Member Spotlight

SUMCO Phoenix Corporation

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SUMCO deserves special recognition for recently hosting  50 students and their teacher (a former SUMCO employee) from Paradise Valley High School’s Center for Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST) specialty program.


CREST is a recognized leader in STEM education with instructors who continuously develop innovative and engaging ways to provide students with authentic learning experiences that enhance the curriculum. More information here.

About SUMCO:

SUMCO Phoenix Corporation manufactures electronic-grade silicon wafers for the semiconductor industry. Our wafers are used by companies all over the world to make integrated circuits and semiconductor devices that power a myriad of electronic products, from computers to cell phones, digital watches to automobile engine systems.

With proprietary technologies pioneered in Japan and here in the U.S., SUMCO is able to meet and exceed customers’ expectations, even as their need for sub-micron-level surface flatness and hyper-clean surfaces increases.

SUMCO employs about 500 people at two manufacturing facilities in the United States. As a supplier to some of the giants in the electronics industry, SUMCO provides a full range of products and services to support our customers’ global operations and technology needs. These services include Research & Development on new technologies and product applications, worldwide inventory and product delivery management for customers, and an Internet-based customer information system that gives customers access to status reports and detailed technical information about their orders at any time, from anywhere in the world.

SUMCO is committed to being the preeminent silicon wafer supplier to the leaders of the global semiconductor industry. That’s why we have invested the time and energy to implement ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001 and QS 9000 management systems at all of our facilities, to ensure that we produce the highest quality wafers possible with minimum environmental impact.

Guiding Principles

We strive for excellence in every aspect of our business – products and services, client relationships, employee teamwork and corporate performance.

We focus on continuous improvement. We are always looking for better ways to do things, and we rely on our employees to help identify improvements.

We are committed to maintaining a healthy, safe and clean environment for our employees, and we have programs in place to assure this.

We believe in good corporate citizenship. Globally, that means treating our customers with respect and operating with honesty and integrity. Locally, it also means protecting and enhancing the environment and communities in which we work and live. We do this through responsible environmental management programs, volunteerism, and corporate and employee contributions to organizations that enrich our communities.

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PING in Phoenix, Arizona


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Intel in Chandler, Arizona


Intel in Arizona: $20 billion invested in Arizona manufacturing since 1996

Intel established a presence in Arizona in 1979, and began operations in Chandler the following year. With more than 11,000 employees, Intel Arizona is the company’s second largest site in the U.S., and the largest employer in Chandler. According to a recent study conducted by Arizona State University, the total employment impact of Intel’s operations on the Arizona economy is estimated to be more than 54,000 jobs.

In 2013, Intel’s economic impact in Arizona topped $5.3 billion. Intel’s operations in the state are estimated to have generated at least $432 million in direct and indirect taxes in 2013, representing 2 percent of all taxes collected by the state in 2011.


Manufacturing and R&D

Since 1996, Intel has invested more than $20 billion to build high-tech manufacturing capacity in Arizona. The Ocotillo site has the distinction of manufacturing Intel’s latest technology. Each year, Intel spends more than $500 million to support research and development in Chandler. In 2012, Intel invested more than $300 million to build a new R&D facility at its Chandler Boulevard site. Nationally, Intel is ranked as the No. 1 investor in R&D among publicly traded U.S. companies.

Intel’s Environmental Stewardship

Intel’s manufacturing and R&D facilities feature energy and water conservation measures that exemplify Intel’s long track record of environmental stewardship. Intel’s new construction standards have been designed to meet or exceed Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold criteria. Intel’s new R&D facility in Chandler was awarded LEED Gold certification in 2014.

In 2011, Intel became the first semiconductor company to obtain LEED certification for existing buildings for its entire Chandler manufacturing campus.

Intel in the Community

In 2013, Intel employees, Intel Corp. and the Intel Foundation gave more than $12.7 million in grants, donations and in-kind gifts to local schools, universities, non-profits and the Valley of the Sun United Way. About 5,000 Intel Arizona employees volunteered 156,000 hours in local schools and non-profit organizations. Through the Intel Involved Matching Grant Program, their time spent volunteering generated matching grants from the Intel Foundation of over $1.2 million, benefiting more than 500 local schools and non-profit organizations. Intel Arizona earned the No. 1 ranking in the Phoenix Business Journal’s Corporate Volunteer Programs list for 2012 and 2013.

In 2013, employees and retirees donated about $5.6 million in the annual Community Giving Campaign, resulting in an Intel Foundation matching gift of more than $3 million for the Valley of the Sun United Way.

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For 60 years, Sub-Zero has offered innovative, aesthetically appealing and technologically advanced solutions to meet virtually any home refrigeration need. Through foresight and responsiveness, the company has earned its position as an industry leader – a position Sub-Zero intends to maintain well into the new millennium.

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Pivot Manufacturing in Phoenix, Arizona


Pivot Manufacturing is a full service contract manufacturer offering turn-key solutions for milling, turning, mechanical & electro-mechanical assemble.  With more than 15 years experience in contract manufacturing, Pivot can help you with your machining, manufacturing needs, manage subcontractors and coordinate complex Bills-of-Material.

Located in a HubZone in Phoenix, Pivot Manufacturing is a minority-owned enterprise that subcontracts to Department of Defense contracts including BAE, General Dynamics and Raytheon as well as a number of other companies in the semiconductor, oil & gas, and aerospace industries.

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