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Manufacturing Round Up for the Week of 4/13/15


Here are this week’s top stories in NYS manufacturing.

Senators Urged Selection Of N.Y. Proposal For Photonics Institute

“A joint proposal from Rochester Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester to create an Integrated Photonics Institute for Manufacturing Innovation has received a boost this week.”
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N.Y. Commits $250M Toward Manufacturing Institute

“The Rochester-based and New York-led proposal represents a partnership between SUNY Polytechnic Institute, the University of Rochester, Rochester Institute of Technology and industry and academic leaders throughout the country. The proposal is a finalist in the federal competition for the institute.”
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Manufacturing Institute Recognizes Local Leader

“On March 26, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The Manufacturing Institute hosted the 3rd STEP Awards (Science, Technology, Engineering and Production) at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. The STEP Awards honor women who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their careers and represent all levels of the manufacturing industry.”
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GE, SUNY Poly Looking For Partners To Join $500M Consortium

“Danielle Merfeld, head of General Electric’s power electronics unit, said she’s looking for partners to help build a silicon carbide chip fab at SUNY Polytechnic Institute. The search is part efforts to grow the $500 million New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium, announced last July, which is focused on development of silicon carbide computer chips.”
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Nanotech Startups Struggling To Find Suppliers

“Benjamin Mitchell, vice president of administration at Thermoaura, said the startup struggles with finding committed semiconductor suppliers. Thermoaura, based in Colonie, New York, makes thermo-electric materials for application in smart cooling and heating. The company uses a process that when cooked in a microwave turns chemicals into nanoparticles.”
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