Nano Utica, Quad-C attract hundreds to Community Day
About 500 Mohawk Valley residents got a first-hand look at the development of the CNSE-SUNYIT Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) November 2. Community Day, which attracted more than 3,000 attendees statewide, was part of the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE) signature ‘NANOvember’ celebration, a month-long showcase of New York’s growing high-tech sector. Those attending the event on the SUNYIT campus were able to tour the construction site and learn more about the Quad-C, the Marcy Nanocenter at SUNYIT and the basics of nanotechnology.
In support of the leadership and vision of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and in partnership with the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering (CNSE), the $125 million Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) at SUNYIT is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014. The 253,000 sq. ft. Quad-C facility, which will include 56,000 sq. ft. of Class 1 capable cleanroom space, will host public-private partnerships through Governor Cuomo's $1.5 billion 'Nano Utica' initiative, a consortium spearheaded by CNSE and SUNYIT that includes leading technology companies such as Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions Incorporated (ANSI), SEMATECH, Atotech, and SEMATECH and CNSE partners, including IBM, Lam Research and Tokyo Electron. With an annual operating budget to exceed $500 million, the Quad-C will result in the creation of 1,500 high-tech jobs, groundbreaking academic programs, and cutting-edge workforce training opportunities.