A multi-million-dollar capital investment will help Yield Engineering Systems develop and build equipment to support domestic chip manufacturing
June 1, 2022
CHANDLER, Ariz.—Yield Engineering Systems, Inc. (YES) reported it has leased a 123,000-square-foot facility within the Price Corridor in Chandler, Arizona, that will support the company’s efforts to serve the region’s thriving semiconductor industry.
Yield Engineering Systems develops and manufactures thermal, deposition, and wet process equipment that is used in semiconductor, life sciences, and display manufacturing. The Chandler facility will house a Technology Center with R&D functions, cleanroom operations, advanced manufacturing, customer support, and office space, according to a release from the company.
“Our new Technology Center will provide us with valuable proximity to key customers and vendors, as well as access to the highly skilled workforce that defines Chandler’s business ecosystem,” said YES President Rezwan Lateef, in the release. “We are grateful to Chandler’s Economic Development team, Greater Phoenix Economic Council, and Arizona Commerce Authority for their assistance with this major milestone in our mission to serve the semiconductor market as a preferred provider.”
The company said in the release that it plans to have approximately 100 highly educated employees based at the Chandler facility, mostly in technology and engineering positions. A multi-million-dollar capital investment to build out the space will enable development of advanced technology that supports the U.S. semiconductor manufacturing sector. Mark Donahue is the local YES manager overseeing the project.
“YES marks another California-based company drawn to Arizona, highlighting the state’s unmatched business climate,” said Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority, in the release. “We are grateful to YES for their commitment to Arizona, creating new jobs while strengthening the state’s robust semiconductor supply chain.”
Yield Engineering Systems’ Chandler facility adds to the state’s booming semiconductor industry. In the past six months, EMD Electronics announced an expansion of its chemical delivery systems business at a new factory in Chandler, creating more than 100 jobs. In addition, Edwards announced a new manufacturing facility in Chandler, creating 200 jobs, the company said.
“The Greater Phoenix semiconductor ecosystem has quickly become a top global destination for leading manufacturers like YES,” said Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, in the release. “This multimillion-dollar investment provides high-quality job opportunities for residents, and we look forward to supporting YES in its future growth and successful integration into the market.”