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Joint Statement from SEMATECH and UAlbany NanoCollege

Contact(s):  Steve Janack (518) 956-7322

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 22, 2007) -- Joint statement from Dr.  Michael R. Polcari, President and CEO of SEMATECH, and Dr. Alain E. Kaloyeros, Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, UAlbany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering:
We are grateful to Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno and the New York State Senate for their leadership and support in advancing the International SEMATECH initiative. The extraordinary vision and pioneering stewardship of Governor Eliot Spitzer, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Senate Majority Leader Bruno will result in a historic and unprecedented expansion of the world's leading  consortium of nanoelectronics manufacturers in New York State. The International SEMATECH and the UAlbany NanoCollege partnership will be firmly established as the world's primary force for next-generation nanoelectronics research, development, and outreach, further cementing New York State's position as a global leader in high-tech development and commercialization.

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