Arizona Solidifies Position as America’s Chips Hub, Will Host SEMICON West after 50 Years in San Francisco

The semiconductor conference is “North America’s premiere microelectronics exhibition”

In case you missed it, Arizona broke Silicon Valley’s “monopoly” over SEMICON West, and will host the premier microelectronics exhibition in 2025. Moving forward, the conference will be hosted in Phoenix on a rotating basis. The news comes as Maricopa County was named the best county in the US for company expansions, private investment, and jobs created. “It has never been … [More]

SEMICON West in San Francisco Puts Arizona Front and Center as the New Home of America’s Semiconductor Resurgence

Arizona’s record investments and workforce development innovations lead the nation

As SEMICON West 2024 kicks off, Arizona stands in the national spotlight as the epicenter of America’s semiconductor resurgence. Arizona leads the nation in semiconductor investment, supplier expansions and jobs. Since 2020, Arizona has won more than 40 semiconductor expansions, representing over $102 billion in capital investment and over 15,700 direct industry jobs. These … [More]

Research Initiative Advances Arizona’s Semiconductor Ecosystem by Using Sound-Based Technology

The Partnership for Economic Innovation (PEI), a passionate collective of business and community leaders dedicated to accelerating Arizona’s economic opportunities, announced Crystal Sonic, a Phoenix-based hard-technology start-up, is joining its industry-leading Applied Research Center. This public-private partnership with researchers at ASU will advance chip manufacturing … [More]

Advanced Packaging Takes Chips to the Next Level

ASU plugged into this next breakthrough in microchip tech with curriculum, partnerships with industry leaders

With Moore’s Law being stretched to its maximum, research and innovation are turning to advanced packaging to make electronics more powerful and enhance the capabilities of the tiny devices that drive the technology-based products consumers enjoy and that national defense systems rely on. Arizona State University is a key partner for the semiconductor packaging industry … [More]

TSMC Arizona Announces Plans for Third Leading-Edge Fab in Phoenix through $6.6B in Proposed CHIPS Act Funding

Third fab will produce the most advanced leading-edge semiconductors in the U.S., bringing TSMC’s total investment in Arizona to over US$65 Billion

TSMC announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce and TSMC Arizona have signed a non-binding preliminary memorandum of terms (PMT) for up to US$6.6 billion in direct funding under the CHIPS and Science Act. TSMC also announced plans to build a third fab at TSMC Arizona to meet strong customer demand leveraging the most advanced semiconductor process technology in the United … [More]

onsemi Aligns Business Groups to Expand Product Portfolio and Accelerate Growth

onsemi announced the formation of the Analog and Mixed-Signal Group (AMG) which will be led by newly appointed group president, Sudhir Gopalswamy. The group will be focused on expanding onsemi’s portfolio of industry-leading power management and sensor interface devices to unlock an additional $19.3 billion total addressable market and accelerate the company’s growth in the … [More]

Intel and Biden Admin Announce up to $8.5 Billion in Direct Funding Under the CHIPS Act

The Biden-Harris Administration announced today that Intel and the U.S. Department of Commerce have signed a non-binding preliminary memorandum of terms (PMT) for up to $8.5 billion in direct funding to Intel for commercial semiconductor projects under the CHIPS and Science Act. CHIPS Act funding aims to increase U.S. semiconductor manufacturing and research and development … [More]

TSMC Arizona Achieves ‘Topping’ Milestone on Second Fab

TSMC joined with its construction partners in a “topping out” ceremony — in which the last steel beam was raised into place — on the company’s second semiconductor fab in Phoenix, Arizona. This month, TSMC also completed the topping milestone on the second fab’s auxiliary buildings, which will supply the necessary utilities infrastructure to the fab clean room. In addition to … [More]

New Partner of Advanced Manufacturing Accelerator Program Announced

Plug and Play accelerateAZ, a program of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA), announced NXP® Semiconductors as the newest corporate partner in the Advanced Manufacturing Accelerator program, joining previously-announced partners Intel, Honeywell Aerospace, and Raytheon Missiles & Defense. Plug and Play accelerateAZ will connect Advanced Manufacturing Accelerator program … [More]

