CEG News Release: NY Capital Region Inventors Listed on 1,400+ Semiconductor Device Patents in 2019 – up 8%
CEG News Release
“...SUNY Polytechnic Institute is at the forefront of research, innovation, and education, and along with our leading-edge partners, continues to support New York State’s high-tech ecosystem. The high number of semiconductor-centered patents awarded to inventors throughout Tech Valley is a testament to the success of the region’s innovative capabilities and world-class expertise,” said SUNY Polytechnic Institute Interim President Grace Wang.
"Not reflected in these patent statistics is Applied Materials’ Materials Engineering Technology Accelerator (META Center), an $880 million R&D hub for prototyping of new materials, process technologies and devices. The META Center opened at SUNY Poly in late 2019. Earlier this month SUNY Poly also announced it has received a $2.3 million grant from Tokyo Electron for research primarily on sub-10 nm transistor production in the field of plasma science.
"These R&D assets support the Capital Region’s Advanced Electronics Cluster, which includes GlobalFoundries, IBM, Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron. In 2019, the Advanced Electronics Cluster employed 9,975 in the region’s eight counties, including 3,635 in the semiconductor device manufacturing industry and 5,675 in the R&D in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry.
"Between SUNY Poly and RPI, the Capital Region has amassed a semiconductor R&D infrastructure and knowledge base that dwarfs those of entire states, many of which are trying to catch up with what New York has achieved. The fact that 48 states, excluding New York, cannot rival the semiconductor device innovation prowess of our eight counties speaks volumes about how unique the Capital Region is and how it is an asset to national defense and the U.S. supply chain,' said CEG President and CEO Mark Eagan..."
Read the Full Release Here