News Release: Governor Cuomo Celebrates “Topping Off” of SolarCity GigaFactory

Governor Cuomo participated in the “topping off” ceremony of the new, 1.2 million-square-foot SolarCity GigaFactory, which will manufacture solar panels at the RiverBend site in South Buffalo. As part of the ceremony, the Governor signed a steel beam that was raised into place atop the rapidly developing facility, commemorating the significant milestone for the project that broke ground just 11 months ago. The project will create nearly 3,000 jobs in Western New York and a total of nearly 5,000 jobs in the state. The SolarCity facility will be the largest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, with one gigawatt of annual solar capacity when it reaches full production.

SUNY Poly MBA Management Program Ranked Fifth in Nation

SUNY Polytechnic Institute today announced that its Management Programs concentrating in Health Services has been ranked fifth in the nation in Top Masters in Healthcare’s “50 Most Affordable Selective Colleges for Healthcare Management 2015.” SUNY Poly was ranked above other institutions such as Rutgers University (#8), Ohio State University (#22), Cornell University (#29) and Boston University (#33).

Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo News Release: Governor Cuomo and Vice President Biden Announce New York State To Lead Prestigious National Integrated Photonics Manufacturing Institute

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo was joined today by Vice President Joe Biden to announce that New York has been selected by the Department of Defense to lead a prestigious, multi-state Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation. The selection is part of a White House initiative to secure the United States’ global leadership in emerging technology research, development, and manufacturing.

Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo News Release: Governor Cuomo Announces 12 Additional Companies Join START-UP

Governor Cuomo announced that 12 more businesses plan to expand in or locate to New York State as a result of START-UP NY, the innovative program that establishes Tax-Free Areas associated with colleges and universities across the state. These businesses have committed to create at least 385 new jobs and invest approximately $7.3 million over the next five years in the Western New York, Mohawk Valley, Capital District, New York City and Long Island regions.

SUNY Poly CNSE to Present Cutting-Edge Semiconductor Technology Developments at SEMICON West 2015 Conference

SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) announced today that its team of pioneering researchers, in addition to collaborating scientists from a number of SUNY Poly CNSE’s corporate and academic partners, will play a major role in the internationally recognized SEMICON West 2015 conference in San Francisco, California.

SUNY Poly Startup HocusLocus Receives Wave of Federal Grants Topping $1M for Continued Development and Commercialization of ‘Genetic Switch’ Technology

SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) today announced that biotech startup HocusLocus, LLC, in partnership with the SUNY Poly CNSE NanoCollege, has now been awarded over $1 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Science Foundation (NSF) for the further research, development, and commercialization of an RNA-based platform technology.

Nikon News Release: Nikon Announces 450 mm ArF Immersion Scanner at SUNY Polytechnic Institute is Transitioning to Wafer Patterning

Nikon Corporation (Kazuo Ushida, President) announced the world’s first ever 450 mm immersion scanner, the Nikon NSR-S650D, has been installed at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE) and is transitioning to wafer patterning. This milestone is a significant achievement in accelerating development of the next generation of computer chips.

IBM News Release: IBM Research Alliance Produces Industry’s First 7nm Node Test Chips

An alliance led by IBM Research (NYSE:IBM) today announced that it has produced the semiconductor industry’s first 7nm (nanometer) node test chips with functioning transistors. The breakthrough, accomplished in partnership with GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Samsung at SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s Colleges of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY Poly CNSE), could result in the ability to place more than 20 billion tiny switches — transistors — on the fingernail-sized chips that power everything from smartphones to spacecraft.