Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SUNY Poly CNSE: First Northeast Semi Supply Conference Held

In furtherance of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s commitment to driving high-technology growth across New York state, the State University of New York Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) today hosted the first ever Northeast Semi Supply Conference (NESCO) at its NanoTech Megaplex in Albany.

SUNY Poly is New York’s globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem, formed from the merger of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering and SUNY Institute of Technology. SUNY Poly offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience and nanoengineering, as well as cutting-edge nanobioscience and nanoeconomics programs at its Albany campus, and undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering, technology, professional studies, and the arts and sciences at its Utica/Rome campus. As the world’s most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly boasts more than $20 billion in high-tech investments, more than 300 corporate partners and a statewide footprint. 

 More than 200 representatives from new and emerging semiconductor companies, technology partners and investors attended the conference to discuss opportunities to further strengthen the semi supply chain industry in the Northeast region. NESCO is presented in partnership with SUNY Poly CNSE; the Research Foundation for the State University of New York; Empire State Development (ESD), New York state’s chief economic development agency; and SEMI, the international association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the micro- and nano-electronics industries.

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Howard Zemsky said, “The NESCO conference provided a unique opportunity for hundreds of industry leaders to hear more about the resources New York state has available to support supply chain companies and learn from one other. We are committed to growing this important sector and view the conversation started at today’s conference as integral to better positioning New York as a global leader in 21st century technology. I want to thank our partners — SUNY Poly CNSE, the Research Foundation and SEMI — for their collaboration and look forward to working together in the future to address the needs of this growing sector."

Dr. Michael Liehr, SUNY Poly Executive Vice President of Innovation and Technology and Vice President of Research, said, “New York state’s global leadership in nanoelectronics research, development and commercialization, as envisioned by Gov. Cuomo, has drawn representatives from every level of the semi supply chain to NESCO to initiate a dialogue with the state, represented by ESD, SUNY Poly CNSE and the Research Foundation, and build upon the critical programs supporting economic growth of the high-tech industry. We are thrilled with the success of the conference, which will be an important tool as we work with our industry partners to chart a course for the future.”

Karen Savala, president of SEMI Americas, said, “SEMI is delighted to support the inaugural Northeast Semi Supply Conference as a partner. The interest generated from participants both locally and globally demonstrates that development activities in New York can be an excellent model for collaboration and success."

During NESCO’s morning Emerging Company Forum, new and emerging semiconductor companies connected with technology partners and investors, and explored leading-edge research and technology commercialization opportunities across Upstate New York.  The afternoon Supply Chain Forum provided attendees the opportunity to meet with supply chain managers at major customers such as GE, GlobalFoundries and SUNY Poly CNSE, and learn more about the supply chain demands of various CNSE initiatives in advanced packaging and power electronics along the Nano Corridor.

Conference panelists included executives from GlobalFoundries Fab 8, GE Electrical Technologies and Systems, GE Global, DOW Chemical, Applied Ventures, New York State Innovation Venture Capital (NYSIVC) Fund, INFICON, Edwards Vacuum US and Europe, and Entegris.

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