Located at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Marcy, in the heart of Upstate New York, Marcy Nanocenter is a 450-acre greenfield site being developed for the semiconductor industry and is the largest shovel-ready semiconductor site in the world.
No other greenfield site in the world boasts the ideal site characteristics, infrastructure, workforce, transportation assets, and lifestyle as the Marcy Nanocenter.
Other investments being made by local companies and higher education institutions are helping to advance the Mohawk Valley as a critical nano corridor hub.
The Mohawk Valley has been a part of the nanotechnology network for over 80 years. Indium Corporation, founded in 1934, develops and manufactures materials used in the electronics industry and is planning to invest $50 million over the next five years and create 105 nanotechnology ecosystem jobs. By expanding their local manufacturing facilities the company is able to in-source operations currently being done out of New York State as well as create a simulation lab in partnership with SUNY Poly to research semiconductor packaging technologies. The lab could provide services that are currently provided by vendors in Taiwan.
SUNY Poly is undertaking two new initiatives that will expand the capabilities of the Marcy Campus. The GE Global Research SiC Power Electronics Packaging Center will develop a power electronics facility to package silicon carbide (SiC) chips in the Quad-C. SiC technology would be an alternative to silicon chips and is expected to produce lighter, more durable and more efficient chips that could be used in everything from airplanes to dishwashers to hybrid vehicles to solar panels. GE is looking to create nearly 500 direct jobs with room to double job growth as the market for SiC power electronic packaging devices grows.
The proposed SUNY Poly Innovation Center and Advanced Manufacturing Performance (AMP) Center is part of the developing supply chain growth ecosystem. AMP establishes a testbed site for studying the causes of defects and contamination in manufacturing systems and components and develops methods to improve quality. AMP will initially focus on the semiconductor industry and will expand into nanotechnology, photovoltaic, power electronics, LED lighting, MEMS, bio/medical, IT and big data. The project will create 45 jobs over the next three years.