Meyer Burger Technology AG announced today that the company is establishing a production site for high-performance solar modules in Goodyear. The investment is an important step in meeting Meyer Burger’s commitments to produce modules near end-customers, source material from regional suppliers, and improve overall sustainability by reducing transportation emissions and optimizing the carbon footprint of the company’s solar modules.
The State Route 85 and MC 85 area of the West Valley, which is being envisioned as a clean energy corridor, has started to see activity in recent months on the heels of the announcement of KORE Power’s battery manufacturing facility in Buckeye.
Arizona is in the running for a new manufacturing facility that will be developed as a result of a new satellite communications partnership between Honeywell International and Bay Area telecommunications company Skyloom Global.
Intel’s push to reclaim American dominance in the semiconductor market is a matter of national security, according to a top company executive. “If that semiconductor is being built overseas and potentially in an area with geopolitical risk, that puts the entire supply chain at risk, that creates potential national security issues for us,” Todd Brady, Intel’s vice president of public affairs and sustainability, told Fox News.
In a message he has been repeating all year, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger emphasized the importance of the domestic semiconductor industry to a crowd of lawmakers and business leaders in Oregon at a crucial time for the company. Intel (Nasdaq: INTC), which is based in Santa Clara, California, has 21,000 employees in Oregon, which is the company’s largest employee concentration and home to the chipmaker’s manufacturing R&D and leading edge manufacturing facility — in the industry called fabs.
Nikola Corp. (Nasdaq:NKLA), the hydrogen and electric semitruck manufacturer, bought its headquarters for $25 million, according to real estate database Vizzda. The company bought the 200,000-square-foot building at 4141 E Broadway Road in Phoenix from the Douglas Allred Company in a sale that closed Nov. 23.
Leonardo Electronics US Inc.(LEI), a provider of next-gen technologies for defense, security, medical, and industrial applications and a US subsidiary of Leonardo, today announces plans to expand its regional presence in Oro Valley, Arizona, north of Tucson.
Three Arizona companies made Inc. magazine’s inaugural Best-Led Companies in America list. The list highlights 250 companies throughout the U.S. with revenue between $50 million and $2 billion. Inc. and its editors used a proprietary algorithm to analyze each company’s management within four key areas: performance and value creation, market penetration and customer engagement, talent, and leadership team.
As the Biden administration pushes massive investments in clean energy as part of a goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050, the White House wants the technology behind that energy to be homegrown. That’s a challenge that Lindsay Gorrill, CEO of Kore Power, is ready to tackle. Kore, which was founded in 2019, announced plans to build a battery cell factory in Buckeye, Ariz., 40 miles west of Phoenix, earlier this year.
Semiconductors are the nation’s fifth-largest export, accounting for $49 billion in 2020. As the U.S. looks to increase chip production and fulfill its semiconductor needs on its own, Arizona is quickly emerging as a base for the industry’s growth and success. In fact, Arizona has skyrocketed to No. 3 in the nation with 107 semiconductor establishments operating here including Intel, TSMC, Microchip, onsemi, NXP and many others.