Wearables

GREATER PHOENIX: where business comes together to make the world better

Greater Phoenix has a long history of developing advanced sensors and electronics to support the wearables industry. These technologies across the region have recently found their way into medical devices and other innovative applications. Over the past 50 years, this region has become one of the most significant areas for developing and manufacturing microelectronics and semiconductors. Because of its robust supply chain and workforce, Greater Phoenix is well positioned to support both legacy wearable companies and emerging disruptors.

Microelectronics supply chain

A robust ecosystem of semiconductor manufacturers and related technology manufacturers.

Competitive operating environment

Arizona has low corporate tax rates and competitive land and human capital costs.

talent pipeline

From engineering programs to computer science, Arizona is producing top talent needed to support the workforce demands.

Positioned to Support and Expand

Greater Phoenix has a long history of developing advanced sensors and electronics, these technologies have recently found their way into medical device applications. Over the past 50 years, Greater Phoenix has become one of the most significant regions for developing and manufacturing microelectronics and semiconductor devices, with a high concentration of firms in the semiconductor supply chain and integrated circuit design and manufacturing.

Because of its robust supply chain and workforce Greater Phoenix is well positioned to support both new-to-market wearable companies and the expansion of our existing cluster.

Selecting greater phoenix

Here are just a few reasons why so many top companies choose Greater Phoenix:

  • True redundancy of power is available at a range of sites
  • Water capacity to meet the needs of large users, as well as ultra-pure nitrogen infrastructure
  • Competitive operating cost and tax environment with a number of available incentives
  • Experienced permit and economic development teams who know how to care for large facilities and FABs
  • Active workforce development community that is committed to partnering with business to meet their unique requirements

71%

of 16-24 year olds want a wearable device

20%

of companies are testing out wearable devices in basic uses like security access, employee time management, and real-time employee communication

125M

Wearable units are expected to ship in 2019

Sampling of wearable companies in Greater Phoenix

Many companies below also provide identity protection, military applications, and other various forms of security.

  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Ability Dynamics
  • Avnet
  • Benchmark
  • Bioconcepts Inc
  • Biomet Southwest
  • Cayenne Medical
  • Cranial Technologies
  • Cymedica Orthopedics
  • Dexcom
  • GE healthcare
  • Intel
  • Luther
  • Medapps
  • Medtronic
  • Neural Micro Devices
  • Neuromechanical Innovations
  • NXP
  • On Semiconductor
  • Regenesis Biomedical
  • Rightbio Metrics
  • Rogers Corporation
  • St. Jude Medical
  • Sumco
  • Medical Companies
  • Abrazo Healthcare
  • Banner Health
  • Cancer Treatment Centers of America
  • Dignity Health
  • Equality Health
  • HealthTell
  • HonorHealth
  • Maricopa Integrated Health System
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Tgen
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance
  • Wearable Tech Companies
  • Benchmark Electronics
  • DataSoft
  • Garmin
  • Life365
  • LivaNova
  • Medi Clinic
  • Medtron Technology
  • Mediserve Information Systems
  • Neolight
  • Orion Health
  • SpringActive
  • Sxc Health Solutions
  • Theraspecs
  • UnisLink
  • Virmedice

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Did you know?

The East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) provides high school students and adults with the opportunity to develop technical skills in areas like aviation, welding, and robotics engineering. By offering programs to both adult and high school learners, EVIT helps ensure that the region has a consistent pipeline of new manufacturing talent.