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New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium announced

Business Council members General Electric Co., IBM, and GlobalFoundries joined Governor Cuomo to announce the creation of the New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium.

The consortium is expected to create jobs in New York, including 500 in the Capital Region and another 500 in the Rochester area.

The New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium (NY-PEMC) is a public-private partnership of more than 100 companies and universities that will help develop the next generation of materials used on semiconductors at State-owned R&D facilities.  Managed through the newly merged SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE)/SUNY Institute of Technology (SUNYIT), this next generation of semiconductors will enable power devices to get smaller, faster and more efficient as the current material, silicon, has reached its entitlement.

Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, chief executive officer and officer in charge, SUNY CNSE/SUNYIT, said, “Partnering CNSE’s world-class research and development resources with the combined expertise of our corporate and university partners will provide tremendous advances for the business, technology and academic communities.”

GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt said, “GE is proud to support New York’s Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, which places New York at the forefront of the next revolution in power. By partnering, we are bringing breakthrough reliable technology to market faster and at lower cost so our customers and global industries see major productivity gains and operate at peak efficiency.”

The partnership is enabled by the START-UP NY tax free initiative, in addition to $135 million in New York State funds provided to CNSE for the establishment of the NY-PEMC facilities, which will attract $365 million in private funds for a total 5-year investment of $500 million.

Collaboration with CNSE will enable the expansion and growth of both major corporate partners and small and medium-sized enterprises within a vibrant power electronics device and systems integration eco-system.

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FIRST Robotics Competitions hit New York

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Business Council member Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) hosted the New York Tech Valley Regional FIRST Robotics Competition, last week. The program challenged high school students to use STEM skills to design and build a robot that competed against each other.

Heather C. Briccetti, Esq., Business Council president and CEO, joined RPI President Shirley Ann Jackson and Elliott Masie, CEO of the Masie Center and General Electric Global Research Director Mark Little (pictured) to help the more than 1,000 high school students attending cheer on the teams and encourage them to pursue their math and science skills.

Several Business Council members, RPI, GE, National Grid, Time Warner Cable, and Global Foundries, sponsored the competition.

The Finger Lakes Regional FIRST Robotics Competition will be held next week at Business Council member, the Rochester Institute of Technology and similar competitions will be held next week in New York City and on Long Island.

The Business Council supports and promotes FIRST Robotics as part of our education and workforce development initiative.

Future of manufacturing depends on advanced technology

Deborah Wince-Smith, president of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness hosted a group of New York manufacturers and educators at the General Electric Company’s Global R&D Center in Schenectady. The meeting was of several she is hosting around the nation to explore ways for the United States to retain its global advantage in advanced technology.

“Manufacturing’s not dirty, dumb, dangerous and disappearing,” Wince-Smith said. “It’s smart, safe, sustainable and surging.”