Greater Phoenix has been a leader in semiconductors since 1949 when Motorola first opened a facility in the region

Greater Phoenix: Home to growing semiconductor markets for new technological trends

Greater Phoenix has been a leader regarding top cities for semiconductor companies since 1949 when Motorola first opened a facility in the region. Today, many industry leaders call Greater Phoenix home with operations from Intel Corporation, ON Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors, Microchip Technology, and others. These established manufacturers have created a legacy of innovation in Greater Phoenix, fostering the region’s skilled engineering workforce and developing the semiconductor industry’s cutting-edge technologies.


To learn more, read our report on the microelectronics cluster in Greater Phoenix

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Grow With Us

The population of Greater Phoenix is 4.95 million and is expected to grow to 6.46 million in the next 20 years.

Source: US Census (ACS) Annual Estimates of Resident Population

Vibrant Workforce

A relatively young region, Greater Phoenix has a median age of 37.2, compared the national median age of 38.1.

Source: US Census Bureau

Spinoffs of the Established

New, leading semiconductor companies have spun out from established companies. Everspin Technologies, a leader in MRAM technology, spun out of Freescale before it became NXP Semiconductors.

Greater Phoenix: By the Numbers


Greater Phoenix is home to 22,203 semiconductor and other electronic component manufacturing jobs

EMSI 2021 Q1


Domestic companies accounted for about half of the semiconductor manufacturing market in 2019

2020 Congressional Research Service Report


Greater Phoenix is the third largest metro area for semiconductors manufacturing employment

EMSI 2021 Q1

Major Semiconductor Companies in Greater Phoenix

Explore the interactive map below to learn about major players in the Greater Phoenix market.

The microelectronics cluster in Greater Phoenix is poised to contribute new advanced technology and information.

A Diverse, Strong Supply Chain

The microelectronics cluster in Greater Phoenix is characterized by a diverse and strong, supportive supply chain. Companies throughout the vertical cluster indicate a strong preference for purchasing from other local companies. Overall, 70% of companies interviewed for our 2017 Microelectronics Cluster in Greater Phoenix Report bought mostly from other companies in the United States, and 63% of those companies mostly purchased products from other Arizona companies.

To learn more about the current clusters, access our industry analysis on the semiconductor ecosystem in Greater Phoenix.

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State Support of Engineering Leads to Qualified Graduates

Greater Phoenix’s semiconductor companies not only helped to shape the region’s economy but had a key role in advocating for improvement to Arizona’s educational system. They championed advancements to the state’s only engineering program at the time at the University of Arizona in Tucson, and supported, both publicly and financially, the creation of Arizona State University (from Arizona State College in Tempe) and its professional engineering school.

This support of engineering throughout Greater Phoenix has led to qualified engineering and manufacturing graduates. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Greater Phoenix had 3,605 engineering and manufacturing graduates with degrees ranging from Associate’s to Doctorate.

Source: EMSI 2021 Q1

Compare employment and labor costs in Greater Phoenix to other metropolitan cities.


Companies in Greater Phoenix

  • Amkor Technology
  • Arm
  • ASM
  • ASML
  • Advotech
  • Benchmark Electronics
  • Broadcom
  • Cirrus Logic
  • Entrepix
  • Everspin Technologies
  • FlipChip International
  • Integrated Device Technology
  • Infineon
  • Intel Corporation
  • Marvell Technologies
  • Microchip Technology
  • NXP Semiconductors
  • ON Semiconductor
  • Qualcomm
  • Retronix Semiconductor
  • Sumitomo Chemical


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