Statement from Interim Chancellor Deborah F. Stanley on Albany NanoTech Center and the Semiconductor Industry

January 24, 2022

"I was proud to have joined Governor Kathy Hochul and U.S. Majority Leader Charles Schumer in their unwavering support for the semiconductor industry right here in New York, as well as the United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), which will re-establish the nation's global leadership in chip technology. On behalf of SUNY, we also thank U.S. Deputy Commerce Secretary Don Graves for his visit to this center for a first-hand look at why New York and SUNY's Albany NanoTech Center are ready to lead in this growing industry.

SUNY, the largest comprehensive system of higher education, has a long-established track record of highly successful public and private collaborations—with NY CREATES, businesses, and organizations—that are helping take New York to new heights in research, technology development, and workforce training deployment. Led by Provost-in-Charge, F. Shadi Shahedipour-Sandvik, SUNY faculty and staff are training some of the brightest minds at the renowned Albany NanoTech Center and other SUNY institutions across the system.

With federal funding, and continued state support to bring a new national semiconductor technology center and additional chip fabrication plants to New York, we are uniquely positioned to advance this critical and growing industry."

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