Sunlit’s Planned Manufacturing Facility Brings $100 Million Investment to Phoenix

by Mike Hunter

Sunlit Chemical, a leading semiconductor chemical supplier based in Taiwan, recently broke ground on its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Phoenix. Sunlit’s presence advances Arizona’ reputation as a national semiconductor leader and advances the state’s unrivaled semiconductor industry supply chain.

“As an advanced manufacturer providing high-wage jobs to the region, Sunlit is a welcome addition to the rapidly growing semiconductor industry in Greater Phoenix,” says Chris Camacho, president and CEO of Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “In choosing Phoenix as its first U.S. facility, the company is joining a number of Taiwanese businesses that recognize the advantages our region provides.” This includes TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company), which is investing $12 billion to build its new U.S. plant in north Phoenix.

Representing a $100 million total investment in two phases, Sunlit’s 900,000-square-foot facility located on 17 acres in north Phoenix will produce hydrofluoric acid and other high-purity-grade industrial chemicals in the first phase, which will be operational in early 2023. The remaining $50 million investment for phase 2 involving raw material purification will be operational in 2025. The facility will adopt the vertical integration manufacturing process, streamlining operations.

With Sunlit’s in-house Research and Development facility and fleet of transportation vehicles, the company can offer streamlined supply chain and logistical solutions to its customers. Sunlit has continued to invest in two core concepts for self-reliant R&D of semiconductor-grade hydrofluoric acid technology, and is one of few manufacturers in the world that have 100 percent self-reliant technology to produce ultra-high purity hydrofluoric acid. As of 2020, Sunlit’s total production capacity is one of the top producers in the world and will reach 110 thousand ton globally in 2024.

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