TSMC is the latest chapter in Arizona’s ascent to become the place for new semiconductor investments. Across the Valley in Chandler, Intel — whose first Arizona manufacturing facility went online in 1980 — is adding another two fabs to its Ocotillo campus at a cost of $20 billion.
As the United States looks to fulfill its semiconductor needs on its own, Arizona is fast emerging as a base for the domestic industry’s revival. View the Fall 2021 issue of TechConnect Magazine to read articles from TGen, Avnet, Arizona Commerce Authority, Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, UArizona and more.
With the development of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd.’s new facility in north Phoenix, Arizona Technology Council CEO Steve Zylstra joins others throughout Arizona who offer greetings to a significant addition to the state’s growing technology community.
The Arizona Technology Council’s President and CEO Steven G. Zylstra was selected as a 2021 Leader of the Year in the Technology category by the Arizona Capitol Times.
The Arizona Capitol Times presents the 2021 Leaders of the Year! Each year, the Arizona Capitol Times recognizes men, women and organizations that have contributed greatly to the growth of our state.
During its quarterly board meeting on July 29, the Arizona Technology Council elected three board members from Arizona State University, Honeywell and Quarles & Brady, added a new executive committee member from Intel Corporation, and announced the hiring of Bianca Buliga as its new director of Marketing and Communications. As one of the largest technology-driven trade associations in North America, the Council’s board and staff are instrumental in executing strategies and tactics that connect, empower and engage its members.
The Arizona Technology Council has been named a winner in the Public Policy Advocacy category and a finalist in the Creative Marketing & Communications category in the 2021 Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) Innovation Awards. TECNA, which represents approximately 60 technology associations across the United States and Canada, hosts the awards each year to recognize and honor technology council staff and teams who are integral to developing and implementing innovative and impactful work on behalf of a tech association.
The International Dark Sky Discovery Center is receiving a big boost in moving the plan forward with a $2.5 million allocation in the state budget for the upcoming fiscal year. With the $2.5 million in the state budget allocated to the International Dark Sky Discovery Center (IDSDC), the project enters Phase Two: detailed architectural design of this state-of-the-art, science-based facility,
In this podcast interview, Zylstra shed light on Arizona becoming as a great technology hub in the United States, how Arizona innovation compares to other states across the country; the flood of technology companies and tech talent moving to the Valley, the plethora of open, high-tech jobs; the importance of two of the most prominent industries in Arizona: semiconductors and aerospace; as well as the importance of venture capitalism and angel investing. Listen to the replay to hear valuable insight.