As one of the youngest and fastest-growing states in the nation, Arizona’s pioneering spirit encourages its reputation as a hub for tech-enabled transformations. The state’s innovation ecosystem creates many opportunities for semiconductor applications. Arizona is home to the world’s leading semiconductor companies. With a specialized, high tech supply chain, semiconductor companies in the state are equipped with innovative ideas from top to bottom.
Amidst heightened global demand and a steadily shrinking share of the world’s most advanced microchip factories, the Arizona Commerce Authority joined semiconductor industry leaders and stakeholders to launch the National Semiconductor Economic Roadmap (NSER). The industry-led effort aims to boost U.S. semiconductor competitiveness through a focus on the workforce, supply chain and infrastructure to support semiconductor research and development, design, manufacturing, and end-applications.
investment in Arizona’s economy since 1996
For over 40 years, Intel has introduced some of the most advanced, cutting-edge technologies in Arizona, well before they are released to the rest of the world. In fact, Arizona is home to Intel’s largest manufacturing site. In March 2021, the company announced it would invest an additional $20 billion into the state with two new semiconductor fabs.
“It’s an incredible opportunity for Arizona; we made the initial announcement in 2020. This has been an incredible team effort with the federal government, state government, City of Phoenix, GPEC, the ACA and so many of our partners working together to ensure that TSMC and the entire semiconductor industry thrives.”
- Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority President & CEO
In May 2020, the world’s largest chip manufacturer, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC), announced its selection of Arizona for a $12 billion advanced manufacturing facility. The site will utilize TSMC’s 5-nanometer technology for semiconductor wafer fabrication and have the capacity to produce 20,000 wafers per month.
Arizona is a thriving state for semiconductors. Global tech giants in the state are advancing high-tech devices, cloud computing and IoT. Joining the Arizona semiconductor ecosystem means fueling the future with innovation and technology.