Schumer Aims to Secure Second Semiconductor Tenant | WUTR/WFXV
MARCY, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – After bringing Micron to central New York, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer visited SUNY Poly to explain his plans to bring a second company of semiconductors at the Marcy Nanocenter.
“A $100 billion investment,” said Senator Schumer, “This is the largest private investment ever made, not just in New York, but in the entire United States of America.”
He continued, “And when you combine Micron and Wolfspeed, with Global Foundries and the Albany Nanocenter in the capital region, plus IBM in the Hudson Valley and the advanced packaging companies that are in Rochester, plus green hydrogen – it’s 21st century of the Erie Canal.
Schumer further explained that it will create 50,000 well-paying jobs in nearby central New York, in addition to Wolfspeed’s chip manufacturing, which is currently the world’s first and largest silicon carbide manufacturing facility. 200mm in the world.
And Mohawk Valley EDGE’s Steve DiMeo says this will profoundly affect the school, which will help find full-time employees at these manufacturing plants in the future.
“I think what people need to understand is that with the Microns investment, the Wolfspeed announcement, with the Semicrn investment next to it, and what’s going on at Griffis with quantum computing and the AFRL – we really have a geographic area that is a technology hub, and there are more opportunities that will occur over the next few years.
If Senator Schumer can secure a second semiconductor tenant, we’ll be sure to let you know.