Developers of SkySong, the Arizona State University (ASU) Scottsdale Innovation Center, announced that Canon USA Inc. will join the 37-acre, mixed-use center under development as a hub for technological innovations and a portal for expanding global trade. The company will lease 9000 sq ft in the first building, scheduled to open this fall. Canon, which has an alliance with ASU to build a "Sustainable Digital University," will have a demonstration and showroom area on the ground floor and office space on the fourth floor. ASU will be one of the key tenants of SkySong’s first phase, with its technology transfer programs and interdisciplinary engineering-related research programs occupying about 80,000 sq ft of the first 157,000-sq-ft, four-story building. A second facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2008; over the next 10 years plans call for Skysong to comprise about 1.2 million sq ft of commercial office, retail and research space, and residential units. Other companies that have agreed to locate there include Qwest Communications and Aurigin Technology Pte. Ltd. of Singapore, a developer of products for the photonics, optoelectronics, microelectromechanical (MEMS) and biomedical industries.