8/11/2011 6:39:00 AM
Times Union: NanoCollege beats Silicon Valley
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ALBANY -- A Silicon Valley company that provides high-end analytical services to the semiconductor industry is opening a lab at the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
The company, Nanolab Technologies, is based in San Jose, Calif. Chief Executive Officer John Traub says he chose opening an office in the Capital Region over an expansion in Orange County, Calif.
That decision was based not only on GlobalFoundries' decision to build a $4.6 billion factory in Saratoga County, but also on the rapid expansion at the NanoCollege, which was recently awarded a $60 million grant to start a national solar manufacturing research center.