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February 09, 2016

Times Union: SUNY Poly to house research center for next-generation chips

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Albany - The Cuomo administration is set to announce Tuesday that it has reached a deal with GlobalFoundries to create a $500 million computer chip research center at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany that will focus on introducing extreme ultraviolet lithography into the manufacturing process.

The center, known as the Advanced Patterning and Productivity Center, or APPC, will lead to the creation of 100 new jobs and build upon work already done by IBM in the EUV arena.

GlobalFoundries will run the center along with SUNY Poly as well as IBM, Tokyo Electron and other industry suppliers and chip makers. No state money is involved.

The announcement is perhaps the most significant for Gov. Andrew Cuomo's push to make New York state a semiconductor industry leader since SUNY Poly was awarded a $110 million federal grant to create a photonics institute in Rochester.

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