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Applied Materials R&D Center
AMAT R&D Center
Established at SUNY Poly in September 2005, the $300 million Applied Materials (AMAT) R&D Center represents AMAT's only R&D facility located outside of its main headquarters in San Jose, California. It involves the installation of the complete spectrum of alpha- and beta-type AMAT tools, placement of AMAT researchers and engineers from Europe, Israel, and the U.S., and joint R&D activities on a variety of advanced computer chip programs - with emphasis on advanced process technology for the 32nm node and beyond. As such, the AMAT R&D Center represents another showcase for "in-sourcing" of high-tech jobs, wherein high-tech, high-paying jobs are moving into the U.S. (New York) from overseas.