Sinema Discusses Growing AZ STEM Industry with Semiconductor Industry Association

Apr 5, 2019

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema met this week with Daryl Hatano, Vice President of Government and External Affairs of Arizona’s ON Semiconductor, to address opportunities and challenges facing Arizona’s STEM industry.

“STEM companies like ON Semiconductor power our state’s economy and hire Arizonans for good-paying jobs,” said Sinema, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee. “I’m working with Arizona STEM businesses to cut red tape and drive economic growth to help Arizona compete in our global economy.”

The Semiconductor Industry Association helps strengthen U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research by fueling innovation, propelling business, and driving international competition. ON Semiconductor is a Phoenix-based Fortune 500 company and one of the largest businesses headquartered in Arizona, with over 1,000 employees in Arizona. 

In the Senate, Sinema introduced a bill to prevent unnecessary trade wars that hurt Arizona’s economy and STEM companies. In the U.S. House, Sinema led successful efforts to cut unnecessary regulations that limit economic growth and cosponsored bills to provide Arizona’s workforce with cutting-edge skills through STEM education, apprenticeships, and opportunities for veterans.