating Nanoscale “Synapses” Exploring Energy Storage at the Nanoscale Paving the Way for More Advanced Computer Technologies Using Pressure to Alter Semiconductor Properties Studying Hydrodynamic Behavior of Electrons in Graphene Paving the Way for Fast-Charging, Better Performing Lithium-Ion Batteries Advanced

February 14 2019
Nanotechnology, News

Region’s share of semiconductor development grew in 2018

Times Union By: Larry Rulison Albany – The Capital Region’s share of U.S. semiconductor device development increased in 2018, according to the latest patent analysis by the Center for Economic Growth. In 2018, Capital Region scientists were issued 1,302 semiconductor-device patents, out of 25,170 issued nationwide, which is a 5.2

February 11 2019
Nanotechnology, R&D

Greater Share of US Semiconductor Device Patents Had Ties to Capital Region Inventors in 2018

Capital Region inventors continued to increase their share of semiconductor device-related patents issued nationwide in 2018. Last year, 1,302 of the total 25,170 semiconductor device-related patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) listed a Capital Region inventor. That means that 5.2 percent of all U.S. semiconductor innovation

November 15 2018
Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, News, R&D

Empire State Development and the State University of New York Announce New Research Partnership with Applied Materials

New Materials Engineering Technology Accelerator Will Further Position Albany as a Hub for Groundbreaking Research Applied Materials to Make $600 Million Private Investment and Partner with New York State to Provide Capital to Promising Startups and Early-Stage Companies Across Upstate Empire State Development (ESD) and the State University of New

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