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Shortage of H-1B Visas Hampers U.S. Job Creation, Innovation

Posted by: Dustin Todd, Director, Government Affairs on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 10:00:00 am
A broad coalition of tech industry leaders – including SIA – today launched a video explaining the negative effects of dysfunctional immigration laws on the U.S. ...

Computers Remained Top Semiconductor End Use Market in 2013; Communications Growing Fast

Posted by: Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics & Economic Policy on Monday, March 24, 2014 at 4:00:00 pm
The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization recently published the 2013 Semiconductor End-Use Report, which breaks down sales by end-use and regional ...

SIA Works with U.S. Customs to Combat Counterfeit Semiconductors

Posted by: Dustin Todd, Director, Government Affairs on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 2:00:00 pm
America depends on semiconductors, the tiny chips that enable all electronics. But like other products, semiconductors can be counterfeited, and these counterfeits can end ...

Three Steps Congress Can Take Now to Spur U.S. Innovation

Posted by: David Isaacs, VP Government Affairs on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 12:00:00 pm
The semiconductor industry has long been vital player in driving U.S. innovation. For example, American semiconductor companies invested $32 billion in research and ...

SIA Promotes STEM Education through Discover Engineering Family Day

Posted by: Devi Keller, Deputy Director, Global Policy on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 3:00:00 pm
Strengthening America’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is a perennial priority for SIA. SIA has long engaged in efforts to ensure that the ...

SIA Highlights IP Concerns in Key Markets

Posted by: Devi Keller, Deputy Director, Global Policy on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:00:00 pm
SIA recently submitted written comments for the 2014 Special 301 Review, an annual report issued by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) addressing the adequacy ...

GAO: Nanomanufacturing Critical to U.S. Innovation, Competitiveness

Posted by: Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics & Economic Policy on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:00:00 pm
Today’s technology has enabled the creation of electronic devices that are more powerful, less costly, and more compact than ever before. As these products get smaller ...

Chip-Enabled Vehicle Communication Technology Could Save Lives

Posted by: Joe Pasetti, Director, Government Affairs on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11:00:00 am
This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it will begin taking steps to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology in an effort to promote ...

S.1600: A Proactive Approach to Supply Chain Security

Posted by: David Isaacs, VP Government Affairs on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at 12:00:00 am
After the near miss that our industry had with the scheduled shut down of the Federal Helium Reserve, we keep a very close eye on the intricate supply chain for semiconductor ...

Trade Promotion Authority Legislation Will Help Deliver Economy-Boosting Trade Agreements

Posted by: Brian Toohey, SIA President & CEO on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 5:00:00 pm
Last week, a bipartisan group of leaders from the Senate Finance Committee and House Ways and Means Committee introduced Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation that ...

New Research Collaboration Will Help Combat Potential Semiconductor Security Threats

Posted by: Dustin Todd, Director, Government Affairs on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:00:00 pm
The potential threat of security-compromised semiconductors is of growing concern to the Department of Defense, U.S. national security, and our industry. While the threat may ...

Government's DNA Marking Requirement Increases Risks of Counterfeit Chips

Posted by: Dustin Todd, Director, Government Affairs on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 11:00:00 am
America runs on semiconductors, the tiny chips that enable all electronics. But like many products, semiconductors can be counterfeited, and these counterfeits can end up in ...

Restoring Domestic Supply of Critical Minerals Will Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Industry

Posted by: David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 2:00:00 pm
Last month, the semiconductor industry and many other sectors breathed a collective sigh of relief when Congress approved legislation to secure the supply of helium, a gas ...

SIA Commends Introduction of Legislation to Reduce Abusive Patent Litigation

Posted by: David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 5:00:00 pm
In a statement released today, SIA commended House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) for his leadership in introducing the “Innovation Act” (H.R. ...

Enactment of Helium Legislation Strengthens American Manufacturing

Posted by: Brian Toohey, SIA President & CEO on Friday, October 4, 2013 at 12:00:00 pm
Today is National Manufacturing Day, a time to shine a light on the critical role that manufacturing plays in boosting America’s economic strength, job creation, and ...

