SIA Semiconductors

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SIA Semiconductors Our Focus
2016 Factbook

The SIA Factbook presents a picture of the U.S. semiconductor industry and global market using data. To find out more - including why it is critical for policymakers to enact measures that boost growth and promote innovation - download the 2016 SIA Factbook.


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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