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California Semiconductor Designer Coming to NYS


A California-based semiconductor designer is setting up shop at two locations in New York State.

AMD will set up research and design facilities at Linden Oaks Office Park in Monroe County, and at the Westgate Business Park in the Village of Fishkill in Dutchess County.

The designer has committed to creating 165 new jobs by 2025, and is receiving up to $5 million in Excelsior Tax Credits to support its endeavors.

Federal, state, and local officials have been pushing to make New York a national leader in the semiconductor industry and to complement the Micron Semiconductor facility coming to Clay.

“It is through incredible projects like this that we are further demonstrating New York’s continued commitment to fostering the growth of innovative semiconductor businesses,” Governor Hochul said. “I am incredibly proud to support AMD’s forward-thinking investments in Monroe and Dutchess Counties that are moving our communities forward and further cementing New York’s reputation as the national hub for high-technology research, development, design and manufacturing.”

“As we approach the one year anniversary of my CHIPS & Science Law tomorrow, more and more companies are recognizing what I have long known, that New York is home of the future of America’s semiconductor industry. AMD’s investment will supercharge Monroe and Dutchess Counties with 165 new good-paying jobs, helping spark even more growth for New York’s flourishing chips and technology ecosystem,” said Senator Schumer. “With my CHIPS & Science Law as the fuse, we are sparking a new explosion of manufacturing and bringing jobs back from overseas to Upstate.”

Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Hope Knight said, “New York State is home to some of the most talent-rich tech companies in the semiconductor industry. By supporting AMD and other businesses committed to growing next-generation technologies, we are bolstering the economy, creating good-paying jobs and fueling transformative opportunities throughout the state.”

Monroe County Executive Adam Bello said, “Monroe County continues to be a hub for the growing high-tech and semi-conductor industry in New York State. We welcome AMD and know the company will thrive here with our skilled workforce and our business supporting infrastructure. Our focus on workforce development is helping to grow more high paying jobs and bolster our local economy.”

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce President and CEO and Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council Co-Chair Bob Duffy said, “AMD’s decision to establish world-class mixed signal IC and packaging design centers in New York is a testament to our state’s thriving high-technology ecosystem. We are especially proud to support AMD’s investment in Monroe County, as it further solidifies the Greater Rochester region’s reputation as a national hub for research, development, design, and manufacturing in the high-tech industry. We thank Governor Kathy Hochulfor her support, and are excited to work alongside AMD to support their expansion and foster the continued success of the semiconductor industry in our region.”

Greater Rochester Enterprise President and CEO Matt Hurlbutt said, “The Greater Rochester, NY region has a highly skilled engineering workforce perfectly aligned to support AMD’s growth in the semiconductor industry. Our university partners are aligning curriculum to meet the needs of AMD’s current and future workforce. We look forward to continuing to support AMD leaders as they establish their engineering hub and design center in Rochester.”


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