6/20/2012 11:30:00 AM
Times Union: High-tech job-building goes on
ALBANY — The Global 450 Consortium appears to be living up to its billing as a high-tech job-creation engine.
The University at Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is looking for more than half a dozen engineers and project managers to supplement a small management team that has already been put in place since the computer chip consortium was formed the fall.
The G450C as it is called was organized by five of the world's largest chip companies to set up pilot manufacturing lines at the NanoCollege that will make chips using 450-millimeter silicon wafers — instead of the 300mm wafers currently in use. Intel, IBM, GlobalFoundries, Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. are the charter members.