As the Innovation Trail's Marie Cusick reports, it's yet another sign of the Capital Region's growing importance in the world of advanced manufacturing.
This marks the first time the Albany area is hosting a meeting of the World Semiconductor Council.
Brian Toohey heads the Semiconductor Industry Association. He says the region has become significant because it's a hub for both research and manufacturing,
"New York State and the Albany
area in particular has become a real center for the global semiconductor
Semiconductors are crucial to many high-tech
electronic devices and computers. The Saratoga Springs area is also home to a new $4.5-billion manufacturing plant from the computer chip company, GlobalFoundries.