The Semiconductor Industry Association, SIA, is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, one of America's top export industries and a bellwether measurement of the U.S. economy. Semiconductor innovations form the foundation for America's $1.1 trillion dollar technology industry affecting a U.S. workforce of nearly 6 million.
Founded in 1977 by five microelectronics pioneers, SIA unites both manufacturers and designers, accounting for over 80 percent of the semiconductor production of this country. Through this coalition SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor design and manufacturing by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry groups. The SIA promotes policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition in order to maintain a thriving semiconductor industry in the United States.
The SIA is the channel through which U.S. semiconductor companies work collectively to advance the competitiveness of the U.S. industry. Through its national and international network of CEOs and working committees, the SIA shapes public policy and provides a spectrum of services to help members grow their business.
The SIA advocates and organizes industry action on:
- Defining strategies to promote and maintain the U.S. world leadership in technology
- Promoting fair and open trade.
- Attracting, educating and increasing a skilled workforce for the future of the industry.
- Tracking and distributing statistical information of market trends.
- Advocating for public policies that provide a fair field for competition.
There are three categories of membership within SIA;
- Charter Members--Charter Membership is reserved for semiconductor design and manufacturing companies (IDMs, fablite, and fabless) that are headquartered in the United States.
- International Semiconductor Members-- International Semiconductor Membership is for semiconductor design and manufacturing companies that are headquartered outside of the United States but that have a significant presence in the United States.
- Corporate Members--Corporate Membership is available to any company that does not design or manufacture semiconductors, but that has an interest in the health and growth of the industry.
For more information on how to become a member contact Caroline Kazmierski, Director of Communications & Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org