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What’s Arizona’s Secret?

ASM’s North American expansion will advance its semiconductor equipment R&D capabilities.

Photo courtesy of ASM International N.V.

Just weeks after Amkor Technologies announced its $2 billion semiconductor packaging and testing facility in Peoria, Arizona, yet another industry investment has been made in the state. This time ASM’s $300 million semiconductor R&D facility lands about 24 miles southeast in Scottsdale. The company, which located its North American headquarters in neighboring Phoenix in 1976, plans to construct its new HQ alongside its global technology and innovation center on the 20-acre site. “ASM’s facility in Arizona has always been a key center for development of leading technologies that enabled many breakthroughs in the global semiconductor industry,” said ASM CEO Benjamin Loh. “The investment in our new facility in Scottsdale will substantially expand our research and development activities, further strengthening Arizona as a hub for top-notch semiconductor innovation.” The company will focus on the wafer equipment many manufacturers use in semiconductor production to enhance its global supply chain. ASM plans to add an additional 500 new jobs with this investment.



Another Move in The Global Race

Semiconductors produced in Nomi will be used for EVs, automation technologies and household appliances.

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In establishing a new joint venture, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage and semiconductor manufacturer ROHM Co. aim to stabilize Japan’s semiconductor supply chain while meeting strong demand growth. The JV will produce silicon and silicon carbide power devices for the automotive industry and a number of industrial application uses. The $2.6 billion investment lands in Japan’s city of Nomi, located in the coastal Ishikawa prefecture. Once operational, the companies aim to increase their global competitiveness in the industry.



Fayetteville Scores for Georgia

The new HQ and National Training Center will allow visitors to explore the grounds when operational.

Rendering courtesy of U.S. Soccer Federation

The U.S. Soccer Federation and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced last week that Fayette County, located a little over 30 minutes south of Atlanta, would be home to U.S. Soccer’s HQ and national training center. The $228 million investment goes toward over 12 outdoor fields and over 100,000-sq.-ft. of indoor fields, servicing all 27 national teams, promoting youth development including coach and referee training. Construction for this project will begin in 2024, creating 440 new jobs. “We’re proud to be building a home that will support the future of soccer in America,” said U.S. Soccer President Cindy Parlow Cone. “The NTC will help player development at the highest level and serve as a central destination to support and inspire players across the country as well as a hub of knowledge and resources for all our member organizations. Beyond its national importance, the NTC will be an institution firmly rooted in its community. U.S. Soccer will work with local officials and corporate partners on the ground to engage the vibrant communities in Fayette County and the metro-Atlanta area to build new career pathways to sport, connect with fans, and grow the soccer community.”

Reports compiled and written by Alexis Elmore