Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership Pitches Semiconductor Industry at SEMICON West 2017

On the heels of initial Next Wave Advisory Council meeting, Partnership to promote Next Wave Center and Saratoga County during one-on-one business meetings and networking events

Malta, NY – The Saratoga County Prosperity Partnership, the county’s designated economic development agency, is aggressively promoting Saratoga County as a premier location for semiconductor manufacturers and supply chain companies this week at SEMICON West 2017, one of the industry’s most important annual conferences and trade shows taking place July 11 through 13 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

The timing is opportune following last week’s initial meeting of the Next Wave Advisory Council, a group of leading technology and business executives guiding development of the Partnership’s Next Wave Center, which will provide both a landing and launch pad for semiconductor firms, particularly those working with GLOBALFOUNDRIES.

Saratoga Partnership President Marty Vanags and Director of Business Retention & Expansion Shelby Schneider are meeting one-on-one with executives from companies across the microelectronics supply chain, including manufacturers, materials and equipment suppliers, and in new vertical markets such as flexible hybrid electronics, system integration and the Internet of Things.

“The best way to continue to build Saratoga County’s semiconductor sector is to meet face to face with the industry’s key executives and companies, and that’s exactly what we’re doing at SEMICON West,” said Vanags. “With GLOBALFOUNDRIES as a globally recognized anchor, we are well positioned to attract additional growth to Saratoga County, including to our Next Wave Center now being developed. We plan to capitalize on the opportunity to turn discussions into economic development initiatives that attract high-tech jobs, companies and investment.”

Vanags and Schneider will also participate in educational sessions to gather insight on the latest innovations and evolving semiconductor industry roadmap; attend networking events to engage with leading executives and potential corporate partners; and join with the New York Loves Nanotech contingent to promote a coordinated approach to economic development.

With more than 600 exhibitors and 115 hours of programs and networking, SEMICON West connects the entire extended supply chain, all in one place and at one time. It provides access to the technical and business intelligence needed to get ahead in today’s disruptive, fast-changing environment, and cutting-edge educational and training sessions covering the most advanced applications and technologies, all presented by leading industry speakers.

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