SCHUMER INVITES DAVID ANDERSON, PRESIDENT OF THE ALBANY NANOTECH COMPLEX AND NY CREATES, TO STATE OF THE UNION; SENATOR SAYS ALBANY NANOTECH REPRESENTS THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN INNOVATION – AND DOUBLES DOWN ON HIS PUSH FOR FACILITY TO BECOME MAJOR HUB FOR THE NATION’S FIRST NATIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGY CENTER
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Schumer: Albany Nanotech’s David Anderson Will Help Electrify State Of The Union As We Power Up Our Final Push To Land The NSTC In The Capital Region!
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that he will bring David Anderson, President of the Albany Nanotech Complex and NY Creates, as his guest to attend President Biden’s State of the Union address. For years, Schumer has worked to advocate for Albany Nanotech as the prime site for federal investment to build the future of American technological leadership and the semiconductor industry. Last year, Schumer championed passage of his CHIPS and Science Act, which will create the first ever National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC). The senator will be continuing his years-long, all-out push to land a major hub for the NSTC in the Capital Region.
“I am proud to announce that Albany Nanotech’s own David Anderson will be my guest to President Biden’s State of the Union address. Upstate New York’s unique combination of major chip fab expansions, including Micron and GlobalFoundries, a robust semiconductor supply chain, world-class workforce, renowned higher education institutions, and premier facilities like the Albany Nanotech Complex means it has all the ingredients to revive and power the future of the U.S. chip industry. With David Anderson and Albany Nanotech at my side, I will continue my nonstop push to make the Capital Region a major hub of the National Semiconductor Technology Center,” said Senator Schumer. “I wrote my CHIPS and Science Bill with Upstate New York and facilities like the Albany Nanotech at the forefront of my mind, and having the Capital Region’s own David Anderson at the State of the Union will help spark even more interest as we power up our final push to land the NSTC this year. Albany Nanotech’s national and global partnerships and billions of dollars in existing facilities and infrastructure are uniquely suited to lead the NSTC and supercharge American chip production and leadership in technology for generations to come, and you can rest assured I will be leading the charge to bring this federal investment and the jobs it will create home to the Capital Region.”
David Anderson, President of NY CREATES said, “It is an honor to attend President Biden’s State of the Union address during this important time for our country. I’m particularly proud to be a guest of Senate Majority Leader Schumer, who has been a tireless champion for the U.S. semiconductor industry for years and led the effort to bring the CHIPS & Science Act to fruition. He continues to be a key advocate for employing the world-class R&D facilities at NY CREATES for the National Semiconductor Technology Center. We commend Senator Schumer for recognizing that chips are critical to our everyday lives as well as the country’s economic and national security – and then taking action to ensure the U.S. will continue to lead the world in semiconductor technology.”
This past summer, after years of relentless advocacy, Schumer led to passage his CHIPS and Science Act, which includes historic federal semiconductor incentives and news investments to bolster scientific research and technological competitiveness and bring manufacturing back from overseas to places like Upstate New York. Among other major provisions, the bill included $11 billion for Department of Commerce research and development including creating a National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC), which will be a public-private partnership to conduct advanced semiconductor manufacturing, with Albany Nanotech primed to be a top contender.
Schumer has worked non-stop to uplift the Capital Region and Upstate New York as a leading hub for the nation in semiconductor manufacturing and research. After bringing the Commerce Secretary to Malta to announce GlobalFoundries second chip fab in August of 2021, Schumer had Secretary Raimondo meet with Albany Nanotech leaders to discuss the facility’s cutting-edge capabilities. The senator continued this momentum last year by bringing the Commerce Deputy Secretary Don Graves to tour the facility as well and meet with Governor Hochul and industry leaders to reiterate how the Capital Region and Albany Nanotech are uniquely suited to quickly stand up the NSTC and ensure the U.S. can lead in the development of the world’s most cutting-edge microchips.
Schumer has been the leading champion of bringing semiconductor manufacturing back to America and has a long history of fighting to secure this investment for Upstate New York. Going back to 2019, Schumer proposed a major tech investment “moon shot” in cutting-edge technologies like semiconductors to out-compete China. Schumer then spent the next three years working to pass this vision into law, ultimately manifesting itself into the CHIPS and Science Act, which makes a generational investment in innovation and manufacturing, including providing tens of billions of dollars in new federal incentives for microchip manufacturing and research and development in the U.S.