Funding for nanoelectronics in the Capital Region is getting a boost.
The State University at New York’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is getting $8.3 million in funding from the Semiconductor Research Corporation and National Institute of Standards and Technology, according to the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The funding will support the college’s Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery and Exploration, which is a five-year program developing computer chip technologies.
Cuomo said in a news release that the investment will keep the state at the forefront of the nanotechnology industry.
“We are proud to house the INDEX Institute at the NanoCollege where we are investing in cutting-edge innovation and research to develop the next generation of technologies right here in New York,” he said. “With unique partnerships like this, the Empire State will continue leading the industry, growing the economy, and creating high-tech jobs for New Yorkers.”
CNSE Senior Vice President and CEO Dr. Alain Kaloyeros said in a statement that the investment is a continuation of the NanoCollege’s relationship with the Semiconductor Research Corporation and National Institute of Standards and Technology.
“This demonstrates the educational excellence, leading-edge research, and high-tech job growth fueled by New York’s recognized leadership in nanoscale technologies, which are driving global competitiveness in the 21st century knowledge-based economy,” Kaloyeros said in a statement.
The NanoCollege’s Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery and Exploration partners with universities around the country and corporate researchers, including Intel, IBM and GlobalFoundries.