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SEMICON West Makes Two Big Moves – Shifts To October In 2024, Begins Annual Rotation With Phoenix In 2025

PHOENIX, AZ (January 24, 2023) — A fixture in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than 50 years, SEMICON West is moving to Phoenix for a five-year annual rotation starting in 2025 and shifting from its longstanding July event dates to October beginning in 2024, SEMI announced today. The event, North America’s premier microelectronics exhibition and conference, will be held again in Arizona in 2027 and 2029, with all three appearances at the Phoenix Convention Center. 


Sandra Watson Applauds Governor Hobbs Budget To Grow Arizona Momentum

PHOENIX, AZ (January 13, 2023) — President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority Sandra Watson today released the following statement on the release of Governor Hobbs’ budget. “Governor Hobbs’ executive budget promises to build on Arizona’s rising momentum, with sizeable investments announced for K-12 education, universities and community colleges, workforce training, water security, and more."


JA Solar Announces First U.S. Solar Module Manufacturing Facility In Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ (January 10, 2023) — JA Solar, a global solar cell and module manufacturing leader, announced today it has leased space for its first manufacturing facility in the U.S. in Phoenix, Arizona. The new facility will produce high-performance photovoltaic (PV) products, and is expected to be operational by Q4 2023, creating over 600 new jobs. Representing a $60 million investment, the new facility will have a production capacity of 2 gigawatts (GW) once it is fully functional.

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