The American Institute for Manufacturing Integrated Photonics recently named Eastman Business Park in Rochester as the new home of its test, assembly and packaging manufacturing facility.
The decision secures Rochester’s position as a hub for photonics and part of a growing and thriving innovation zone. The site was selected in an open process organized by the state.
The selected site known as Building 81 is on Lake Avenue across from the Kodak Research Laboratory. The building is now owned by ON Semiconductor, who will lease excess clean room, lab and office space for the TAP facility.
Kodak’s EBP was a logical choice for the TAP facility with its capabilities. The site’s location near Kodak Research Laboratories and over 50 acres of developable industrial land provides expansion opportunities.
EBP was designed for innovation and manufacturing with a wide range of capabilities, including custom scaling and manufacturing of novel, electronic and photonic-based materials; environmentally responsible materials handling and recovery; and access to analytical characterization facilities and expertise.
“This spotlights the technology innovation happening at Eastman Business Park today,” said Dolores Kruchten, EBP president. “ON Semiconductor is an important part of the EBP ecosystem and a great partner with Kodak; its facilities are the ideal location for the TAP facility. We look forward to collaborating with AIM Photonics, ON Semiconductor and the Rochester community to build a new technology ecosystem based on our innovative past and our vision for the future.”