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Solid State Technology magazine: 2013: The New New York
Solid State Technology magazine
“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking,” said Albert Einstein. “It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”
Those words ring especially true in today’s nanoelectronics industry, amid a sea of challenges: global economic unrest; rising pressure on corporate bottom lines; the exploding cost, complexity and pace of innovation; and the escalating demand for better, faster, and cheaper technologies.
Guided by the vision and leadership of Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York represents Exhibit A of a new way of thinking; a true 21st century model for technology, workforce and economic development. The Governor’s strategy, which utilizes publicly led industry-university partnerships, is being deployed to build the modern-day equivalent of the Erie Canal: a vibrant high-tech corridor that allows companies to accelerate innovation at a reduced cost through a unique “burden-sharing” model, while also preparing the next generation of highly trained scientists, researchers, and engineers demanded by industry.
The establishment of the Global 450mm Wafer Consortium (G450C) at the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering is proof positive that this is the right strategy at the right time.