4/24/2012 8:27:40 AM
Times Union: Getting a close-up look at the chip fab future
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ALBANY — The man picked to lead a new federal office to support advanced manufacturing is in town this week to attend two high-tech manufacturing conferences being hosted by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy.
Michael Molnar, the chief manufacturing officer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, was named director of what's known as the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership National Program Office in December, part of a new focus of the Obama administration to bring together industry and academia to support high-tech manufacturing.
So it made sense that on Monday, Molnar would swing by the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering to see the latest research into computer chip manufacturing.