March 16, 2009
C9 Corporation has announced plans to occupy 8,500 square feet of headquarters and manufacturing space at the Saratoga Technology + Energy Park (STEP®, located in Malta. C9, the first semiconductor company to locate a facility in the Park, expects to bring five initial employees to the Park and open its doors this summer.
NYSERDA’s President and CEO, Francis J. Murray, Jr. said, “This is a perfect example of STEP’s vital role in helping to create jobs in New York State, especially those focused on technologies such as C9’s energy saving power processing power semiconductors. The prospect of new jobs coming to the Capital District as a result of C9’s presence at STEP is good news for the region.”
C9’s focus is to develop dual use energy efficient semiconductor products and systems that serve governmental uses, but are based in COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf) products designed for high volume commercial power processing application, such as hybrid vehicles.
Kevin Donegan, President and CEO of C9 Corporation, said “One of C9’s key goals is to create a new game-changing nanotechnology application that spreads beyond C9 and enables other Capital Region companies to create innovative products and jobs for ourselves, our children, and our communities right here in New York State.”
C9 expects to create 30 new jobs or more at the STEP facility by 2012. The corporation has two ongoing contracts. The first contract will provide high temperature silicon-carbon power semiconductors and drive units for hybrid electric armored vehicles, while the second contract focuses on developing single and multi-junction high temperature hi-efficiency solar cells for solar concentrator applications. This enabling energy-saving technology focuses on solving the temperature problems associated with hybrid vehicle electronic drive trains and solar cell concentrators systems now; and robust transient resistant, high temperature digital control circuits and sensor systems in the near future.
Nancy Norman, NYSERDA
518-862-1090, ext 3414
Kevin Donegan, President/CEO
Last Updated: 11/26/2012