ON Semiconductor Relocating Its HQ to Scottsdale Office Space

By Ron Davis | Phoenix Business Journal

Phoenix-based Onsemi has leased about 175,000 square feet of office space in Scottsdale, with plans to sell its existing Phoenix campus.

The company will be relocating its corporate headquarters to the McKesson office development on Pima Road, the semiconductor supplier confirmed.

A timeline for move-in is “as soon as possible” but an exact date, however, is still to be determined, said Gary Pugsley, vice president of facilities; environment, health and safety; and business continuity for Onsemi.

Puglsey said the current headquarters is more than enough space for the company’s Phoenix workforce, adding that it wanted to be in more of a modern, environment-friendly building, as well as one that better accommodates its employees.

“It’s going to be a much better work environment than where we’re currently at. I personally cannot wait to get over there, and there’s a lot of us that feel the same way,” he said. “Moving from a 1955-built building to a 2018 building is a significant change in environment.”

Onsemi owns its current headquarters and research and design campus at 5005 E. McDowell Road in Phoenix. The property makes up more than 1.4 million square feet of land, according to the Maricopa County Assessor’s Office. The company makes computer components and sensors that end up in cars and industrial equipment, two end-markets that make up a sizable portion of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

The new Scottsdale office space will be able to accommodate about 1,000 employees, which is a little more than Onsemi’s current local employee count, according to the company. Onsemi is hiring for 179 jobs across its Valley operations.

The headquarters will primarily be an office building with a few small electronic labs on site, according to the company. No manufacturing will be done at the site of the new office.

The new office is a good geographic fit for Onsemi’s new headquarters and worked well for employees, Pugsley said. Sites in Mesa, Phoenix and Tempe were also considered, he said.

The new Scottsdale office is about 10 miles northwest of the current location in Phoenix.

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