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AIM Photonics funding moves forward

May 25, 2017

Governor Andrew Cuomo says the AIM Photonics project in Rochester is in the final planning stages to begin construction this summer.

Empire State Development’s Board of directors on Friday approved an $81 million dollar grant to equip and operate the Testing, Assembly and Packaging or “TAP “ facility.

That is located on Lake Avenue in Rochester at a former Kodak building at the Eastman Business park.  The building is owned by ON Semiconductor.

The state grant will be used for machinery, tools and other equipment.

New York has  committed $250 million to support AIM Photonics.  The total project is about $600 million, with $110 million coming from the U.S. Department of Defense, and other funding expected from private support.