More than 20 high-tech jobs are coming to Albany as part of a new $12 million partnership between a leading German solar technology manufacturer and the University at Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
Headquartered in Germany, Singulus Technologies is sending scientists, researchers, engineers and advanced tooling equipment across the Atlantic to the Albany NanoTech Complex. The goal, announced today, is to collaborate with CNSE researchers and its global corporate partners to further develop thin-film and magnetoresistive random-access memory (MRAM) technology.
“New York’s high-tech economy continues to attract leading companies from around the world because they recognize the strength and advantage of doing business in our state,” said Gov. Andrew Cuomo in a news release issued today. “I want to be the first to welcome Singulus and its workers to the Capital Region. I am confident they will find the power of a partnership with the NanoCollege unparalleled in the industry, and their new home exciting, vibrant and prosperous.”
The new jobs will help deliver a critical technical need, according to a CNSE release, that is required in establishing a fully installed, multi-equipment MRAM tool set that uses module and integrated processing for an MRAM development program.
Dr. Michael Liehr, CNSE’s executive vice president of innovation and technology, said in the release that the new partnership is an example of how the Capital Region’s reputation within the nanotechnology industry continues to attract leading high-tech companies from across the globe.
“The addition of Singulus broadens CNSE’s world-class capabilities to support the critical needs of the nanoelectronics sector,” said Liehr, “and in the process, brings new private high-tech investment and jobs to New York State.”
Singulus has worked to establish itself as a leading manufacturer in the silicon and thin-film solar technology industry. Its business activities have strengthened as the market for MRAM semi-conductor technology continues to grow.