1/23/2012 7:38:29 AM
Times Union: Chip switch to bigger — and better
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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo sent shock waves through the semiconductor industry when he announced in September that the world's most powerful computer chip manufacturers were coming to New York state as part of a $4.8 billion plan to revolutionize the industry.
Chip giants Intel, Samsung, GlobalFoundries, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and IBM have all decided to set up shop at the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering to work on switching the industry from making chips on 300 millimeter silicon wafers to larger, and more lucrative, 450 millimeter discs.
The program, which will require billions of dollars in private capital and could create thousands of jobs, is called the Global 450 Consortium, or G450C. The new building going up at the NanoCollege will house the effort. Read More