Following several years of supply chain disruption and uncertainty, engineers are strengthening their reliance on strategic relationships with partners, such as distributors, as they seek to mitigate the complexities of the global components market. The second annual Avnet Insights survey, which keeps a pulse on trends and market forces amid the electronics and components industry, found that engineers and product designers are seeking opportunities to capitalize on the power of partnership to get products to market.
Companies that have planted large manufacturing footprints in Pinal County are betting on the region to support further growth of their operations and related companies in their supply chains in the electric vehicle and semiconductor industries. Over the decades, Pinal County has become a manufacturing hub but still has plenty of land and room to grow. To support the big visions of technology giants Intel Corp., Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Lucid Group Inc. and Nikola Corp., suppliers for both industries have been looking to cities south of Phoenix for new facilities that can supply jobs for thousands of workers.
President Joe Biden signed the CHIPS and Science Act on Tuesday, cementing historic investment into domestic semiconductor manufacturing. The legislation is backed by industry including one of Arizona’s largest private employers, Intel Corp., which is expanding its largest chip manufacturing plant, or fab, in Chandler. The company (Nasdaq: INTC) has more than 12,000 employees in Arizona, and plans to increase that number by 3,000 when the expansion is complete.
Emerge, the leading platform for freight procurement, has been named as one of azcentral’s Top Workplaces in 2022 ranking at number 15 in the mid-size business category. This is the second year that Emerge has been included in this impressive list, an initiative intended to help area businesses attract and retain the best and brightest employees. In its Scottsdale, Arizona headquarters, Emerge employs 200 professionals in sales, operations, finance, product development, and a wide range of other roles.
A sweeping plan to accelerate semiconductor investments and research in Arizona and across the country today cleared an important hurdle with passage of legislation by the U.S. Senate. Governor Doug Ducey welcomed the passage of the CHIPS for America Act, saying it will provide a critical boost to an important and growing sector of Arizona’s high-tech economy.
Blue Yonder, the fast-track Scottsdale shipping and logistics software maker, has named a new CEO as the company prepares to be spun out from parent company Panasonic into a new publicly traded entity. The new chief executive is Duncan Angove, a veteran tech sector executive with more than 25 years of enterprise software, retail and supply chain experience.
The past year has already been marked by major changes at Scottsdale’s Blue Yonder. Now the company appears headed for the stock market. Blue Yonder, which makes logistics software, was acquired by Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic last year in a blockbuster $7.1 billion purchase, and now Panasonic is looking to spin out Blue Yonder and its other supply chain management businesses into a public company.
By: Bianca Buliga, Director of Marketing & Communications, Arizona Technology Council Over the past several years, Arizona has steadily proven its ability to lead the nation in developing clean-energy technologies that benefit the state’s economy. KORE Power just finalized the purchase of 214 acres in Buckeye that will become home to the KOREPlex, a two […]
Emerge, the Scottsdale, Arizona technology company, has named Cameron Ramsdell as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Cameron will leverage his 20+ years of Freight industry experience to help build Emerge’s customer experience programs for Carriers and improve the company’s efficiency in operations. He brings in-depth knowledge using technology to enhance fleet performance. Cameron earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
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