SIA Semiconductors

About Us

A Rich History

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, one of America's top export industries and a key driver of America’s economic strength, national security, and global competitiveness. Semiconductors – microchips that control all modern electronics – enable the systems and products we use to work, communicate, travel, entertain, harness energy, treat illness, and make new scientific discoveries. The semiconductor industry directly employs nearly a quarter of a million people in the U.S. In 2014, U.S. semiconductor company sales totaled $173 billion, and semiconductors make the global trillion dollar electronics industry possible. SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry stakeholders to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition. 

High-Impact Milestones


U.S. Japan Semiconductor Trade Agreement
World Semiconductor Council (WSC)
MCP Zero Tariffs Agreement
China VAT
Information Technology Agreement

Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC)
World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS)
STARnet: Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research network
Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI)
International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors (ITRS)
UC Davis Epidemiological Study


Chip Protection Act
R&D Tax Credit
America COMPETES Act
EPA MOU on Emissions Reductions and Greenhouse  Gas Monitoring Exemption
H.R. 527, the Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act

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