Center for Economic Growth’s (CEG)
NY Loves Nanotech initiative were in San
Francisco In July to promote upstate New
York as the place for high-tech business to
locate and invest.
CEG exhibited under its umbrella marketing
initiative, NY Loves Nanotech at
SEMICON West, an opportunity for regional
business and industry leaders to promote
their semiconductor successes and pursue
new relationships with a global audience of
semiconductor/PV firms and supply chain
companies at one of the industry’s leading
CEG is collaborating this year with partners
from the Buffalo Niagara Enterprise,
the Greater Rochester Enterprise, Genesee
County Economic Development Center and
the Mohawk Valley Edge, with critical support
from National Grid and Empire State
“The semiconductor industry has its focus squarely on upstate New York, and our ongoing and collaborative efforts to position our multiple Upstate regions for growth are resonating across the entire industry,” said CEG Senior Vice President David Rooney. “SEMICON West offers a superb forum to share our message with thousands of industry leaders, many of whom are native New Yorkers, graduates of our excellent colleges and universities or who work directly in the industry, and the consistent refrain we hear is that the leadership New York is demonstrating is critical for the industry and for U.S. advanced manufacturing.”
SEMICON West, the flagship annual event for the microelectronics industry organized by SEMI, included more than 600 supplier and vendor exhibits representing over 20 countries. The show, which also features informational and networking opportunities, attracted 30,000 attendees from around the world. The show focuses on the key trends and technologies driving the future of the microelectronic, photovoltaic, semiconductor, and renewable and emerging markets.
Intersolar North America, co-located with SEMICON West, promotes the development of business opportunities throughout the U.S. solar industry. The show focused on photovoltaics and solar thermal technology and has quickly established itself among manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and service providers as a vital international industry meeting point.
NY Loves Nanotech sponsored two key talks at the show focusing on next steps for the industry in R&D, and the transition to 450mm wafers.
Linda Hill, lead economic developer from National Grid, noted “It’s always impressive to see upstate New York as a key conversation topic in many of the events and expert panels held throughout the three day show.
The unified effort this year with representatives across the state is a demonstration that this industry brings fundamental economic development impacts to a region.”
“The full industry supply chain is ramping up its presence in the region and across upstate, as the investments by M+W Group and Cleveland Polymer at the Watervliet Arsenal represent, and SEMICON West continues to be an excellent opportunity to market our sites and regions to global leaders,” noted Peter Gannon, President of the Arsenal Business and Technology Partnership.
Merideth Andreucci, director of industry development, Strategic Industry Division of Empire State Development, said “New York state’s leadership in high technology was born out of our history of innovation and entrepreneurship and will continue to grow thanks to the leadership of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the development of strong partnerships with key industry leaders. New York has the right tools to capitalize on its innovation economy and continue to attract the new business investment that will enhance our position as a world leader in 21st century technology.”
At the event, NY Loves Nanotech hosted its 14th annual dessert reception, a top networking event of the week. More than 400 C-level industry executives attended, including representatives from Global- Foundries, Applied Materials, SEMATECH, Intel, Lam Research and KLA-Tencor among other leading firms. Event sponsors include CH2MHILL, M+W Group; Arsenal Business and Technology Partnership, Saratoga Economic Development Corp., Empire State Development (ESD), NYSERDA and more.
NY Loves Nanotech is a consortium of like-minded organizations, including economic development groups, academic institutions and technology equipment and service suppliers, who have joined forces to promote New York state and all it has to offer to high-tech industries. It is sponsored by National Grid. Visit www.nylovesnano. com for more information.