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SIA Semiconductors Our Focus
Remembering Erich Bloch, 1925-2016

SIA and the entire semiconductor community are saddened by the recent passing of Erich Bloch, former vice president at IBM, director of the National Science Foundation, and founding chairman of the Semiconductor Research Corporation.

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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 $34 billion in research and development in 2015 -- the highest share of revenue of any U.S. industry.

In 2015 alone, there were roughly 74 billion semiconductors sold in the U.S. – about 230 chips for every American.   

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

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