Intel Announces New Foundry Collaboration, Platform to Be Manufactured in Arizona

Intel Corp. and United Microelectronics Corporation, a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that they will collaborate on the development of a 12-nanometer semiconductor process platform to address high-growth markets such as mobile, communication infrastructure and networking. The long-term agreement brings together Intel’s at-scale U.S. manufacturing capacity … [More]

Saras Micro Devices Opens New Headquarters and Manufacturing Center after Relocating from Atlanta

Saras Micro Devices, an emerging leader in cutting-edge power performance solutions leveraging integrated packaging design, announced the grand opening of its new headquarters and state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chandler, Arizona. The decision to open a new manufacturing center in Arizona is part of Saras’ longer-term strategy to support its growth in the … [More]

Intel Drives ‘AI Everywhere’ into Automotive Market at CES

Intel announces agreement to acquire Silicon Mobility SAS for advanced EV energy management and new AI-enhanced family of software-defined vehicle SoCs.

At CES, Intel announced plans to drive the company’s AI everywhere strategy into the automotive market, including a deal to acquire Silicon Mobility, a fabless silicon and software company that specializes in SoCs for intelligent electric vehicle (EV) energy management. Intel also announced: a new family of AI-enhanced software-defined vehicle system-on-chips (SoCs), with Zeekr … [More]

Semiconductor Packaging Co. Announces U.S. Advanced Packaging and Test Facility in Peoria

Representing a $2 billion investment, the new facility will create 2,000 new jobs

Amkor Technology, Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and test services, has announced its plan to build an advanced packaging and test facility in Peoria, Arizona. By the time of full project completion, Amkor projects to invest approximately $2 billion and employ approximately 2,000 people at the new facility. Amkor is the only US-headquartered OSAT … [More]

New Actions Strengthen Arizona’s Premier Semiconductor Talent Pipeline

Governor Hobbs joined leaders from industry, government, academia, and childcare nonprofits to announce a robust set of actions aimed at enhancing Arizona’s premier semiconductor workforce, increasing opportunities for apprenticeships, and supporting Arizona workers and families. The actions build on Arizona’s already substantial network of training and education assets for … [More]

Global Electronics Co. Opens New Semiconductor Equipment and Services Office in Chandler

$39 million investment is the largest investment the company has made in its semiconductor equipment and services business

EMD Electronics, the Electronics business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in the U.S. and Canada, celebrated the grand opening of its newest factory in Chandler, Arizona. The opening of the site is part of the "Level Up" growth program announced in late 2021. The factory features a 75,000-square-foot building that doubles the company’s manufacturing capacity in the U.S. to … [More]

Their Take: Intel Addresses Semiconductor Workforce Shortage

The future of the semiconductor industry depends on the education of students, and Intel is working to make sure those students are ready.

by Gabriela Cruz Thompson

  The U.S. semiconductor industry is facing a troubling workforce gap nationwide, highlighted in a recent report by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). The report says the workforce needed in the semiconductor industry is expected to grow 33% from approximately 345,000 jobs today to approximately 460,000 jobs by 2030. However, 58% (or roughly 67,000) of projected new … [More]

Governor Hobbs Discusses Jobs, Sustainable Economic Growth, and Partnership with TSMC during Taiwan Visit

Governor Katie Hobbs met with TSMC suppliers and top executives to highlight the state’s leadership in advanced manufacturing and encourage continued investments that will create good-paying jobs and build businesses in the state. Following the meetings, Governor Hobbs toured the TSMC Fab manufacturing plant and water treatment facilities where TSMC has achieved a water … [More]

Can the Valley of the Sun become Silicon Valley 2.0?

ASU News

Is Arizona the new Silicon Valley? It certainly could be. A perfect storm of opportunities is brewing with manufacturing, electric vehicles and technologies like artificial intelligence. One missing ingredient is a more widespread investor appetite to go big. But AI could change that and level the playing field, according to one Arizona State University … [More]

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