Microelectronics at ASU

Powering the revival of American microelectronics

Creating a resilient microelectronics innovation ecosystem is critical to America’s security and economic competitiveness. Responding to this need, Arizona State University is working with industry and government partners to reestablish America’s capacity for domestic microelectronics and semiconductor manufacturing and innovation.

ASU is leveraging diverse capabilities and expertise and is coordinating with industry leaders to bolster microelectronics research and development and manufacturing, including the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and the State of Arizona’s investment in the New Economy Initiative. Building on and enhancing Arizona’s strong industrial base, ASU is working to strengthen the microelectronics supply chain and secure America’s commercial, national security and energy futures.

ASU’s approach is driven by industry needs, including leading microelectronics firms of ASU’s New Economy Industry Council.

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Research to advance innovation and growth

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Accessible, industry-relevant infrastructure

Access ASU’s world-class microelectronics R&D facilities and equipment for collaborative research

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Preparing a next-generation microelectronics workforce

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ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering: catalyzing semiconductor innovation and education

30,000 students


the largest engineering program in the U.S.

7,000+ students


studying microelectronics-related fields

5,100+ graduates


in 2020-2021

150+ faculty


engaged in microelectronics research and teaching

70+


degree programs

7


unique engineering schools

Strengthening Arizona’s microelectronics foundation

Arizona is poised to be at the epicenter of the American microelectronics revolution —
and ASU is committed to ensuring the industry’s success in our state. Working closely with leading microelectronics firms and leveraging Arizona’s investment in the New Economy Initiative, ASU is mobilizing the research and expertise, infrastructure and human capital necessary for industries and enterprises, large and small, to thrive. 

This work builds on decades of ASU engagement with business and civic leaders to develop the infrastructure, regulatory environment and talent to meet the needs of a rapidly growing microelectronics industry. As a result, more than 2,800 Arizona-based advanced manufacturers create 138,000 high-paying jobs, driving downstream growth of businesses and jobs across other industries. Most recently, Intel and the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC) invested a combined $32 billion in three new advanced manufacturing facilities in Arizona, and numerous other firms are making significant investments as well.

Find out how ASU’s innovation is driving the economy in Arizona.