House Approves Helium Bill, Sends Back to Senate as Deadline Approaches

Posted by: David Isaacs, VP, Government Affairs on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 8:00:00 pm
Helium legislation continues to bounce between the House and Senate, with both chambers overwhelmingly approving similar bills in recent days as the Oct. 1 deadline for final ...

Why We Need Encryption Rules in the TPP and Other Trade Agreements

Posted by: Devi Keller, Deputy Director, Global Policy on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 5:00:00 pm
A recently published paper, written by Takaaki Sashida, a graduate student at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and recent research fellow at SIA, provides an in-depth ...

Working Together to Close the Innovation Deficit

Posted by: Ian Steff, VP, Global Policy & Technology Partnerships on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 8:00:00 am
With the fiscal year coming to a close at the end of this month, there is frequent talk in Washington, D.C. about the importance of shrinking the federal budget deficit ...

Broad SIA-Led Coalition Urges Congress to Enact Legislation to Secure Supply of Helium

Posted by: David Isaacs, VP, Government Affairs on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 12:00:00 pm
A Semiconductor Industry Association-led coalition of more than 120 technology, business, medical and education leaders today called on Congress to enact legislation to ...

SIA's New Anti-Counterfeiting White Paper: A Roadmap in the Battle Against Counterfeit Semiconductors

Posted by: Andrew Olney, Chairman, SIA Anti-counterfeiting Task Force on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 5:00:00 pm
Like many other products, semiconductors can be counterfeited. Counterfeiters often “harvest” semiconductor components from old circuit boards and then re-mark ...

Reducing Patent Abuse Would Spur Semiconductor Innovation

Posted by: David Isaacs, VP Government Affairs on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 12:00:00 am
The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today released the following statement supporting ...

Broad Coalition: Failure to Enact Immigration Reform Is Not an Option

Posted by: Dustin Todd, Director, Government Affairs on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 12:00:00 pm
In the aftermath of Senate approval of sweeping immigration reform last month, SIA continues to advocate for the House of Representatives to pass a comprehensive immigration ...

House Must Overcome Differences, Enact Immigration Reform

Posted by: Brian Toohey, SIA President & CEO on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 12:00:00 pm
Following Senate passage of sweeping immigration reform legislation last month, attention has turned to the House, where the path forward for immigration reform remains ...

Responsible Use of Chemicals Enables Semiconductor Innovation

Posted by: David Isaacs, VP, Government Affairs on Friday, July 12, 2013 at 12:00:00 pm
SIA yesterday testified at a hearing of the Environment and the Economy Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee regarding the primary federal law governing ...

WSTS Projects Steady Growth for Industry

Posted by: Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics & Economic Policy on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 11:00:00 am
A World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) sales forecast released earlier this month projects moderate global growth for the remainder of 2013 and 2014. The forecast, ...

SIA Hosts Roundtable with Southeast Asian Trade Ministers

Posted by: Ian Steff, Vice President, Global Policy & Technology Partnerships on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 5:00:00 pm
SIA hosted a roundtable discussion with a delegation of Southeast Asian trade ministers on June 11 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. The trade ministers ...

Japan Would Strengthen Key Trade Agreement

Posted by: Ian Steff, Vice President, Global Policy & Technology Partnerships on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 5:00:00 pm
Last week, SIA submitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in support of Japan’s participation in the proposed Trans-Pacific ...

Scientific Research is a Team Sport

Posted by: Brian Toohey, SIA President & CEO on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 12:00:00 pm
For generations, leading edge scientific research has been a key to America’s strength and prosperity, unlocking new technologies that have helped keep the U.S. at the ...

Judiciary Committee Senators Reach Deal on High-Skilled Immigration Amendments

Posted by: Dustin Todd, Director of Government Affairs on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 3:00:00 pm
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today reached a bipartisan deal on amendments to legislation (S.744) that would reform America’s high-skilled immigration ...

Advancing Innovation Through an Improved Patent System: SIA Statement on Abusive Patent Litigation

Posted by: David Isaacs, VP Government Affairs on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 12:00:00 am
The semiconductor industry is research intensive—members invest, on average, 18% of revenues to research and development. Nearly half of the top 15 American patent ...

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