Edwards, the leading provider of vacuum and reduction services and solutions to the global semiconductor industry, announced its investment in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chandler.
The new 200,000 square foot facility will leverage the latest manufacturing and digital technologies to support the growing North American semiconductor market with services and solutions for efficient and environmentally sustainable chip production.
“Unprecedented growth in the semiconductor market to meet growing consumer demand around the world has resulted in extraordinary growth in demand for Edwards products and services,” said Troy Metcalf, president of Edwards Semiconductor. Service. “Going forward, this growth is expected to continue, with our customers in the United States investing billions of dollars in additional manufacturing capabilities. At Edwards, we have a long tradition of supporting our customers with local service and manufacturing capabilities, and our investment in the Chandler plant continues that tradition.
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Semiconductor manufacturing is essential to support developments in the technology, electronics, transportation, science and health sectors. A recent surge in demand has seen widespread investment in US manufacturing capacity, and Edwards’ investment in a new facility in Arizona represents a significant step forward in securing supply chain capacity. necessary to support this growth.
“Arizona is grateful to Edwards for choosing Chandler as the site for its new manufacturing facility,” Governor Doug Ducey said. “This announcement reinforces Arizona’s reputation as an unparalleled manufacturing destination and strengthens the state’s growing semiconductor supply chain.”
The Chandler facility will also include warehousing facilities, factory areas, meeting rooms and a dedicated training center. It is expected that the new facility will create approximately 200 new jobs in the region, with room for growth parallel to the market.
“Greater Phoenix is at the center of a rapidly accelerating semiconductor movement, and Edwards’ expansion into Chandler is the latest addition to our burgeoning industrial ecosystem,” said Chris Camacho, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “They are an essential part of the manufacturing process that helps the region maintain a competitive edge, and we look forward to being a partner in their continued growth and success.”
Construction of the new Chandler site is underway and from the third quarter of this year the facility will begin refurbishment and assembly of critical equipment to meet the demand for new semiconductor manufacturing requirements . It will use advanced automation and data solutions to disassemble, clean, inspect, repair, replace and reassemble vacuum pumps. Reducing transportation through proximity to customers, as well as recycling water and using renewable energy will all contribute to more sustainable manufacturing operations.
“Chandler continues to attract significant investment from the semiconductor supply chain and we are thrilled to announce this latest addition,” said Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “Edwards went through an extensive site selection process and ultimately chose Chandler because of our first-class labor pool, excellent transportation access and excellent quality of life. We look forward to to partner with Edwards as they invest in our community in the months and years to come.”
“Edwards is a global leader in the semiconductor supply chain and we are proud that the company is part of the Arizona semiconductor industry,” said Sandra Watson, President and CEO. of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Edwards’ innovative vacuum and reduction solutions for semiconductor manufacturing will advance Arizona’s leadership as a semiconductor hub while creating hundreds of skilled jobs. We look forward to supporting Edwards as they begin production at their manufacturing facility later this year. »
The purchase price of EdwardsThe investment in the new facility is not disclosed.