Local Technology News

Update on Tech Valley Center of Gravity in downtown Troy, one of the best maker and innovator spaces in the Capital District.

Jason Johnel from the Johnel software group in Schenectady spoke about how the group functions to maintain its employees and create a positive work environment.

Introduces Power to Fly, a company connects women tech employees with tech companies seeking employees from any place in the world.

At a monthly board meeting of Empire State Development it was announced New York State will spend $250 million to support a 7-year $880 million semiconductor manufacturing research center at SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany. It will be led by semiconductor equipment maker Applied Materials. The lab will be known as Materials Engineering Technology Accelerator, … Read More »

PROVIDES THE NAMES OF THE PITCHES AT THE NEXT STARTUP TECH VALLEY IN TROY ON DECEMBER 5th, 20018.

UVC Upstate Venture Connect held its annual award conference in Syracuse. A number of awards went to the Capital Region.

The Bala brothers have created a new company in Troy to create a world class games and other entertainment modes.

The editor shares some assorted TECH news items and thoughts about whether the Capital Region deserves to be considered as “Tech Valley”.

Under writing and volunteer interns

Under writing support for Capchips will be appreciated. Also, volunteer interns are also welcome. Interning is a great way to learn first hand about the tech community and its key players in this region. To find out about underwriting or about interning contact pmbray@aol.com or call 518 472 1772.

Special Places

Historic Albany Foundation Protects Historic City

The Historic Albany Foundation is Albany's historic preservation organization which actively organizes the citizenry of Albany to preserve the important historic assets of the City of Albany, one of the first cities in the New World.

Columbia County Land Trust

Columbia County is situated southeast of Albany, stretching roughly from Kinderhook and Stuyvesant in the northwest corner down to Ancram in the southeast. Rich in agricultural heritage and natural beauty, it is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts of all stripes. There’s hiking, fishing, bird watching, boating and a great deal of scenic open space, habitat and diverse ecosystems. The Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC) is dedicated to ensuring that these qualities endure.

About This Website

The historic, scenic and artistically creative Capital Region was one of the birth places of the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century. Today it is emerging as a dynamic center of tech innovation and entrepreneurialism. It has in a variety of communities and in diverse sectors including IT, nanotechnology/semiconductors/bio/life sciences and energy security.

Cap Chip web site is going to make available to the public timely and interesting information on emerging technology, startups, tech leaders and tech’s dynamic impact on our communities and the region’s economy. It will help readers to understand the dynamics of tech development, environment and community life and welfare.