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New York plans a $10 billion chip research center with IBM, Micron and others

today 12/13/2023
New York state is set to build a $10 billion chip-making complex in an effort to boost microchip production and enhance the state's bid for research hub designation under the CHIPS and Science Act. Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the state will invest $1 billion and partner with industry giants such as IBM, Micron, and Applied Materials for the project. The new complex, which will be located at the Albany NanoTech Complex, is expected to create 700 new jobs and generate $9 billion in private spending. It will also support talent development through various programs. The move comes as the US seeks to renew semiconductor manufacturing amid a global chip production battle and soaring demand for artificial intelligence. Tech giants like Microsoft and OpenAI have expressed concerns about limited chip supply, while the Department of Commerce recently announced its first agreement under the CHIPS Act with BAE Systems to quadruple chip production for military aircraft.
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