MacroTechnology Works

Forging the future of materials technology and manufacturing

Technology Works

Forging the future of materials technology and manufacturing

Arizona State University’s MacroTechnology Works is accelerating semiconductor, advanced materials and energy device research in the United States.

This unique national resource combines the equipment, expertise and training necessary to develop new technology from proof of concept to pilot scale.

Key capability areas

250,000 ft²
of total capacity

43,500 ft²
of clean room

22,000 ft²
of wet/dry labs

250,000 ft ²
of total capacity

43,500 ft ²
of clean room

22,000 ft ²
of wet/dry labs

R&D, pilot and production capable

Substantial H6 capability

Flexible subdivision can provide secure space for proprietary programs

$14.3M invested in equipment in FY22

Primary focus on semiconductor equipment and research thrusts in ASU’s Advanced Materials, Processes and Energy Devices (AMPED) Science and Technology Center

ASU’s MacroTechnology Works offers capabilities that are an order of magnitude larger than those available at other universities. Core Research Facilities for Advanced Electronics and Photonics as well as Solar Fabrication provide comprehensive, industry-compatible resources to securely prototype, test and produce vital new technologies.

The world-class caliber of these facilities makes MacroTechnology Works central to the photovoltaics, batteries and power-electronics work of ASU’s new Advanced Materials, Processes and Energy Devices (AMPED) Science and Technology Center.

Alongside enabling key Science and Technology Center projects, MacroTechnology Works also facilitates ASU’s leading semiconductor research and workforce development efforts.

Advancing Arizona’s New Economy Initiative

The synergistic combination of these endeavors substantively advances Arizona’s New Economy Initiative (NEI) to stimulate regional growth of industry sectors, including high-tech manufacturing, communications, transportation, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, robotics and more.

The heart of the MacroTechnology Works ecosystem is industry engagement. Current site tenants range from two-person startup ventures to large businesses with more than $100B market capitalization.

Who is using MacroTechnology Works?

All of the companies at the site recognize the value of ASU’s Core Facilities and take full advantage of the equipment available for use. They also leverage ASU’s institutional expertise through collaborative research engagements, and they benefit from the scale of the university’s educational programs. More than 29,000 students enrolled in ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering represent an unparalleled talent pipeline.

In fact, many of the startups operating at MacroTechnology Works emerged from ASU intellectual property and are led by ASU graduates and current faculty. Their success demonstrates the real-world impact of ASU’s technical entrepreneurship culture.

Leverage the power

Make on-site use of facilities

Visiting researchers, students and company staff are trained to operate Core Research Facility tools and can do so on an hourly basis.

Gain remote access to facilities

Businesses, national laboratories and universities contract ASU Core Research Facility staff to run processes that advance research and development.

Join our innovative ecosystem

Startup ventures and established companies lease laboratory and office space to collaborate with Arizona State University research faculty, staff and students.


Research and development inquiries

Zachary Holman
Associate Professor, Fulton Entrepreneurial Professor and Trustees of ASU Professor
Arizona State University School of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
t 480-965-9959
[email protected]

Facility and lease inquiries

Kevin Reinhart
Director, Project Management Office and Flexible Electronics and Display Center
Arizona State University Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development, Operations
t 480-965-5178 | c 480-236-3056
[email protected]

Achieve more

MacroTechnology Works is one example of an ASU Innovation Zone that offers the benefits of working with ASU faculty, students and staff. Each zone offers a range of distinctive amenities to meet different business needs.

Learn more from the ASU Office of Economic Development.

ASU also offers custom support for identifying, addressing and solving complex business issues through a unique model of industry-university collaboration known as Corporate Innovation Labs.

Discover more through Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships at the ASU Knowledge Enterprise.