Silicon Valley firm VIAVI moving headquarters, manufacturing to Arizona

Photo via VIAVI Facebook

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter

A Silicon Valley technology company is moving manufacturing and headquarters operations to Arizona.

VIAVI Solutions Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAV) announced Feb. 10 it was shifting operations from California to Chandler

That includes moving its headquarters to Arizona. The company has already moved its corporate headquarters temporarily to Scottsdale.

Plans call for the headquarters to eventually be located at a new manufacturing facility in Chandler.

VIAVI looks to have more than 100 employees in the region by 2022. The company specializes in communications network testing and monitoring.

The company posted $1.14 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2020 and has more than 3,600 employees worldwide.

The company will maintain sales and some other operations in San Jose.

“As a global company, the right locations have been critical to our business success, and we have always contributed to the communities where we operate,” said Oleg Khaykin, president and CEO of VIAVI. “We are excited to establish a major new hub in Chandler, Arizona and expand our involvement in the state’s optics ecosystem.”

Arizona and Chandler leaders welcome the move.

“Arizona welcomes another headquarters, drawn here by what our state has to offer — a talented workforce, innovation ecosystem, quality of life and more,” said Gov. Doug Ducey in statement. “We thank VIAVI for investing in Arizona, and look forward to their future success.”

Chandler is already home to a substantial technology base including Intel and other semiconductor companies.

“Chandler continues to make the short-list for exciting headquarters and manufacturing projects due to our supportive business climate, talented workforce, and quality of life,” said Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke. “We are thrilled that VIAVI chose Chandler and we are confident that our community offers the ideal environment to scale their business.”

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February 2021