GE, SUNY Polytechnic and a plan for better chips
General Electric is looking to expand its consortium at SUNY Polytechnic Institute to help build a silicon carbide chip fab.
Danielle Merfeld, director of GE’s power electronics unit, said the plan is to set up a manufacturing line at SUNY Poly by 2017. That line could produce about 30,000 chips a year — about 10 percent of the market, or $150 million a year. The technology would be an alternative to silicon chips, and is expected to produce more durable, lighter and more efficient chips.
This is among a number of forward-looking changes that the conglomerate, founded in Schenectady, has …