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Visit a Maxim Location in the United States, West

United States
Chandler, Arizona Tucson, Arizona
San Jose (Headquarters), California Irvine, California
San Diego, California San Jose (Fab), California
Colorado Springs, Colorado Fort Collins, Colorado
Beaverton, Oregon Hillsboro, Oregon

Arizona

Chandler
531 E. Elliot Road #120
Chandler, AZ 85225
United States
Phone: +1 (480) 545-4470
Fax: +1 (480) 545-4388
We have 116 colleagues in our design center in Chandler. Our team consists primarily of design, layout, and test engineers with a few support personnel. "Basically, we are the creative brains behind those tiny chips that are inside many products you use every day," says our office manager. Because we are a close-knit group, "we have input into things that directly affect this office," one of our engineers explains. Our environment and culture emphasize each individual's importance, and we have maintained a small company feel within the bigger corporate world.
Since 1998 our Chandler workforce has been providing innovative and cost-effective solutions for a variety of portable electronics including cell phones, PDAs, digital cameras, and smartphones. We have several core engineering teams and focus on mixed-signal solutions for applications that involve handheld power, test, automotive, signal processing and conversion, and system sensing and interconnection products. We are challenged every day to innovate, integrate, and advance IC products for power-management devices, battery chargers, temperature sensors, LED drivers, data converters, and wireless/audio amplifiers. A few of our senior engineers also manage design centers around the world.
Located in the southern part of metro Phoenix, Chandler is nicknamed "The Silicon Desert." This area is known as one of the fastest growing high-tech manufacturing cities in the west and recognized as one of the fastest growing communities in the United States. We all very much appreciate, "flexibility in work schedules that allows a healthy work and family balance," says our manager. While our work days are centered on team work and creative design, we also socialize outside the workplace. Many of us are involved in hiking, ping pong, robotics, and other clubs.
Tucson
4574 N. First Ave., Suite 170
Tucson, AZ 85718
United States
Phone (Design): +1 (520) 408-1782
Phone (Test): +1 (520) 408-1098
Fax: +1 (520) 408-1798
Originally founded in 1995, our Tucson design center was one of Maxim's earliest remote sites. Tucson serves as the home base for six of us, mostly research and development test engineers involved in signal processing and conversion. The office setting is small and "we're pretty laid back. We have fun at work but make sure everything gets done well," explains one of our engineers. "We don't need a lot of hand-holding," he continues in describing the self-motivation that keeps his coworkers running.
Today our office is in an industrial complex shared with other nontechnical businesses. We are on the outskirts of the city and overlook Arizona's Rillito River, easily viewed from the building windows. We are also adjacent to a river walking path which gets a lot of our foot traffic during breaks or just when we want time to think. A bus stop only half a block away gives us easy access to Tucson's city center. Because the city is only an hour's drive from the border of Mexico, residents of Tucson take pride in hosting some of the best and most authentic Mexican food in the country.

