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High-tech firm to locate plant at site in Malta

High-tech firm to locate plant at site in Malta

The C9 Corporation, a semiconductor and high technology business, will locate a headquarters and pla

The C9 Corporation, a semiconductor and high technology business, will locate a headquarters and plant in the Saratoga Technology and Energy Park in Malta, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority announced Monday.

The company will start out by bringing five employees to the technology and energy park’s 107,000-square-foot facility. The company will occupy 8,500 square feet in the building by summer and expects to have 30 people working there by 2012, according to a NYSERDA statement.

The company was incorporated in 2005 by general partners C.G. Wang, chief executive officer of Nanodynamics-88, and Kevin Donegan, CEO of Amtrade.

Donegan is president and CEO of C9 and Wang is chief technical officer.

The company has several ongoing contracts with defense contractors and military agencies and has commercial agreements under way to provide advanced semiconductor materials and devices, according to the company Web site, www.c9corp.com.

“This is a perfect example of STEP’s vital role in helping to create jobs in New York State, especially those focused on technologies such as C9’s energy saving power processing power semiconductors,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., NYSERDA’s president and CEO.

C9’s focus is to develop dual-use energy-efficient semiconductor products and systems that serve governmental uses but are based in commercial off-the-shelf products designed for high-volume commercial power-processing applications, says the NYSERDA statement.

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