Russ Wiles of AZCentral.com tells his readers that a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and testing services is planning to build an advanced facility in Peoria, AZ. The new facility will bring in roughly 2,000 jobs. He writes:
Amkor Technology Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor packaging and testing services, said it plans to build an advanced facility in Peoria that could cost $2 billion, bring roughly 2,000 jobs and partner with another major chipmaking complex in the northwest Valley.
Tempe-based Amkor said it will package and test chips produced for Apple Inc. at the nearby Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. complex near Dove Valley Road and 43rd Avenue.
Amkor said it has secured roughly 55 acres of land with the intent of building a state-of-the-art manufacturing campus with more than 500,000 square feet of clean room space. The first phase of the manufacturing plant is targeted to be ready for production within the next two to three years. […]
“TSMC applauds Amkor for investing in the future of the semiconductor industry with us in Arizona,” he said in a statement. “ We share Amkor’s excitement for its significant investment and the value this facility will bring to TSMC, our customers and the ecosystem.”
Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer, said the computer and cellphone giant has worked with Amkor for more than a decade packaging chips used extensively in all Apple products.
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