1.5 Billion Dollar Investment and 1000 jobs coming to SUNY IT

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Utica Pride

Asheville, NC

#1 Oct 10, 2013
A $1.5 billion investment in nanotechnology with 1,000 jobs is heading to SUNYIT, officials announced this afternoon.

A press conference that began at 1 p.m. is continuing. Check back for more details as they become available.

Among the officials at the announcement: Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Hector Ruiz, who is now CEO of Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions; Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi; state Sen. Joseph Griffo and Alain Kaloyeros, senior vice president and CEO of the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany.

Also, officials from the SEMATECH computer industry consortium also are present, officials said.

Ruiz was head of Advanced Micro Devices in 2006 when the company opted to build a computer chip fabrication plant in Malta, in the Albant area, instead of Marcy.

The state is investing $125 million in a Computer Chip Commercialization Center at SUNYIT, and it was recently announced that SUNY’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering would take on the Marcy site and facilitate the construction of a possible three chip fabrication plants there. Private companies will be major participants in both projects, but so far, none have been announced.
Utica Pride

Asheville, NC

#2 Oct 10, 2013
Utica Pride

Asheville, NC

#3 Oct 10, 2013
Truth

Utica, NY

#4 Oct 10, 2013
These are proposed tenants for the building under construction on the SUNY IT grounds and being paid for by taxpayers. Not to be confused with the Marcy Nano site where the company who was supposedly checking out the site for a major chip manufacturer was shown to be somewhat fraudulent in the way they were represented.

http://www.timesunion.com/default/article/A-f...
ben dover

Hampton, VA

#5 Oct 10, 2013
In reality the actual number of jobs that come to Utica will need to be measured on a "nanoscale"
Blue collar man

Bronx, NY

#6 Oct 10, 2013
Ahhh...sorry Ben Dover, your high school education doesn't qualify you for one of the positions so you'll go on Topix and spout off about anything that happens in Utica. Things are moving forward buddy...I'm sorry you've been left behind.
Tubby Labella

Boston, MA

#8 Oct 10, 2013
iSpy Face wrote:
A 1.5 billion dollar investment to create 1,000 jobs equals out to 1.5 million dollars per job.
. That's not as much as the City of Utica is still paying me . You can all kiss my fat ass
Da Law

Ilion, NY

#9 Oct 10, 2013
If true, this is great news.

It does seem odd that the majority of those jobs, 1000 if reports are to be believed, are coming from Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions, a company that currently has only a handful of employees. The fact that the CEO resigned from Global Foundries after his involvement in an insider trading scandal is equally disconcerting.
NiceTry

Utica, NY

#10 Oct 10, 2013
Utica Pride wrote:
http://www.timesunion.com/loca l/article/Cuomo-at-tech-school -for-major-announcement-488459 5.php
Great news. All positive.
Nano Utica

Rome, NY

#11 Oct 10, 2013
iSpy Face wrote:
A 1.5 billion dollar investment to create 1,000 jobs equals out to 1.5 million dollars per job.
Well the companies investing the $1.5 Billion must believe Utica is worth it:

Six leading global technology companies will invest $1.5 billion to create ‘Nano Utica,’ the state’s second major hub of nanotechnology research and development.

More than 1,000 high tech jobs.$1.5 billion private investment.$200 million investment from the state.

http://www.wktv.com/news/local/Over-1000-jobs...
Uterus Pride

United States

#12 Oct 10, 2013
Yet still no mention of an actual end user/producer lmao! Another BS boondogggle!
Amazing how gullible these people are. There's no plans anywhere for a new "factory" simply because there's only 4 top players in the industry and all are in pause waiting for 2016 for the 450 process/protocols to be defined. Also notice 2 things:

This comes on the same day that it's reaffirmed that NY has the highest taxes in the US, neck and neck with NJ.(Cuomo distraction)

This is an announcement that promises to deliver AFTER Cuomo's re-election. Hmmmm, where have you all heard THAT before? Believe it when you see it people.
No surprise

Utica, NY

#13 Oct 10, 2013
The carrot is always at least one election cycle into the future; but the announcement is always within weeks of an election:)

Romantic fiction is always enjoyed most by the downtrodden!
Lil Mario Cuomo

Rome, NY

#14 Oct 10, 2013
Cuomo has a nanobrain.....remember his SAFE ACT?
This announcement was a reaction to his all time low satisfaction rate among Upstaters in last Siena Poll!
He wants to be Prez....what a shame!
nano nano

