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ON Semiconductor donates 10,000 masks to help fight coronavirus

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Mar 28, 2020

Phoenix-based ON Semiconductor Corp. donated 10,000 face masks Thursday morning to kick off the city of Phoenix’s personal protective equipment donation drive for health care workers and first responders.

ON Semiconductor donated 8,500 N95 masks and 1,500 ActiveAir masks, half of which will be given to the city of Phoenix and the other half to Banner Health Foundation to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Fortune 500 semiconductor supplier company was able to buy the extra masks through its global supply chain, said Jean Chong, vice president of ethics and corporate social responsibility for ON Semiconductor.

“We were able to secure some additional masks so we decided it would be kind to donate them to help health care providers and the front liners,” said Chong, who was on hand when the masks were delivered Thursday morning to Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego.

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