April 11, 2011

SEMATECH CEO To Speak On Collaboration Today

By: by Richard A. D'Errico, The Business Review


Dan Armbrust, the head of Sematech, will be speaking today at the Upstate Venture Association of New York forum about Sematech's relocation to Albany from Austin, Texas and what led to the move.

Armbrust, president and CEO of the computer chip consortium, is scheduled to speak at 6:15 p.m. at the forum being held at Holiday Inn on Wolf Road in Colonie. His topic: "Sematech and Tech Valley: Why collaboration works."

"He's talking about what Sematech is doing in Tech Valley and really the importance of collaboration within the industry and industry-government partnerships that are taking place," said Bob Buckley of UVANY. UVANY is a statewide organization created to improve the investment climate in the state.

Sematech's move to the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering comes at a time when the region's visibility is growing in semiconductor circles. GlobalFoundries is building a $4.6 billion chip plant in Malta, Saratoga County. That plant is expected to open next year.

To register for the event, visit http://www.uvany.com/ or register at the door. Cost is $45 for UVANY members and $65 for the general public.

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