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NanoCollege unveils first patterned 450mm wafer

8 July, 2014

Officials at the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany unveiled its first fully-patterned 450mm wafers at a major computer chip industry conference in San Francisco.

The NanoCollege is the headquarters for the Global 450 Consortium, a coalition of the world’s five largest microchip manufacturers that have set up a pilot factory at the school that processes chips on 450mm wafers, instead of the 300mm wafers that are the current leading-edge standard.