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Semiconductors form the foundation for virtually all other tech industries and are a bellwether for the U.S. economy. Learn many other facts about semiconductors by downloading our guide to America's most innovative industry. It all starts here, with semiconductors.

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Semiconductors by the Numbers

Semiconductor industry directly employs approximately a quarter of a million people in the United States.

The U.S. semiconductor industry supports more than 1 million additional American jobs. That’s 4.89 jobs supported for every one semiconductor job.

U.S. semiconductor companies invested $33 billion in research and development in 2013 -- the highest share of revenue of any U.S. industry.

In 2013 alone, there were roughly 64 billion semiconductors sold in the U.S. – about 200 chips for every American.   

The U.S. semiconductor industry has accounted for 30 percent of all productivity gains due to innovation in the U.S. economy between 1960-2007. 

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