Wednesday, December 6, 2023

ASM International Announces $300M Expansion in Arizona, Boosted by Dutch-U.S. Collaboration with Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Support

ASM International N.V. is set to expand its U.S. operations with a €300 million investment in a new facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. This expansion, covering more than 20 acres, aims to bolster their research, technology development, and manufacturing capabilities in the semiconductor industry. The state-of-the-art site, spanning 250,000 square feet, will host various functions, emphasizing renewable energy and sustainability.

A rendering of the new ASM HQ (source ASM America)

This move marks a significant step in reinforcing Arizona's position as a hub for semiconductor innovation and highlights the strong Arizona-Netherlands partnership. Notably, Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, emphasized the importance of this expansion in strengthening cross-border collaborations and the global semiconductor value chain. The initiative is viewed as pivotal in fostering Dutch-U.S. partnerships and propelling advancements in the industry.

“Arizona and the U.S. are valuable partners in the Netherlands’ mission to co-create solutions that promote innovation and partnerships in the global semiconductor value chain,” said Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands. “It is through these types of cross-border collaborations that we are shaping the future of advancements in this growing industry.”

The new facility will create approximately 500 new jobs over six years, focusing on engineering and research roles. ASM's commitment to sustainability is evident in its plans for LEED certification and water reuse programs. Additionally, the company has formed partnerships with local organizations for environmental conservation efforts, showcasing its dedication to community and environmental stewardship. This expansion by ASM International is set to significantly enhance semiconductor technology and innovation, highlighting the growing synergy between the U.S. and the Netherlands in this vital sector.

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