PHOENIX — Phoenix will host the largest annual semiconductor and microchips conference in the United States starting in 2025 as Arizona has become a major destination for the microelectronics industry.
SEMICON West will be held at the Phoenix Convention Center on a rotating schedule over five years with dates in October 2025, 2027 and 2029. San Francisco will host the event in 2026 and 2028.
“This conference has been held in California for the past 50-plus years,” Senior Vice President of Executive Initiatives at the Arizona Commerce Authority Patrick Ptak told KTAR News 92.3 FM. “When you think of California, you think of Silicon Valley, it has silicon right there in the name.
“Given all the investment and activity happening here in Arizona, they’re going to be moving that conference to Phoenix starting in 2025, and that’s very big news for all of us here.”
Ptak said the conference draws in top semiconductor and microelectronic CEOs from around the world.