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.

More information here.