Tokyo Electron News Release: Tokyo Electron (TEL) celebrates the 15th anniversary of TEL Technology Center, America (TTCA) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Tokyo Electron News Release: Tokyo Electron (TEL) celebrates the 15th anniversary of TEL Technology Center, America (TTCA) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

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Tokyo Electron (TEL) celebrates the 15th anniversary of TEL Technology Center, America (TTCA) at SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Albany, NY – July 16, 2018 – This year, Tokyo Electron (TEL) celebrates the 15th anniversary of TEL Technology Center, America (TTCA). TTCA was founded in 2003 as a partnership with the State of New York, SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly), and IBM to conduct leading-edge semiconductor research, and it acts as TEL’s flagship R&D center in U.S.

"IBM is proud to be a long-term partner of TEL and specifically in Albany, NY for the last 15 years. Together, we have created breakthrough technologies for the semiconductor industry and the world, including foundational chip innovations that enable today's AI systems and the world's most powerful and smartest AI supercomputer, Summit," said Mukesh Khare, Vice President of semiconductor research, IBM Research. "We look forward to further strengthening our close collaboration with TEL and together leading the way for the semiconductor industry to meet the demands of the AI and cloud computing era."

TTCA’s R&D projects support next-generation semiconductor manufacturing processes as well as the equipment needed by leading chip manufacturers worldwide. Today, TTCA celebrates this milestone at the Albany NanoTech Complex in New York.

“TTCA is all about our amazing team! Our many successes and accomplishments over the last 15 years are the direct result of the tireless work of our employees,” said Tony Kawai, TEL President & CEO.  “We have built one of the most capable and accomplished semiconductor R&D teams anywhere in the industry. This is their celebration, and we thank them for their many contributions.”

TTCA is a partner of SUNY Poly’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE). This partnership, between industry and academia, includes work with SUNY Poly faculty such as Interim Dean of the College of Nanoscale Science and Empire Innovation Professor of Nanoscale Science Dr. Alain Diebold, who has collaborated with TEL for more than ten years on cutting-edge R&D. Overall, the partnership is leading to the shared success of future advancements in the semiconductor industry.

TTCA continues to be actively engaged in SUNY Poly’s world-class research and development efforts at its Albany-based fabs and now encompasses 16,000 square feet of cleanroom space and 80 TEL tools with full flow integrated processing and patterning capabilities, complemented by more than 18,000 square feet of office space, which has doubled in size since the program’s inception.

On the future of TTCA, TEL President & CEO Kawai predicts, “The world’s insatiable appetite for data will continue to fuel unprecedented growth for the semiconductor industry. Meeting this demand spurs the ongoing technological innovation that occurs at TTCA every day. TEL will support to scale CMOS processes and features to their atomic limits while pushing our exploration further into the realm of neuromorphic structures, novel materials, and quantum engineering.”

“It is my pleasure to help celebrate the 15th anniversary of ground-breaking semiconductor research and development through the combined strengths of SUNY Poly and TEL,” said SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. “Partnerships cannot be underestimated. In fact, collaborations such as this one with business, state agencies, and other global experts drives excellence in academic research and innovation.”

“We are proud to congratulate TEL on its fifteen-year partnership with SUNY Polytechnic Institute and the State of New York, which has enabled TEL to conduct innovative research and development and advance computer-chip technologies. TEL is a key partner that has helped make SUNY Poly the place to be for leading-edge, high-tech research and academic opportunities,” said SUNY Poly Interim President Dr. Grace Wang. “We look forward to continuing our strong and productive partnership with TEL, which has also been a wonderful partner to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by providing internships and exciting career pathways for SUNY Poly’s highly-qualified students.”

“TEL’s growth story in Albany as a result of its partnership with SUNY Poly and the state of New York is a great example of how advanced resources, world-class capabilities, and a shared vision for high-tech collaboration can allow partners like TEL to meet their business objectives and thrive,” said Dr. Doug Grose, who is to be the President of NY-CREATES, the New York Center for Research, Economic Advancement, Technology, Engineering and Science, a new 501(c)(3) non-profit to lead industry-oriented R&D and economic development projects to grow the state’s high-tech economy. “I congratulate TEL on the success of their 15 years at the Albany NanoTech Complex and am excited to continue working together to enable the R&D that is supporting TEL’s future growth and propelling New York State’s high-tech economy.”

“My sincere congratulations on achieving this milestone to our partner, TEL, in celebration of 15 years of engagements that continue to foster successful research, development, and commercialization efforts in critical areas such as advanced CMOS process technology development, as we continue to work together to shape the technologies used around the world to advance society,” said Dr. Michael Liehr, Executive Vice President for Innovation and Technology, and the CEO of the American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics (AIM Photonics). “SUNY Poly’s team of engineers is pleased to support the objectives and goals of TEL’s technology roadmap, including providing advanced process development, equipment, and fabrication support alongside the larger operations team of 200+ members who process and facilitate TTCA’s share of wafers as we continuously increase TTCA’s knowledge-base and capabilities within SUNY Poly’s Center for Semiconductor Research.”

Currently, TEL has committed to continuing activities and will continue to promote the developing leading-edge equipment and processing.


About Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL)

As a leading global company of semiconductor and flat panel display (FPD) production equipment, Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) engages in development, manufacturing, and sales in a wide range of product fields. All of TEL's semiconductor and FPD production equipment product lines maintain high market shares in their respective global segments. TEL provides outstanding products and services to customers through a global network of approximately 76 locations in 16 countries in the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

About SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly)

SUNY Poly is New York's globally recognized, high-tech educational ecosystem. 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 technology, including engineering, cybersecurity, computer science, and the engineering technologies; professional studies, including business, communication, and nursing; and arts and sciences, including natural sciences, mathematics, humanities, and social sciences at its Utica/Rome campus; thriving athletic, recreational, and cultural programs, events, and activities complement the campus experience. As the world's most advanced, university-driven research enterprise, SUNY Poly