In today’s job market, it is more important than ever to offer a comprehensive benefits package to attract and retain top-tier technology talent. That’s why the Council partnered with Empower Retirement (formerly MassMutual) and UBS Institutional Consulting Group to offer member companies exclusive access to our 401(k) Multiple Employer Plan (MEP).
This year’s International Women’s Day has come and gone. For one day, it’s a chance to show those women closest to us how much they are admired and the impact that they have on our lives. But why just one day? I would be kidding myself if I believed that one day is plenty. After all, I’m surrounded by women who make a critical difference when it comes to operating the Arizona Technology Council.
Would you want to rely on someone without the proper education and training to design the IT network used around the clock by your company? Of course not. And on the occasion there is a hiccup in the system, wouldn’t you agree that the techs getting everything up and running again is more important than where they were trained or even where they were born?
The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday narrowly passed a multibillion-dollar bill aimed at increasing American competitiveness with China and boosting U.S. semiconductor manufacturing, despite Republican opposition.
You’ve heard his name and likely run into him at a number of community events, but how much do you really know about Steve Zylstra? In this month’s employee profile, we’re learning more about Steve and what led him to Arizona and serving as the Council’s president and CEO for the past 15 years.
It’s fitting that TechConnect at this time showcases the innovations of broadband in Arizona. Just as we all have been through a great deal of change during nearly two years, we still have managed to discover our own new ways of staying connected. While the technology has helped, so has the resiliency of the human spirit.
Can it get any better than this? As Capitol Hill observers may tell you, it seems to have taken the topics of clean energy and broadband to help build a bridge across the partisan divide that has meant gridlock among Washington lawmakers for some time. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill recently signed into law by President Joe Biden and the Build Back Better Act that is still the topic of congressional discussions feature components to give us hope for a reenergized future in America.
In my last technology column, I had the opportunity to highlight the technology industries and organizations making a major impact on Arizona’s economic growth and our establishment as a worldwide innovation leader. The past 1½ years have been tough on everyone, but the resilience of our technology ecosystem has played a significant role in helping Arizona recover.
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.