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]

Tempe-Based Semiconductor Equipment Reseller Expands Presence in Taipei

Moov, the largest and fastest growing global marketplace for used semiconductor equipment, announced it will be expanding its presence in Taipei with a new office located in Taipei and dedicated staff on the ground. The company will also be exhibiting at Semicon® Taiwan booth N1191 (Hall 1 – 4F). "We are excited and humbled by our success in the world's more important … [More]

Rapid Population Growth, Collaborative Training Programs Power Arizona’s Premier Semiconductor Workforce

For more than 70 years, Arizona has stood at the forefront of semiconductor design, development, and production. The future looks even brighter. Industry leaders have announced more than $60 billion in investment since 2020, the most of any state, and Arizona leads the nation in the number of supplier investments announced during that time (SIA). With decades of industry … [More]

Their Take: Intel Is Poised to Unleash America’s Innovation Boom, Fueled by the CHIPS Act

by Al Thompson

It’s been one year since President Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act into law, launching the most significant industrial policy initiative in a generation. In addition to the much-discussed manufacturing boom the law incentivized, we also stand on the cusp of America’s next big innovation boom. Powered by the promises of the CHIPS Act, Intel is doubling down on research … [More]

Chemical-Logistics Co. Announces Plans to Build Semiconductor Chemical, Gas Distribution and Warehouse Facility in Casa Grande

NRS Logistics America, a leading chemical-logistics company providing transport, storage and distribution, and asset leasing services for the chemical and industrial markets, announced today plans to build a semiconductor chemical and gas products distribution and storage facility in Casa Grande, Arizona. The first phase of the facility is expected to be operational in Q4 2024, … [More]

Engineering Systems Co. Opens New Advanced Technology Center in Chandler

Yield Engineering Systems (YES), a leading provider of technology solutions and process equipment for the semiconductor ecosystem and applications, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new 123,000-square-foot facility in Chandler, Arizona. The facility is located at 3200 W. Germann Road within the Price Corridor employment center. The state-of-the-art YES Advanced … [More]

onsemi Secures $1.95B with Leading Global Manufacturers of Solar Inverters

onsemi, a leader in intelligent power and sensing technologies, announced it has secured $1.95B in long-term supply agreements (LTSAs) for its intelligent power technologies with leading global manufacturers of solar inverters, contributing to onsemi’s position as the number one power semiconductor supplier in this rapidly growing market. By offering superior die … [More]

Alliance Brings $270M to Create World-Class Materials-to-Fab Facility

Arizona State University and Applied Materials, Inc. announced an alliance, aided by the Arizona Commerce Authority, that brings more than $270 million to create a world-class shared research, development and prototyping facility, the Materials-to-Fab (MTF) Center, in the university’s MacroTechnology Works building at ASU Research Park. The MTF Center will be designed to … [More]

SEMICON West 2023 Opens Tomorrow to Showcase Industry Growth to $1 Trillion, Sustainability and Talent

Critical semiconductor industry topics will take center stage at SEMICON West 2023, opening tomorrow with leading CEOs gathering at the Moscone Center in San Francisco for the latest insights into industry growth opportunities, sustainability, and workforce development. The July 11-13 event, North America's premier exhibition and conference for the microelectronics supply … [More]

Report: Intel Highlights Arizona Impact in 2023 RISE Report

Intel Corporation, Arizona’s largest technology manufacturer, has unveiled its local progress towards achieving its 2030 companywide goals of responsible, inclusive, and sustainable business practices in its 2023 RISE Report. In the report, Intel outlines the company's multi-faceted impact on Arizona communities through local purchasing, charitable donations, volunteerism, … [More]

Manufacturer Announces Entry into U.S. Market to Address Rapid Semiconductor Fab Growth

HTC, a Taiwan-based company and leading manufacturer of specialty process components, systems, and services for highly complex semiconductor manufacturing operations, announced its expansion into the U.S. with the opening of a new North American headquarters, ‘HTC-America,’ strategically based in Phoenix. The move is driven by an increase in market demand in the U.S. due to new … [More]

Valley Tech Innovator Selected by Nasdaq for 100 Index

onsemi, a leader in intelligent power and sensing technologies, will be added to the Nasdaq-100 Index® prior to market open on Tuesday, June 20, 2023. The inclusion comes after two consecutive years of record results, tripling the company’s market cap over the last 30 months. The company closed out 2022 with $8.3 billion in revenue and with earnings growing 3x faster than … [More]

Phoenix-Based Capital Equipment Co. Sets New Industry Standard for Semiconductor Manufacturing

CollabraTech Solutions, a full-service capital equipment company, has announced the latest evolution of its Liquid Chemical Delivery System, which addresses the challenging logistical component lead times facing the market and the pain points experienced by customers designing semiconductor applications. With an industry-leading lead time of just 20 weeks, these … [More]

TSMC Showcases New Technology Developments at 2023 Technology Symposium

In Business Magazine Semi Insights TSMC showcased its latest technology developments at its 2023 North America Technology Symposium in Santa Clara, CA., including progress in 2nm technology and new members of its industry-leading 3nm technology family, offering a range of processes tuned to meet diverse customer demands. These include N3P, an enhanced 3nm process for better … [More]

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