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Xiaoqing Zheng leaves court (Photo: Peter R. Barber/The Daily Gazette)

FBI raids GE engineer’s Niskayuna home

ALBANY — A federal judge on Thursday set a $100,000 bond in the case of the General Electric engineer accused of taking company trade secrets. Xiaoqing Zheng, 55, of 8 Cephalonia Drive, Niskayuna, has been held in custody since his…

The General Electric plant in Schenectady. (Photo: Marc Schultz/The Daily Gazette)

Layoffs announced at General Electric in Schenectady

SCHENECTADY — General Electric on Aug 7. further reduced a workforce that has seen repeated layoffs over the past two years, cutting 225 jobs. The international electrical giant, by far the city’s most-prominent business, cited a decline in power equipment sales and issues…

Wearing wireless sensors, Andrew Burns works up a sweat as Azar Alizadeh, back to camera, explains to visiting journalists the potential benefits of monitoring his sweat as he sheds it. Both are materials scientists at General Electric Global Research in Niskayuna, which showed off some of its newest technology Friday, April 28, 2017.

GE displays latest tech under development

By John Cropley Gazette Business Editor General Electric Global Research rolled out some of its newest technology on April 28 in a display for journalists of initiatives that might some day provide the industrial conglomerate with its next big thing…

Sirin Hamsho.

GE working to get Schenectady employee home

By Steven Cook Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA- A General Electric design engineer and native of Syria is stuck in Qatar after President Trump instituted the ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, according to the company and people who know…

General Electric in Niskayuna is one beneficiary of a $1.5 million initiative by the Department of Energy to produce large power transformers that are critical to the nation’s power grid. September 28, 2016.

GE Global Research cutting jobs in Niskayuna

By John Cropley NISKAYUNA — General Electric is reducing the workforce at its Global Research campus on River Road. GE would not say how many jobs are being eliminated or what the affected job descriptions are, but a source within the…

PHOTOGRAPHER: MARC SCHULTZ A 2016 view of the General Electric facility in Schenectady and Rotterdam.

GE to cut 35 jobs at Schenectady plant

By Brett Samuels General Electric is cutting 35 jobs based in Schenectady as it consolidates the clean energy branch of its business. “Current, powered by GE,” is the focus of realignment efforts within the company’s energy storage unit, resulting in the…

A shot of the 3D printing machine with one of the engineers in GE's Pilot Development Center on the campus in Niskayuna. (Photo courtesy of GE)

GE, GloFo putting energy into efficiency

BY STEPHEN WILLIAMS Gazette Reporter CAPITAL REGION — General Electric Global Research and GlobalFoundries have received three of the first 10 research contracts awarded under a new U.S. Department of Energy energy efficiency manufacturing research program. GE’s Niskayuna research center…


Naresh Achatya, senior engineer and leader of the new GE project.

GE plant in Niskayuna awarded $3.9 million

BY KATE BUNSTER Gazette Reporter NISKAYUNA — The General Electric Global Research operation in Niskayuna has been awarded $3.9 million to help create a smarter electric grid. “This is a great example of how digital technologies are transforming the industrial…