SUNY Polytechnic Institute's Albany NanoTech Complex. The Albany NanoTech Complex is a fully-integrated research, development, prototyping, and educational facility that provides strategic support through outreach, technology acceleration, business incubation, pilot prototyping, and test-based integration support for onsite corporate partners including IBM, Intel, GlobalFoundries, SUNY Poly SEMATECH, Samsung, TSMC, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML and Lam Research, as well as other “next generation” nanotechnology research activities. In sum, the 1.3 million square-foot NanoTech complex boasts more than $24B in high-tech investments and over 300 corporate partners, with more than 4,000 R&D jobs on site. 

Facilities at the NanoTech Complex include:

  • The Zero Energy Nanotechnology (ZEN) building is SUNY Poly CNSE’s most recent expansion project and opened in 2015. ZEN is a $191M, 356,000-square-foot facility that will serve as a living laboratory for clean and renewable energy technologies. 
  • NanoFab Xtension, completed in 2013, is a $375M, 500,000-square-foot facility with 50,000 square feet of 300mm and 450mm wafer cleanrooms and serves as the headquarters for the Global 450mm Consortium. 
  • NanoFab East, a 250,000-square-foot office, laboratory and classroom building and NanoFab Central, a separate 100,000-square-foot building that houses 15,000 square feet of 300mm wafer, class 1 capable cleanroom space were part of a $150 million project completed in March 2009. 
  • NanoFab North, completed in December 2005, is a 228,000 square foot, $175 million facility including 35,000 square feet of cleanroom space with Class 1 capable 300mm wafer production. The NFN facility also houses the world’s first extreme ultraviolet (“EUV”) Alpha Demo Tool, developed by ASML.
  • NanoFab South, completed in March 2004, is a 150,000 square foot, $50 million facility including 32,000 square feet of cleanroom space. The facility also includes classrooms and offices for the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
  • NanoFab 200 (also known as CESTM) was completed in June 1997. This 70,000 square foot, $16.5 million facility includes 4,000 square feet of cleanroom space, plus CNSE metrology labs and office space for programs such as the State University of New York’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center. 

Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI) at Kiernan Plaza. Located in downtown Albany, the SCiTI Center serves as a hub for education, workforce training, and research for emerging smart cities technologies. This $30M initiative will leverage $4M in NYS funding through the Regional Economic Development Council to attract $26M in private sector funding. This initiative will support the creation and retention of 250 high-tech jobs.

Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center (STC). Located outside Rochester, NY, STC offers state-of-the-art capabilities for MEMS fabrication and packaging. This $200M initiative supports 130 high-tech jobs on site, with employment projected to double in the next 2 to 3 years. 

Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility (MDF). MDF is a 57,000-square-foot facility located in Rochester, NY and will be established as a first-of-its-kind solar manufacturing and technology development facility focusing on crystalline silicon photovoltaics. This $100M initiative, with more than $65M in private sector funding, will support more than 100 high-tech jobs on site.