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

Microelectronics Cluster

NOTE: This report was published in 2016 and the data on this page is reflective of that.

 

Improving Microelectronics Through Investment

The microelectronics cluster in Greater Phoenix is poised to contribute new advanced technology and information. This report focuses on establishing Greater Phoenix as a hub of enhanced production and new products. Greater Phoenix must continue to invest in this cluster in order to support these companies that provide sizable benefits to our regional economy.

Key Findings

Small Firms, Big Impact

Mergers, acquisitions, and large company consolidations are making headlines, but small firms are driving growth and innovation in the cluster.

 

Thriving due to Innovation

Some sectors within the cluster are thriving due to innovative processes and products, while other firms try to find new markets for their products.

 

True Industry Cluster

The region’s robust microelectronics supply chain supports a growing number of small companies and the establishment of a true industry cluster.

Growing the Millennial Technical Workforce

Attracting millennial workers to the cluster is becoming more important as companies face an increasing number of retirements.

 

A Need for Talent

Technology advancements require more talented, well-rounded workforce, creating new challenges for engineering education programs.

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Greater Phoenix has the seventh largest metro area for electronics employment

4%

The microelectronics cluster makes up 4% of Greater Phoenix's gross regional product

$137K

The average earnings in the microelectronics cluster in Greater Phoenix

28K

Greater Phoenix's microelectronics cluster has more than 28,000 jobs

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