Governor Andrew Cuomo came to the SUNY IT campus in Marcy Thursday to announce the creation of Nano Utica.
The governor announced that six global technology companies intend to invest $1.5 billion to create the state's second major hub of nanotechnology research and development.
The governor says the public-private partnership will create more than 1,000 high-tech jobs on the campus of SUNY IT. Among the companies involved are Sematech, Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions Inc. (ANSI), IBM, Lam Research and Tokyo Electron. The governor said, "The new Nano Utica facility will serve as a clean room and research hub for Nano Utica whose members can tap into the training here at SUNY IT and local workforce putting the Mohawk Valley on the map as an international location for nanotechnology research and development."
The computer chip packaging consortium will work inside a complex which is now under construction on the SUNY IT campus due to open in late 2014.