Utica, NY

#15 Oct 10, 2013
Uterus Pride wrote:
Yet still no mention of an actual end user/producer lmao! Another BS boondogggle!
Amazing how gullible these people are. There's no plans anywhere for a new "factory" simply because there's only 4 top players in the industry and all are in pause waiting for 2016 for the 450 process/protocols to be defined. Also notice 2 things:
This comes on the same day that it's reaffirmed that NY has the highest taxes in the US, neck and neck with NJ.(Cuomo distraction)
This is an announcement that promises to deliver AFTER Cuomo's re-election. Hmmmm, where have you all heard THAT before? Believe it when you see it people.
If you do a little research on what is driving this announcement you might find that it is not directly tied to 450mm processing. It is adavanced packaging R&D. As wafer technology advances packaging technology needs to advance too.
Utica Pride

Asheville, NC

#19 Oct 10, 2013
Parties involved will include Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions, Atotech, IBM, Lam Research, Tokyo Electron and the SEMATECH consortium.
Uterus Pride

United States

#20 Oct 11, 2013
Sematech - Another not for profit "consortium". Makes NOTHING. Has NO large number of employees.

Atotech - Minor player in the plating industry, nearly bankrupt according to Hoovers. NOT opening any physical facility at the school.

Tokyo Electron - Being sold to Applied Materials. Minor player, 3rd largest deposition application equipment. The junk Coby of the industry, NOT opening any physical facility at the school.

All another charade which won't be discovered until after re elections. You people are so angry and duped it's hilarious you keep falling for the same dubious claims. None of these companies state anywhere on their sites where THEY are hiring ANYONE or spending a dime except for
Advanced Nano and all they did was say "officials said 1000 new jobs".

Gotta love all the exclamation points the starstruck imbeciles at the OD put on all their headlines as if it makes up for their lack of followup research and understanding LMAO!
No Surprise

Utica, NY

#21 Oct 11, 2013
De javu all over again. Next, we will see NYS Sen. Griffo with hardhat and shovel (a really good look for him), Marolyn Wilson with a cake, Brindisi with ribbon and scissors, and Kristin Copeland swooning in joyous anticipation.
But, where are the emperor's clothes?
Ask

United States

#22 Oct 11, 2013
No Surprise wrote:
But, where are the emperor's clothes?
Ask Elizabeth Cooper. Oh wait, she doesn't do men!
Pataki announces

United States

#23 Oct 11, 2013
Same story, different snake oil salesmen:

New York Governor George E. Pataki today announced that SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNY IT) just outside the City of Utica was selected as the site for a new state data center. The new data center will consolidate four existing centers under one roof to increase operational efficiency, meet growing information technology demands of state agencies and improve security of critical systems and citizen information. The governor was joined by various state officials including Dr. Michael Mittleman, New York State CIO.

This new state data center at SUNY IT will bring new 21st century high tech jobs to the Mohawk Valley and serve all citizens of New York State by ensuring the state has a reliable, secure, state-of-the-art facility," Governor Pataki said.

The New York State Office for Technology currently operates four data centers, serving 27 state agencies. The centers operate 24 hours a day, year round, supplying operational and technical expertise necessary to support computing needs of agencies. The data centers support critical initiatives for public health and welfare agencies, labor, public safety and homeland security, education, and tax and finance.

CIO Mittleman said, "Consolidating data centers is an industry best practice with proven results for enhancing security and reducing operational costs in both the public and private sectors. This new data center will continue the vision set out by Governor Pataki who has long promoted the use of information technology to enhance services for citizens through e-government. In a new consolidated data center we can better leverage our state's technology investments and provide higher quality computer services to state agencies, local governments and citizens in a more cost effective manner."

The State's data centers provide necessary information and services to administer essential citizen programs. Examples include initiatives such as the Child Abuse Registry, Child Health Plus, Counter-Terrorism Alert System, Driver's License Renewal and Vehicle Registration, Tuition Assistance Program, Welfare Management System, Teacher Certification, Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) and Worker Protection Systems.

On September 26, the State University of New York transferred 21 acres of real property located at the Institute of Technology at Utica/Rome to the New York State Office of General Services (OGS). OGS is currently performing site evaluations including geotechnical and environmental reviews as required by the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) to evaluate potential environmental impacts. Once completed, OGS will begin design schematics. Construction of the data center is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2007 and anticipated to be complete in March of 2010.

The new data center will have approximately 75,000 square feet of raised floor space and will be scalable to meet future computing demands. The new facility will be designed to provide redundant power feeds with back-up generators ensuring operation of the facility in the event of a power failure. The state will migrate as many of the existing computer systems as is feasible and will purchase new equipment only as necessary to make upgrades within the normal technology refresh cycle or to meet new demand.
Cretin the hater

Utica, NY

#24 Oct 11, 2013
I love good positive news for Utica because it makes Cretin so miserable!! He is going to explode soon!

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