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Ambassador Event: Greater Phoenix Tech Story

Insight on Greater Phoenix technology, startup and venture capital ecosystems Greater Phoenix has evolved with the needs of industry since its emergence as a tech leader, supplying military technology after World War II. The region has grown into a home for a variety of next-generation ecosystems in the modern internet age. “We think we’ve entered […]

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GPEC Statement: America COMPETES Act and U.S. Innovation...

July 8, 2022

In January of 2021, Congress passed the CHIPS Act. Now, more than a year later, we are still waiting for funds to be designated. It is imperative that House and Senate leaders reconcile differences in the America COMPETES Act and U.S. Innovation and Competition Act – allocating $52 billion dollars for investment in semiconductor manufacturing, […]

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Regional Report: Semiconductors

Greater Phoenix becoming global semiconductor industry hub Major investment to the Greater Phoenix economy from domestic and international semiconductor companies has presented the region with an opportunity to become a world leader in the industry. In 1990, almost 40% of the global semiconductor chain was produced in the U.S., but production capacity is now around […]

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Free to be: A game-changer

Laura Franco French, director of state government relations, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) I’m Laura Franco French and I’m originally from Phoenix, Arizona. I’m currently the Director of State Government Relations with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).  Prior to being hired at TSMC, I worked in the Mayor’s office as a member of the team that worked with […]

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Phoenix is a top city for startup operations

Moov Technologies’ HQ shift to Greater Phoenix was...

As Moov Technologies doubled down on Greater Phoenix during the pandemic, it was natural for tech company to move its headquarters from San Francisco to Tempe.

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71 Years young: Valley’s semiconductor sector shows...

by Ron Starner Just how important is the semiconductor industry to Greater Phoenix? Consider this: one of the largest semiconductor manufacturing plant investments in history is taking place right now in Chandler. The $7 billion investment into Intel’s Fab 42 facility in Chandler is ongoing and upon completion will fabricate the most advanced computer chips […]

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"Our tech scene continues to evolve and elevate with great companies such as mine based in the Valley," says Director Corporate Communications of ON Semiconductor Kris Pugsley. "It's great to see such a great presence here in Phoenix."

What makes Greater Phoenix so great: Kris Pugsley

What is your first and last name?   Kris Pugsley How old are you?  38 What city do you currently reside in?  Cave Creek How long have you lived in Greater Phoenix?  8.5 years Where are you originally from and why’d you decide to move to Arizona?  Chicago, Illinois. I moved to Arizona for the warmer […]

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