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10/21/2013 8:16:22 AM

Syracuse.com: Multibillion dollar state effort aims to make Marcy an epicenter of computer chip manufacturing

If the state and its partners have their way, the future of global computer chip manufacturing will take shape over the next decade on 420 acres of former farmland about an hour from downtown Syracuse.

The SUNY College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering in Albany and its partners announced plans in September to build three chip manufacturing plants at the site, located in the town of Marcy.

The facilities will use a new generation of raw materials to make chips and be among the first of their kind in the world. When finished, the complex will have more than 8 million square feet of space and employ 5,000 people, more than half the total current population of the town.

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