Known as the "Community of Innovation," Chandler has a rich history in high-tech manufacturing and development that dates back more than 50 years and has become a popular base of operations for leading manufacturing employers.
In Chandler, you will find that there is a wide range of different sized manufacturers experiencing strong growth within our community.
Manufacturing jobs represent 20% of all jobs in Chandler, this is the highest percentage among the 10 largest cities in Greater Phoenix Region.
A Few of the Leading Companies Operating in Chandler
The multinational technology company located in Chandler in 1980 and has approximately 12,000 employees spread across two campuses. In 2020, Intel opened its Fab 42 facility at its Ocotillo campus, a $7 billion investment planned to create 3,000 jobs here in Chandler. In March 2021, Intel announced that it will invest $20 billion to build two additional fabrication facilities in Chandler, anticipated to create another 3,000 high-wage jobs.
The global semiconductor company has a manufacturing and R&D campus in Chandler with approximately 1,700 employees. NXP most recently completed a $100 million expansion at its Chandler campus dedicated to manufacturing 5G network transistors and RF power amplifiers.
Headquartered in Chandler, Microchip is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors. The global company has approximately 1,500 employees in Chandler. Microchip was founded in 1987, but its history in Chandler dates back to the 1970s when it was the microelectronics division of General Instrument.
The company's launch vehicle business in Chandler began in the 1980s and recently moved into a new 633,000-square-foot build-to-suit campus on the Price Corridor to accommodate planned growth. Northrop Grumman has more than 2,000 employees in Chandler and continues to hire.
One of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and embedded solutions. Avnet has approximately 600 employees at its logistics and distribution operations in Chandler.
Headquartered in Chandler, the engineered materials solutions company first located in 1966. Already the headquarters for the company's Advanced Connectivity Solutions business segment, Rogers Corporation relocated its global headquarters to Chandler in 2016. The company has approximately 450 employees in Chandler spread across multiple facilities.
Headquartered in Chandler, Isola designs, develops, manufactures and markets copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepregs used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards.
Headquartered in Chandler, Everspin is a public semiconductor company and world leader in designing, manufacturing, and commercially shipping discrete and embedded Magnetoresistive RAM (MRAM) and Spin-Torque MRAM. The company has approximately 65 employees in Chandler.
Recent News and Announcements
Intel will be expanding its semiconductor manufacturing operations by building two new fabrication facilities at its Ocotillo Campus in Chandler. Intel expects Fab 52 and 62 to be production ready in 2024, creating more than 3,000 high-tech jobs.
VirTra, a global provider of training simulators for the law enforcement, military, educational and commercial markets, has acquired a property in Chandler, Arizona that consists of approximately 4.3 acres and an industrial building with approximately 76,650 square feet.
Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) (“VIAVI”), a global leader in network testing and optical technologies, has leased 15,000 square feet of office space in Chandler’s Price Corridor. The office building is located within the Allred Park Place development at 1445 S. Spectrum Blvd.
Edwards, the leading supplier of vacuum and abatement services and solutions to the global semiconductor industry, has announced its investment in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chandler. The facility is located at 2411 E. Germann Road, Chandler, Ariz.