Advanced Nano Launches in New York State
New company is uniquely positioned to deliver breakthroughs in 3D interconnect technology to satisfy tech industry’s appetite for speed and enhanced performance
Utica, New York (October 10th, 2013) – Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions, Inc. (Advanced Nano) – a new company founded to deliver breakthroughs in 3D and other advanced semiconductor interconnect technologies – announced an agreement with the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (SUNY CNSE) to build a world-class design, packaging and test operation on the campus of the State University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) in Utica.
When fully realized, the facility will create 1,000 skilled technology jobs in Upstate New York, officials announced, as part of the company’s plans to revolutionize the way digital electronics are designed and packaged using the latest 3D Interconnect technology. The facility is scheduled to be ready for production in 2015.
The announcement was attended by local and national dignitaries including the honorable Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York and Dr. Alain Kaloyeros, Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, CNSE.
Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros said, “With the attraction of Advanced Nano as a key anchor partner in the Nano Utica initiative, Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to write the pioneering playbook on how business and technology are catalyzed in the innovation-driven economy of the 21st century. We are delighted to welcome Advanced Nano and its esteemed leader, Hector Ruiz, who has chosen New York for the second time as the premier location to develop and commercialize groundbreaking technology, this time in the emerging nanotechnology hub in Utica. We look forward to working with the company to help accelerate its groundbreaking 3D interconnect technology, leveraging its technical expertise, private investment, and high-tech career opportunities while further strengthening New York’s recognition as the worldwide hub for the nanotechnology industry.”
“My Advanced Nano colleagues and I are working to create breakthrough technology, and we couldn’t find a better place to bring this investment and these jobs than New York,” said Dr. Hector Ruiz, Chairman of Advanced Nano. “We looked across this country and around the world, and this is where we found the talent, the mindset, and the leadership to help us revolutionize nanoscale technology, through semiconductors and everything they power.”
A luminary in the field of technology for nearly three decades, Ruiz is an accomplished engineer, corporate executive officer and strategist with leading technology firms, including Texas Instruments, Motorola and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD).
Advanced Nano was founded to eliminate the semiconductor interconnect bottleneck — the electronic grid lock that limits performance and wastes power. The company’s 3D and advanced chip packaging technologies will accelerate the electronics industry’s endless quest to make faster and better devices – devices that are the cornerstone of the information age and dramatically enhance the way we live.
Since the invention of the integrated circuit more than five decades ago, the number of transistors carrying bits of information on a single computer chip has doubled roughly every two years. In 2003, researchers predicted that technology would reach the limits of what’s physically possible, and physical limitations are beginning to hamper computing power improvements.
However, manufacturers like Advanced Nano propose to break through this technological wall using advanced packaging, 3D Interconnect capabilities to stack computer chips on top of each other instead of side by side on a circuit board, ushering in a new era of IT and telecommunications that deliver higher performance in devices while costing less and consuming less power.
“We will enable game changing innovation by using 3D interconnect and deliver a step function improvement in performance and battery life,” said Dr. Bharath Rangarajan, Advanced Nano President and CEO. “We are thrilled by our unique partnership with CNSE and the State of New York. Our ability to drive innovation into the market is accelerated significantly by our manufacturing and R&D collaboration with CNSE. We especially look forward to bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States.”
Rangarajan’s 20-year background in the semiconductor industry spans technology, manufacturing, marketing, strategy and business development. Prior to co-founding Advanced Nano, he served as corporate vice president for strategy and corporate development at AMD.
“Advanced Nano is the perfect example of what America should be investing in- “onshoring”. Advanced Nano is on the forefront of this growing trend. The Company together with its partnership with CNSE and the State of New York is leveraging the extensive US talent base to create high tech, high paying jobs here.” said Anna Nekoranec, Board Member and founding investor.
Advanced Nano has assembled a team of semiconductor industry veterans to deliver world-class high-volume interconnect, assembly and test manufacturing services.
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About Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions, Inc. (Advanced Nano)
Advanced Nanotechnology Solutions, Inc. (Advanced Nano) is dedicated to delivering breakthrough solutions in 3D and other advanced interconnect technologies. The mission of Advanced Nano is to deliver world-class high-volume interconnect, assembly and test manufacturing services. Based on strong partnerships with leaders in the technology industry, Advanced Nano has established a differentiated roadmap to deliver solutions ranging from conventional single-component package technologies to advanced multi-component 3D technologies needed for 22nm semiconductor products and beyond. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.ansiinc.com.
The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) is the first college in the world dedicated to education, research, development, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. With more than $17 billion in high-tech investments, CNSE represents the world’s most advanced university-driven research enterprise, offering students a one-of-a-kind academic experience and providing over 300 corporate partners with access to an unmatched ecosystem for leading-edge R&D and commercialization of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology innovations. CNSE’s footprint spans upstate New York, including its Albany NanoTech Complex, a 1.3 million-square-foot megaplex with the only fully-integrated, 300mm and 450mm wafer computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration lines within 135,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. More than 3,100 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and faculty work here, from companies including IBM, Intel, GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Samsung, TSMC, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML, and Lam Research. CNSE’s latest expansion, which includes NanoFab Xtension (NFX), headquarters for the world’s first Global 450mm Consortium (G450C), and the Zero Energy Nanotechnology (ZEN) building, a living laboratory for green energy technologies, will add more than 1,000 scientists, researchers, and engineers from CNSE and global corporations. CNSE Kiernan Plaza in downtown Albany is home to CNSE’s Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI). CNSE’s Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, which provides a prototyping and demonstration line for next-generation CIGS thin-film solar cells, and the CNSE Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility (CNSE MDF) in Rochester, the solar industry’s first full-service collaborative facility dedicated to crystalline silicon, support CNSE’s leadership of the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC). CNSE’s Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (STC) in Rochester offers state-of-the-art capabilities for MEMS fabrication and packaging. CNSE also co-founded and manages operations at the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (QUAD-C) at SUNYIT and is lead developer of the Marcy Nanocenter site in Utica, and is partnering with AMRI and the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus to develop the Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub in Buffalo. For information, visit www.sunycnse.com.
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