Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center


In 2010, Smart Systems Technology & Commercialization Center (STC) was created through a merger of New York State's Center of Excellence, the Infotonics Technology Center (ITC) in Canandaigua, with the SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE). This allowed for a natural alignment of STC with CNSE’s NYS Center of Excellence in Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology.

This merger creates a vertically integrated “one-stop-shop” positioning New York State as the global leader in smart system and smart device innovation and manufacturing. These capabilities are unmatched the world over, providing the capacity, infrastructure and operational capabilities to create immediate job and investment opportunities in all areas of semiconductor and advanced manufacturing, covering a diverse number of markets including aerospace, biomed, communications, defense, and energy.

Located just outside of Rochester, NY, STC’s 120,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility includes over 26,000 square feet of certified cleanroom space with 150mm and 200mm MEMS foundry services, complemented by a dedicated 8,000-square-foot MEMS and optoelectronic packaging facility. STC offers the largest array of world-class MEMS related solutions from design to fabrication, packaging and testing, all under one roof.

STC’s experienced team is focused on meeting customer’s demands for timely and high quality production of prototype to mid-volume MEMS solutions. The STC team consists of industry veterans, with strong backgrounds in guiding programs through the difficult stages of product commercialization, and proven skills in developing innovative MEMS fabrication and packaging processes that ensure product success.

CNSE's STC is one of only 2 companies in the nation accredited through the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) Trusted Foundry program for CMOS post-processing, one of two accredited organizations that can provide integration of Trusted IC with MEMS, and is also accredited for trusted aggregation, packaging, and assembly services.