Growing asicNorth Chooses Arizona

by admin on September 4, 2008

Semiconductor design service provider asicNorth has ended its global search, choosing Arizona to expand its operations. The company is currently hiring experienced engineers, with plans to grow its new Tempe operation over the next few years.

asicNorth is growing into new markets,” said President Mike Slattery “After surveying many cities it was apparent metro-Phoenix was the best choice to provide the new business opportunities and skilled workforce needed for our expansion.”

“Arizona is an ideal base for companies who need to reach out to the world,” said Jan Lesher, Director of the Arizona Department of Commerce. “We are grateful asicNorth chose to locate in the state, where its presence will improve the local economy.”

“asicNorth brings enhanced value for the semiconductor industry in Greater Phoenix,” said Barry Broome, Greater Phoenix Economic Council president and CEO. “This high-tech firm will complement the existing base of high-wage, technology employers in the City of Tempe.”

The expert logic and circuit designers at asicNorth provide highly skilled design services to the Semiconductor industry. asicNorth works with industry leaders such as Broadcom, Cypress Semiconductor, IBM, Qimonda, Teradyne and Zoran. The company is headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont with more than 40 employees.

An ASIC is a chip designed for a particular application; commonly used in automotive computers to control vehicle functions and in PDAs. ASICs use existing circuit building blocks connected in new ways to achieve performance. It is far easier than designing a new chip from scratch. asicNorth provides solutions for both ASIC design and assembly and the pre-designed building-block infrastructure in leading edge silicon technologies.

“We’ve been delighted by the proactive response we’ve received from State and local business organizations,” said Slattery. “We believe our new design center in Tempe is strategic to the future success of asicNorth.”