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 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. 

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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