College of Nanoscale Engineering (CNSE) 

The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) of the University at Albany – State University of New York (SUNY) is a global education, research, development and technology deployment resource dedicated to preparing the next generation of scientists and researchers in nanotechnology.

Fab Owners Association (FOA)         

The FOA is an international, nonprofit, trade association of semiconductor & MEMS fab owners and industry suppliers who meet regularly to discuss and act on common manufacturing issues, combining strengths and resources to become more globally competitive.

Global 450 Consortium (G450C)

The goal of the G450C is to support the industry transition from 300mm wafer to 450mm wafer production. The consortium will leverage industry and government investments, and the state-of-the-art infrastructure at CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex to demonstrate and deploy 450mm wafer tools and process capabilities.

The Institute for Defense Analyses  

The Institute for Defense Analyses is a non-profit corporation that operates three federally funded research and development centers to provide objective analyses of national security issues, particularly those requiring scientific and technical expertise, and conduct related research on other national challenges.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST’s mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI)  

SEMI® is the global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the micro- and nano-electronics industries.


PV Group represents SEMI member companies involved in the solar energy manufacturing supply chain. The PV Group mission is to advance industry growth, support continuous efficiency improvements and promote sustainable business practices through international standards development, events, public policy advocacy, EHS support, market intelligence, and other services.

Semiconductor Industries Association (SIA)

The SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor design and manufacturing by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry groups. The SIA works to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition in order to maintain a thriving semiconductor industry in the United States.

Semiconductor Research Center (SRC)

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) is the world’s leading technology research consortium. With member companies and university research programs spanning the globe, SRC plays an indispensable part in the R&D strategies of the industry’s most influential entities. SRC-sponsored university research is of the highest caliber and creates knowledge breakthroughs that will invent the industries of tomorrow.

Trusted Foundry Program      Trusted Foundry Program

The Trusted Foundry Program was initiated in 2004 to ensure that mission-critical national defense systems have access to leading-edge integrated circuits from secure, domestic sources.

The Trusted Access Program Office (TAPO)

The Trusted Access Program Office (TAPO) has been chartered by the U. S. Government to find and maintain suppliers of trusted microelectronic parts.  TAPO has successfully developed a reliable source of parts that gives the Intelligence Community needed access to state of the art commercial processes, fabrication tools and fabrication services.  In so doing, TAPO has effective cost-avoidance advantages by not having to upgrade or replace government owned wafer fabrication tools.