Viavi Solutions Inc. announced it has opened its new production facility in Chandler, Arizona. The company has added to U.S. manufacturing capacity as it has grown its presence in the state, including the move of its global headquarters. Since preparations to move its global headquarters from California began in 2021, the company has already made significant contributions to the business and technology community.
The state of Arizona plans to invest $40 million in Arizona State University to lead a multi-year initiative for the state’s future water supply. The university said in a Wednesday announcement from ASU and Gov. Doug Ducey that it will work with industrial, municipal, agricultural, tribal and international partners to accelerate and deploy new approaches and technology for water conversation, augmentation, desalination, efficiency, infrastructure and reuse.
Apple Inc. plans to buy chips from an Arizona semiconductor plant that expects to begin operations in 2024, Bloomberg News reported. Tim Cook, CEO of the tech giant, seemed to refer to the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. fab that’s under construction in north Phoenix when he made the remarks during internal meetings in Germany, Bloomberg reported.
Tuesday, November 8, 2022, the Arizona Technology Council and Arizona Commerce Authority announced the winners of the 2022 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation awards. Innovator of the Year for Academia was awarded to Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) and Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) for their Artificial Intelligence partnership with Intel.
A Wall Street Journal report said Wednesday that chip giant Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. could be planning a multibillion-dollar expansion in Phoenix in addition to what’s it’s already planning to build. TSMC plans to announce in the coming months that it will build a “cutting-edge” semiconductor factory, or fab, north of Phoenix, according to people who spoke with the Wall Street Journal and are familiar with the expansion plans.
Across Arizona, communities are increasingly forced to deal with the consequences of extreme heat exacerbated by climate change and urban growth. Cities in the region routinely experience more than 30 days above 110 degrees Fahrenheit each summer and growing populations continue to be strained by the complex interactions of extreme heat, atmospheric pollutants, and limited water supplies.
A broad array of Arizona’s electric utilities, local governments, technology leaders, and other public and private sector energy stakeholders are convening Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022, at the Arizona Electrification Summit, a forum designed to advance cost-effective electrification measures that save consumers money, reduce emissions, and improve the efficiency and resiliency of the electric grid.
The Arizona Technology Council, in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority, has announced the winners of the 2022 Governor’s Celebration of Innovation awards. Winners of this prestigious annual award program represent the best of the best in Arizona’s technology, science and education ecosystem. This year’s recipients were recognized tonight in a ceremony at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Phoenix is the first place Waymo launched a public ride-hail service with no human behind the wheel over two years ago. Waymo is taking the next step by initiating the industry’s first-ever paid trips to and from an airport, with an autonomous specialist present for now, at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, starting November 1.
The International Semiconductor Executive Summits (I.S.E.S.) – USA will take place in Arizona on March 7-8, 2023 at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass, with more than 150 industry leaders, visionaries and technology experts convene again in Arizona to present insights into the latest trends, innovations and developments across the microelectronics supply chain. The event will be co-hosted by Headline Partner, Greater Phoenix Economic Council. The International Semiconductor Executive Summits – USA, the premier conference for leaders in the Semiconductor eco-systems, will feature on-site keynotes and executive panels with thought leaders from the semiconductor ecosystem, academia and government. Registration is open here.