ON Semiconductor Advances Innovation in Phoenix Through Industry-academic Partnership

Sep 20, 2019 8:15 AM ET

Industry and academic partnerships are critical to strengthening innovation, talent and economic development in the Phoenix metro area. Arizona State University, the nation’s leading university for innovation, and ON Semiconductor, the Phoenix-based global semiconductor supplier, recognize the need for a skilled and talented workforce, and have partnered to ensure the pipeline of engineering and business professionals and technological development remains strong.

ASU offers a deep well of expertise in semiconductor technology among the faculty of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, and the nations’ second- and third-ranked undergraduate and graduate supply chain and logistics programs, respectively, in the W. P. Carey School of Business. ON Semiconductor offers a portfolio of products to help engineers solve electronic design problems and boasts a reliable world-class supply chain. In 2017, ON Semiconductor committed $2 million to ASU for the ON Semiconductor Endowed Professorships. This five-year award supports two professors’ efforts to help address pressing engineering and supply chain challenges as well as attract and retain top local talent. The faculty members selected are now two years into their professorships.

Learn more about ON Semiconductor's collaboration with ASU here.