California

San Jose (Company Headquarters)
160 Rio Robles
San Jose, CA 95134
United States
Phone: +1 (408) 601-1000
We have had our corporate offices in the Silicon Valley since our company was founded in 1983. San Jose is now our headquarters, and we have a wide range of administrative and engineering roles here. Ours is the largest U.S. office with 1,300 employees in administrative functions, finance, human resources (HR), legal, marketing, and management. Our technical roles span information technologies (IT) and a host of engineering functions, including design, test, and process engineering.
In 2012 we moved from 12 disparate buildings into this centralized, modern, and energy-efficient campus. As one of Maxim's LEED-Silver compliant sites, our buildings incorporate sustainable features such as a centralized chilled and hot-water system for heating and cooling to reduce energy consumption. Our campus features a café with seasonal, organic, and locally sourced food; a workout facility; a 1.1 acre open courtyard; electric vehicle charging stations; an event center with seating capacity for 400 people; an IQ Zone; a video production studio; and special areas for hosting customers.
Our work force in Silicon Valley shares a strong corporate culture reinforced by, "its rich diversity, a strong spirit of collaboration, and a commitment to innovation," notes one of our directors.
We support a myriad of community outreach activities such as sorting food at a local food bank, collecting holiday gifts for low-income families, and conducting drives for school supplies in our local communities. We are located a walking distance from public mass transit, and we encourage each other to take advantage of it and the local bike trail to further reduce our carbon footprint.
Irvine
6440 Oak Canyon, Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618
United States
Phone: +1 (714) 508-8800
Fax: +1 (714) 508-8774
Our office on Oak Canyon in Irvine is a busy multifunctioning design center with over 100 colleagues working in product marketing, quality assurance (QA), information technology (IT), test engineering, and especially circuit design and applications. A few local sales representatives also work out of our office. We focus primarily on electricity metering, powerline communication, energy measurement, and monitoring. Our marketing manager describes our community as, "very much a team, a family."
Our engineering focus on energy measurement is cutting edge and highly accurate. We are encouraged to be as creative thinkers as possible. It's exciting to interact with fellow engineers and business professionals around the globe every day. We definitely are "Reaching Higher" with each new advance in technology.
The office buildings that surround this area are proof of the growing influence of our high-tech industry. It also means that we have a nearby pool of new engineering recruits and professionals for our positions. But there is more to our lives than work. If we are to "Be the Difference" in our lives and jobs, we know that we need to get into our communities. While some of us are involved with personal volunteer projects outside of Maxim, many of us participate in lunchtime exercise activities. It's fun, makes us feel good, and great for teambuilding.
San Diego
6190 E. Cornerstone Ct., Suite 101
San Diego, CA 92121
United States
Phone: +1 (888) MAXIM-IC (888-629-4642)
Known as the high-tech center of San Diego, Sorrento Valley is just 15 miles north of the city's downtown area and is home to one of our design offices. Created in 2009, we expanded and moved our office one year later into a space three times bigger. There are eleven of us here, primarily IC designers working on power applications for handheld devices. We also design new applications for smartphones and what we call "building blocks," the essential components found in most any electronic device.
Our office is surrounded by other technology and information technology (IT) businesses, typical of the development in the Sorrento Valley. This area has become one of the country's leading centers of research on biotechnology, very much because of its closeness to the University of California, San Diego. The La Jolla mall is only a few miles away from our office and offers us several opportunities for shopping and dining. Our director of design is happy with the good working culture and camaraderie in our office. He adds that we are so productive and happy in our roles because the area provides us with nice, sunny weather and a good environment to raise a family—all while succeeding in our careers.
San Jose (Wafer Fabrication Facility)
3725 N. First Street
San Jose, CA 95134
United States
Phone: +1 (408) 965-8000
Fax: +1 (408) 933-1350
Our fabrication (fab) research and development facility was founded in the Silicon Valley in January of 1990. Today we have 200 employees working here as operators, fab technicians, equipment engineers, process engineers, and managers. We are striving to be a very disciplined, no nonsense, highly efficient organization with little to no waste. We develop new fabrication processes and then transfer the processes to our other manufacturing sites. To ensure the robustness of a new process, we maintain a healthy volume of production. Our site is located close to our company headquarters.
Maxim operates several fabrication and test facilities and all of us interact closely, sharing critical information. We interact with our fabs in Beaverton, Oregon and San Antonio, Texas almost every day. Collaboration with our Dallas, Texas facility focuses on our wafer packaging process. Our Philippines operations in Cavite and Batangas provide us with packaging and testing. We rely on communication with various Maxim sites around the world for purchasing and accounts payable. The new product testing group at our San Jose headquarters also works closely with us.
Many new technologies are created here. We are the key part of the "integration" process in Maxim Integrated. We increase the functionality of our devices, while shrinking their size. When we improve the performance of a device, our customers get newer, better, more features at a lower cost. "What we deliver is more functionality in less space," says the Facility Managing Director. The fast pace of development of new technologies does not leave room for a dull moment here.
Many of us volunteer at local food kitchens and donate money and time to charity organizations. We are as proud of those efforts as we are of our technological advances.

Colorado

Colorado Springs
4870 Centennial Blvd., Suite 116
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
United States
Phone: +1 (719) 278-2000
Fax: +1 (719) 260-0170
Our office in Colorado Springs operates as Maxim's oldest remote design center, founded in 1994 and originally focused on signal processing. We have grown steadily since then and have occupied four different locations. We moved to our latest building location in 2008 after Maxim acquired the storage business from Vitesse Semiconductor and we needed more space. We currently have 58 employees working in four different product focuses, most of us engineers and some analog layout designers. We collaborate with our Dallas, Texas, Hillsboro, Oregon and San Jose, California engineering colleagues all the time.
Most recently some of our design engineers have been redirected to work on medical microcontrollers, blood glucose monitors, EKG systems, and general-purpose medical equipment. Our system-on-chip expertise allows us to create complex chips that will make significant advances in medical instruments and devices operated in the home!
Our director of IC design describes the atmosphere here as "work hard, play hard, and do what it takes to get the job done." Most of us can be described as "outdoor types." We are active cyclists, runners, soccer players, and hikers. In an office surrounded by high-tech buildings, we are just two miles away from the Garden of Gods, and local busses run along this road to within one-quarter mile of our work. We agree—well… most of us—that our favorite eating spots are brew pubs.
Fort Collins
Spring Creek Business Center
2114 Midpoint Drive, Suite 2
Fort Collins, CO 80525
United States
Phone: +1 (970) 472-2389
Fax: +1 (408) 716-4078
We established our design center in Fort Collins in 2000 and primarily have analog circuit designers and mask designers here. Our 15 colleagues mainly work in broadband solutions with our focus on high-performance data converters, analog front-ends (AFEs), and radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits (ICs). The devices designed by our team are used in cellular infrastructure, medical imaging, and cable infrastructure equipment. That's a broad range of end applications and testifies to our expertise. We're proud of that.
Our managing director describes our collegial team as "extremely experienced in this industry." The relaxed atmosphere here allows us to work hard while having fun doing it. We participate in several social activities each year and several of us have bicycled to the top of Mt. Elbert together. The strong outdoor spirit in Colorado encourages many of us to bike to work every day. This eco-friendly practice is convenient because the bicycle path adjacent to our building runs along the Poudre River and continues throughout the greater Fort Collins area. Major office spaces are nearby and we are not far from the Colorado State University campus and the historic Old Town.

