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Netherlands-Based ASM International N.V. Plans Scottsdale, Arizona, Innovation Center

ASM International N.V. , a semiconductor equipment company and global market leader in Atomic Layer Deposition, plans to establish a global technology and innovation center in Scottsdale, Arizona. The more than $300 million project is expected to create 500 jobs over the next six years.

The new 250,000-square-foot North American headquarters will be located on more than 20 acres. This investment includes lab equipment and infrastructure not just for research and development, but also for renewable energy, a water recycling facility, and other sustainability features. The company’s global operations and corporate support functions will also be on site, including supply chain, manufacturing engineering, a Global Training Center, and the Global Software Team.

“ASM’s facility in Arizona has always been a key center for development of leading technologies that enabled many breakthroughs in the global semiconductor industry,” said Benjamin Loh, CEO of ASM. “The investment in our new facility in Scottsdale will substantially expand our research and development activities, further strengthening Arizona as a hub for top-notch semiconductor innovation.”

ASM’s equipment is a key technology for the semiconductor integrated-circuit chips needed to make the electronics products that consumers and businesses use everywhere. Specializing in the wafer equipment market, the company’s focus is on the deposition of thin films, designing, making, selling, and servicing deposition tools to supply customers with advanced technologies used in wafer fabrication plants.

“ASM’s expansion further positions Arizona as the nation’s leading center for semiconductor innovation and manufacturing,” noted Sandra Watson, President and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA). “ASM has been a longtime industry partner in Arizona, and we look forward to supporting their continued success.”

ASM has seven R&D centers and four manufacturing facilities around the world, with its global headquarters located in the Netherlands.

“The burgeoning relationship between Greater Phoenix and the Netherlands is strengthened by partners like ASM that drive the advanced manufacturing ecosystem, create important jobs, and commit to sustainable efforts around the region,” added Chris Camacho, President and CEO, Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “This massive investment goes beyond the dollars, with plans to improve irrigation and river systems in Arizona as ASM continues to show good stewardship of its U.S. home.”

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