BU Breaks Ground on New S3IP Center for Excellence
On Oct. 13, 2010, Binghamton University began construction of its New York State Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging (S3IP) building The facility will connect with the Biotechnology and the Engineering and Science buildings, which are both part of the University's Innovative Technologies Complex.
The new $30 million, 114,000-square-foot Center of Excellence building will provide space for expansion and consolidation of S3IP and its interdisciplinary, inter-institutional teams of scientists and engineers. The facility will help bridge critical scientific, technology, commercialization and education gaps, and support collaborative partnerships in energy-efficient electronic systems, systems integration and packaging, flexible electronics, autonomous solar power, advanced materials and sensors, and healthcare/life sciences.
This new facility, which will provide a $15.9 million annual economic impact and support more than 180 jobs per year in the region during its construction, will help ensure that Binghamton University remains a leader in advancing new electronic technologies and sustaining a highly educated work force in this essential and growing field.
New York's Southern Tier has long been a center for microelectronics research. Binghamton University's New York State Center of Excellence in Small Scale Systems Integration and Packaging builds on this legacy through high-impact research that supports the translation of economically significant microelectronic innovations to industry. S3IP is a proven innovation leader, generating more than $700 million in economic impact through partnerships with national and international industries on collaborative, precompetitive research.