BCW’s Gordon Joins with Lt. Governor to Celebrate $3 Million Expansion of Chip Manufacturing Facility in Elmsford
In a significant development that positions Westchester County and the Mid-Hudson Region as a hub of innovation, Empire State Development (ESD) has announced the completion of SEEQC’s combined 12,000 square foot, newly renovated, multilayer, superconductive chip foundry and quantum product development and testing center in Elmsford.
SEEQC’s state-of-the-art facility will significantly expand its capacity to fabricate the world’s most complex superconductor electronics for quantum computing, AI, and sensor and detectors and to test and integrate superconductive chips into its state-of-the-art quantum computing systems.
“This is a great announcement for Westchester and for New York’s chip fabrication and quantum computing future,” said Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado at a ribbon-cutting ceremony held Wednesday. “SEEQC is uniquely positioned to make gains in the Quantum computing space which, in addition to being a job generator, has the potential to accelerate our progress in the fight against climate change.”
ESD President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight said, “SeeQC’s new facility is great news for the Mid-Hudson Region and couldn’t be more-timely. Ensuring that we are investing in New York companies as we continue the national effort to reshore the semiconductor industry and its supply chain will only strengthen our economy, grow jobs and keep New Yorkers in New York. This funding will go a long way to helping SEEQC make groundbreaking advancements in the quantum computing and keep New York State a leader in growing the semiconductor industry.”
Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council Co-Chairs Dr. Marsha Gordon, President & CEO of The Business Council of Westchester and Dr. Kristine Young, president of SUNY Orange said, “The Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council continues to pinpoint strategic investments that will help the state unleash the talent of our regional workforce and SEEQC’s expansion in Westchester County is a perfect example of investing in clusters that pay dividends back to the community.”
The Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council recommended a $600,000 Empire State Development capital grant to support the expansion and renovation of SEEQC’s new 7,000 square foot chip foundry and associated costs of machinery and equipment. In addition, the New York Power Authority is supporting the expansion with 156 kilowatts of low-cost power from the ReCharge NY program. In exchange for state support, SEEQC has agreed to create 29 new jobs and retain 9 existing jobs at their Elmsford facility.
The event was attended by Local, County and State officials.
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said, “As we enter a new era of tech industries, New York stands shovel-ready with the infrastructure and workforce necessary to forge the future. This ESD grant of $600K towards the $3 million SeeQC project in Elmsford is the latest economic win for our state, bringing jobs and growth to our communities. As we build on the momentum of the CHIPS and Science Act, along with our state Green CHIPS legislation, we are proudly ensuring that 21st century manufacturing will once again be made in New York.”
Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “Westchester is a home for all types of economic development – and this ribbon cutting is just more proof. The work done inside these walls will solidify our region and State as a leader in the quantum computing field while bringing even more good jobs to our county. I thank the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, ESD and SEEQC for their efforts to continue to build a better future for all who call New York, and Westchester, home.”
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