CNSE’s Albany NanoTech Complex is a fully-integrated research, development, prototyping, and educational facility that provides strategic support through outreach, technology acceleration, business incubation, pilot prototyping, and test-based integration support for onsite corporate partners including IBM, Intel, GlobalFoundries, SEMATECH, Samsung, TSMC, Applied Materials, Tokyo Electron, ASML and Lam Research, as well as other “next generation” nanotechnology research activities.

NanoFab Xtension, CNSE's most recent expansion completed in 2013, houses the world’s first Global 450mm Consortium, adds nearly 500,000 square feet of next-generation infrastructure, and an additional 60,000 square feet of Class 1 capable cleanrooms. This expansion will enable the addition of more than 1,000 scientists, researchers and engineers from CNSE and global corporations.  

NanoFab East, a 250,000-square-foot office, laboratory and classroom building and NanoFab Central, a separate 100,000-square-foot building that houses 15,000 square feet of 300mm wafer, class 1 capable cleanroom space were part of a $150 million project completed in March 2009. 

NanoFab North, completed in December 2005, is a 228,000 square foot, $175 million facility including 35,000 square feet of cleanroom space with Class 1 capable 300mm wafer production. The NFN facility also houses the world’s first extreme ultraviolet (“EUV”) Alpha Demo Tool, developed by ASML.

NanoFab South, completed in March 2004, is a 150,000 square foot, $50 million facility including 32,000 square feet of cleanroom space. The facility also includes classrooms and offices for the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.

NanoFab 200 (also known as CESTM) was completed in June 1997. This 70,000 square foot, $16.5 million facility includes 4,000 square feet of cleanroom space, plus CNSE metrology labs and office space for programs such as the State University of New York’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center. 

In sum, CNSE's more than $20 billion Albany NanoTech Complex totals 1,300,000 square feet of cutting-edge facilities with 140,000 square feet of 300mm wafer, class 1 capable cleanrooms, with more than 3,100 R&D jobs on site. 

CNSE manages additional locations beyond its main campus and throughout New York State, including:

CNSE Kiernan Plaza, a landmark building that was originally constructed as the Union Train Station in 1899 but has been vacant since 2009, houses CNSE's SCiTI center. Catalyzed by $4 million in funding through Governor Cuomo's Capital Region Economic Development Council (CREDC) initiative to support the purchase and fit-up of the iconic building by CNSE, SCiTI is leveraging the CREDC funding to attract an additional $26 million in private industry investment; create and retain 250 high-tech jobs; lure technology companies to downtown Albany; and position New York as a global leader in the emerging smart cities technology sector. SEFCU, CHA and Windstream Corporation are the first corporate partners located at CNSE Kiernan Plaza. 

CNSE's Solar Energy Development Center, located in Halfmoon, New York, is an 18,000-square-foot facility that features a state-of-the-art, 100 kilowatt prototyping and demonstration line for next-generation copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) thin film solar cells. The facility provides a pilot line for proof-of-concept prototyping, offering critical opportunities to demonstrate emerging concepts in CIGS manufacturing, such as evaluations of innovative materials and novel processes.

The Computer Chip Commercialization Center (QUAD-C), located in Utica, New York, and co-founded and managed by the College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, is part of an inter-regional nanotechnology partnership between CNSE, SUNYIT, and Mohawk Valley Edge. According to the Madison County Courier, the high-tech project will result in "a $125 million technology complex that leverages the same multi-faceted commercial and academic partnership approach that has proven successful at CNSE." Plans call for a 250,000-square-foot facility that includes 56,000 square feet of cleanroom space. QUAD-C is already home to a number of companies, including New York-based IT enterprise nfrastructure, and VALUTEK, a leading manufacturer of cleanroom supplies which moved from Phoenix, Arizona. 

The development of the Marcy Nanocenter site in Utica, NY is a collaboration between CNSE and Mohawk Valley EDGE designed to attract 450mm computer chip manufacturing to the Mohawk Valley. The development plan of the Marcy Nanocenter site includes up to 8.25 million square feet of facilities, with up to three 450mm computer chip fabs, each with a cleanroom of approximately 450,000 square feet, a total public and private investment of $10B to $15B for each phase of development, and the creation of approximately 5,000 direct jobs and approximately 15,000 indirect jobs.

Led by CNSE, the Central New York (CNY) Hub for Emerging Nano Industries in Syracuse, NY, will specialize in providing advanced visual production research and education to support Upstate New York's rapidly growing film and television industry. The facility will focus on the use of nanotechnology to drive innovations in the computer generation imagery, animation, and motion capture technology used in film and television production. The Film House, a California-based film and television company, will be the facility's first tenant, and move its headquarters, production, post-production, and distribution operations to Syracuse. The project will create at least 350 new high tech jobs and 150 construction jobs.

Smart System Technology & Commercialization Center (STC), managed and supported by CNSE is the located outside Rochester, NY. STC offers the largest array of world-class MEMS-related solutions in the industry, all under one roof. At the core of STC’s technical capabilities is an infrastructure supporting the design, fabrication and packaging of micro- electromechanical systems (MEMS). The 140,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art STC facility includes over 50,000 square feet of certified cleanroom space with 150mm wafer production, complemented by a dedicated 8,000-square-foot MEMS and optoelectronic packaging facility.

The CNSE Photovoltaic Manufacturing and Technology Development Facility (CNSE MDF) for crystalline silicon photovoltaics is a 57,000-square-foot facility located in Rochester, NY. Once renovated, the building which was previously occupied by Kodak’s MEMS inkjet facility, will enable more than 100 high-tech jobs and includes the fitting up of a state-of-the-art, 20,000-square-foot cleanroom. As part of the project, over $19 million in cutting-edge tools and equipment formerly utilized by SVTC, a Silicon Valley-based solar energy company, are being relocated to the CNSE MDF and will constitute the foundation of the manufacturing development line, a result of the acquisition of SVTC’s assets by CNSE.

The Buffalo Medical Innovation and Commercialization Hub, a partnership between CNSE, AMRI and Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, and located at the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus in Buffalo, New York, will enable a state-of-the-art, shared-user facility for research, development, and testing for drug screening, pharmaceutical development, technology optimization, business attraction, workforce training, and bioinformatics. This $250 million initiative, with $200 million to be generated by private industry investment and $50 million being invested by New York State, $35 million of which will go toward new equipment and $15 million of which will go toward improving existing lab space, will support over 250 high-tech jobs on site.

The Buffalo High-Tech Manufacturing Complex will leverage $225 million in Empire State Development capital to attract and house top tier clean energy companies and enable advanced manufacturing at what will become a state-of-the art, multibillion-dollar high-tech campus. As part of the initial announcement by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo in November 2013, New York State will construct 275,000 square feet of facilities to be utilized by two California-based companies: Soraa, a manufacturer of the most efficient LED lighting on the market, will relocate its corporate R&D and manufacturing operations, invest $750 million, and create 375 jobs; and Silevo, a developer and manufacturer of silicon solar cells and modules, will invest $750 million and create at least 475 jobs at its sole North American production facility.

The Buffalo Information Technologies Innovation and Commercialization Hub leverages a $55 million Buffalo Billion investment by the State. IBM will be the first anchor tenant in the Hub, which, in partnership with the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC), State Data Center, College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) and University at Buffalo, will train IT professionals, educate new IT staff through State University of New York (SUNY) partnerships, and develop next generation IT software needed to drive state-of-the-art discoveries in the areas of molecular research, genomics, energy efficiency development and defense. Through the Hub, IBM will bring 500 new information technology jobs to Buffalo. The Hub will be housed at Key Center in downtown Buffalo.