December 17, 2013

Governor Cuomo Announces Dynamax Imaging to Add High-Tech Jobs at SUNY Nanocollege's Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center



Andrew M. Cuomo
- Governor

Albany, New York (December 17, 2013)

Increased capital investment and job creation at CNSE STC site in Greater Rochester region may also spur ‘reshoring’ of manufacturing from overseas

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Dynamax Imaging plans to add up to 50 high-tech positions over the next year at the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s (CNSE) Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center (STC) in Canandaigua. This growth is being driven by opportunities to “reshore” existing overseas operations by leveraging access to CNSE’s unmatched infrastructure supporting nanotechnology research, development, and commercialization, including CNSE’s nano-fabrication infrastructure at CNSE’s STC facility.

“Dynamax’s decision to invest in Rochester is yet another testament to the quality of the region’s workforce and its emerging status as a top location for businesses seeking both highly skilled workers and a welcoming environment to grow,” Governor Cuomo said. “Adding more jobs to New York’s growing Nanotech corridor will continue to make our state a destination for jobs returning from overseas.”

“This announcement is proof positive that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s strategy for economic growth driven by innovation is working,” said Paul Tolley, CNSE Vice President for Disruptive Technologies and Director of CNSE’s STC. “We look forward to continuing to work with Dynamax to support their growth on site, including re-shoring of jobs from overseas, which is further building the high-tech ecosystem at CNSE’s STC to attract new jobs, companies, and investment to Western New York.”

Dynamax Imaging is a global leader in the development of high performance CMOS image sensors, which are used in a wide range of applications, including consumer products such as HDTV camcorders and flat-panel displays; imaging and biometrics technologies in the scientific sector; and security and surveillance systems for defense applications.

In March, Dynamax Imaging announced that it would install over $3 million in high-tech equipment at CNSE’s STC facility. Utilizing several thousand square feet of office and nano-manufacturing cleanroom space, Dynamax is focusing on further development of its extensive and rapidly growing IP portfolio covering pixel, sensor, and system architectures, based on its novel Active Column Sensor™ (ACS®) technology.

The company recently participated in the Nano Job Fair held November 14 in Rochester, presented jointly by the Governor’s Office, the New York State Department of Labor, and CNSE. At that event, Dynamax identified a number of prospective candidates to fill immediate openings for advanced cleanroom operators and technicians, and the company is now in the process of conducting a second round of interviews to fill these immediate openings.


About SUNY CNSE. The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) is the first college in the world dedicated to education, research, development, and deployment in the emerging disciplines of nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. With more than $17 billion in high-tech investments, CNSE represents the world’s most advanced university-driven research enterprise, offering students a one-of-a-kind academic experience and providing over 300 corporate partners with access to an unmatched ecosystem for leading-edge R&D and commercialization of nanoelectronics and nanotechnology innovations. CNSE’s footprint spans upstate New York, including its Albany NanoTech Complex, a 1.3 million-square-foot megaplex with the only fully-integrated, 300mm and 450mm wafer computer chip pilot prototyping and demonstration lines within 135,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. More than 3,100 scientists, researchers, engineers, students, and faculty work here, from companies including IBM, Intel, GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Samsung, TSMC, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML, and Lam Research. CNSE’s latest expansion, which includes NanoFab Xtension (NFX), headquarters for the world’s first Global 450mm Consortium (G450C), and the Zero Energy Nanotechnology (ZEN) building, a living laboratory for green energy technologies, will add more than 1,000 scientists, researchers, and engineers from CNSE and global corporations. CNSE Kiernan Plaza in downtown Albany is home to CNSE's Smart Cities Technology Innovation Center (SCiTI). CNSE’s Solar Energy Development Center in Halfmoon, which provides a prototyping and demonstration line for next-generation CIGS thin-film solar cells, and the CNSE Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility (CNSE MDF) in Rochester, the solar industry’s first full-service collaborative facility dedicated to crystalline silicon, support CNSE’s leadership of the U.S. Photovoltaic Manufacturing Consortium (PVMC). CNSE’s Smart System Technology and Commercialization Center of Excellence (STC) in Rochester offers state-of-the-art capabilities for MEMS fabrication and packaging. CNSE also co-founded and manages operations at the Computer Chip Commercialization Center (Quad-C) at SUNYIT and is lead developer of the Marcy Nanocenter site as part of the Nano Utica initiative, and is leading development of the High-Tech Manufacturing Innovation Hub and Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub, both located in Buffalo. For information, visit

About CNSE’s STC. The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering’s Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center (STC) assists small and large companies in transitioning new technologies from concept to manufacturing. STC maintains a 140,000-square-foot facility with over 25,000 square feet of cleanrooms for micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) fabrication and packaging, and works with large and medium-sized companies to help them bring new technologies to market; with small companies ready to transition from prototype and low-volume manufacturing to scalable manufacturing; and as a “Trusted Foundry” with various federal agencies to develop technology solutions to areas of critical national need, including smart prosthetics and improvised explosive device (IED) detection. For more information, visit

About Dynamax Imaging. Dynamax Imaging, LLC is a leading developer of high performance CMOS image sensors, with an extensive and rapidly growing IP portfolio covering pixel, sensor, and system architectures, based on our novel Active Column Sensor™ (ACS®) technology. With extremely high dynamic range, high speed, high sensitivity and near-IR quantum efficiency, Dynamax Imaging’s both near-IR Line-Scan (Linear) and Area-Array CMOS image sensors with global shutter are widely applied to many market applications, such as Multiple-Touch Flat Panel Displays, Inspections, Machine Vision, Security, Surveillance, Intelligence Traffic/Transportation System (ITS), Life Science, Scientific Imaging, Biometrics, HDTV Camcorders, TV Broadcasting market, Industrial, Photography, Entertainment, Cinematography, Government and Military markets. For information, visit