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CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex
CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex is a fully-integrated research, development, prototyping, and educational facility that provides strategic support through outreach, technology acceleration, business incubation, pilot prototyping, and test-based integration support for onsite corporate partners including IBM, Intel, GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Samsung, TSMC, Toshiba, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML and Novellus Systems, as well as other “next generation” nanotechnology research activities.
The most recent expansion of the Albany NanoTech Complex was completed in March 2009. The $150 million project includes NanoFab East, a 250,000-square-foot office, laboratory and classroom building, and NanoFab Central, a separate 100,000-square-foot building that houses 15,000 square feet of 300mm wafer, class 1 capable cleanroom space.
NanoFab North, completed in December 2005, is a 228,000 square foot, $175 million facility including 35,000 square feet of cleanroom space with Class 1 capable 300mm wafer production. The NFN facility also houses the world’s first extreme ultraviolet (“EUV”) Alpha Demo Tool, developed by ASML.
NanoFab South, completed in March 2004, is a 150,000 square foot, $50 million facility including 32,000 square feet of cleanroom space. The facility also includes classrooms and offices for the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
NanoFab 200 (also known as CESTM) was completed in June 1997. This 70,000 square foot, $16.5 million facility includes 4,000 square feet of cleanroom space, plus CNSE metrology labs and office space for programs such as the State University of New York’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center.
In sum, CNSE's more than $14 billion Albany NanoTech Complex totals 800,000 square feet of cutting-edge facilities with 80,000 square feet of 300mm wafer, class 1 capable cleanrooms, with more than 3,100 R&D jobs on site.
NanoFab Xtension, an expansion now underway, part of which will
house the world’s first Global 450mm Consortium, will add nearly
500,000 square feet of next-generation infrastructure, an additional 60,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms, and more than 1,000
scientists, researchers and engineers from CNSE and global corporations.
CNSE's Solar Energy Development Center, located in Halfmoon, New York, is an 18,000-square-foot facility that features a state-of-the-art,
100 kilowatt prototyping and demonstration line for next-generation
copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin film solar cells. The facility provides a pilot line for proof-of-concept prototyping,
offering critical opportunities to demonstrate emerging concepts in
CIGS manufacturing, such as evaluations of innovative materials and
CNSE also manages and supports the Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center (STC) located outside Rochester, NY.
STC offers the largest array of world-class MEMS-related solutions in
the industry, all under one roof. At the core of STC’s technical capabilities is an infrastructure supporting the design, fabrication and packaging of micro- electromechanical systems (MEMS). The
140,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art STC facility includes over 50,000
square feet of certified cleanroom space with 150mm wafer production,
complemented by a dedicated 8,000-square-foot MEMS and optoelectronic