Oregon

Beaverton
14320 S.W. Jenkins Road
Beaverton, OR 97005
United States
Phone: +1 (503) 641-3737
Fax: +1 (503) 644-9929
Operating for over 20 years, our largest fabrication facility (fab) is here in Beaverton near Portland and runs over 100 simultaneous processes 24/7. We are the only fab in the U.S. that runs gold and copper in-house and this adds complexity to our various manufacturing processes. Our site is compliant with ISO-14001 regulations, which mandate that all production is done in a way that preserves the environment and emits the least amount of toxins into the atmosphere. In fact, the Energy Trust of Oregon acknowledged our facility's energy-conversation program, which has saved over 3.7 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually and reduced carbon dioxide emissions by more than 1400 tons. Our site management is evaluating additional energy-efficiency opportunities in solar-electric power, lighting automation, and boiler plant upgrades.
We send manufactured wafers to our Dallas, Texas packaging facility, other international Maxim test facilities, and some packaging direct to customers. Our 550 employees have a wide range of roles including fab operators who load and run tools, equipment technicians and engineers who maintain equipment, directors, administration, and plenty of engineers.
Our Maxim community is extremely close, participating in softball and basketball leagues. Maxim subsidizes tickets for the Portland Trailblazer basketball and Portland Timbers soccer games. We also help local shelters and service programs through annual back-to-school backpack and "Giving Tree" gift drives for underprivileged children and women.
For lunch breaks we can cross the street to the on-site cafeteria or travel a short distance to a local shopping and eating center. Public transportation throughout the Portland area is world-class. Biking is especially popular in the region. Our human resources (HR) representative says that all this makes our colleagues: "dedicated, friendly, and active. Everyone knows everyone on a first-name basis here," he says. He also explains that Maxim is keeping manufacturing in the U.S., when so many other companies have gone international for this. The growth opportunities for expansion here are driving the company into the future and promise a positive long-term outlook for the future success of Maxim, here and around the world.
Hillsboro
7250 NW Evergreen Pkwy.
Hillsboro, OR 97124
United States
Phone: +1 (503) 547-2100
Fax: +1 (503) 547-0290
We have had a research, design, and test facility in Hillsboro since 1999. Our focus is on military, industrial, and wireless applications and we have 20 different labs assigned to many of our product lines. Hillsboro is the home to Maxim's Northwest Data Recovery Center (DRC), as well as an 80,000 square foot temperature- and security-controlled warehousing operation for purchased-strategically wafer fab and test equipment that enables low-cost operations.
Product testing is a major part of our efforts. In 2007 we constructed a state-of-the-art failure analysis laboratory that houses test equipment like photo-emission and scanning laser injection microscopes. To help isolate product failures, we use metallurgical polishing equipment to prepare samples and focused ion beam and scanning electron microscopes that characterize and document defects.
We support other development teams in Italy, Korea, India, China, and the United States, and provide volume production support for our manufacturing facilities in The Philippines and Thailand. We also interact closely with our neighboring Maxim fab in Beaverton, Oregon.
We are a busy and growing operation, so we hire a diverse spectrum of top-level engineers for design and test teams. There are also plenty of nonengineering roles here in facilities, shipping and receiving, quality assurance (QA), security, human resources (HR), document control, and many more. As a leader in environmental awareness, we know the importance of sustainable recycling initiatives. We are proud to say that we lowered our environmental impact through recycling and reuse programs that have kept an average of over 60 tons of refuse out of landfills annually for the last 12 years.