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SIA Award Dinner Brings Together Semiconductor Professionals for Celebration of Industry

Posted by: Caroline Kazmierski, Director, Communications & Marketing on Friday, September 12, 2014 at 10:00:00 am
As summer comes to a close, it’s time to turn our attention to the premier annual gathering of semiconductor industry leaders and stakeholders, SIA's Annual Award ...

Emerging Technologies Can Help Save Gas, Reduce Traffic

Posted by: David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 11:00:00 am
If you were one of the millions of Americans who got stuck in Labor Day traffic last weekend, take heart – there’s hope for quicker, less costly travel in the ...

Semiconductor Market Setting Sales Records through the First Half of 2014

Posted by: Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics & Economic Policy on Friday, August 29, 2014 at 1:00:00 pm
As SIA reported earlier this month, worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $82.7 billion during the second quarter of 2014, marking the industry’s highest-ever ...

Coalition Urges President Obama to Take Action on Immigration

Posted by: Dan Rosso, Communications Manager on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 11:00:00 am
As part of our ongoing effort to advance high-skilled immigration reform, SIA and a diverse coalition of business, family and immigration organizations this week sent a ...

Semiconductors Hold the Key to Stopping Car Thefts

Posted by: Dan Rosso, Communications Manager on Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 11:00:00 am
For car thieves, business is a lot slower these days than it was a couple decades ago. In New York City, for example, auto thefts have decreased by 96 percent since 1990, and ...

WTO Should Implement Trade Facilitation Agreement

Posted by: Devi Keller, Deputy Director, Global Policy on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 12:00:00 pm
Last week, members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) missed an important deadline to implement the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) due to objections from India, South ...

Gaming, Semiconductors and the 21st Century Classroom

Posted by: Caroline Kazmierski, Director, Communications & Marketing on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 3:00:00 pm
Earlier this week we teamed up with AMD and the Entertainment Software Association to demonstrate to Members of Congress and their staffs how gaming is advancing STEM ...

Semiconductor Industry Ranks High in Patent Quality

Posted by: Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics & Economic Policy on Friday, July 25, 2014 at 12:00:00 pm
Patent quality in the semiconductor industry has been determined to be high as compared with other technology fields, according to a recent analysis by the Organisation for ...

No ITA Deal Reached at S&ED; U.S. and China Commit to Continued Discussions

Posted by: Devi Keller, Deputy Director, Global Policy on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 4:00:00 pm
Despite intense efforts and high hopes for China to show leadership and break the deadlock in talks to expand the scope of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) at this ...

Semiconductor Industry Forecasts Broad and Sustained Sales Growth for 2014 and Beyond

Posted by: Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics & Economic Policy on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 12:00:00 am
Earlier this month, the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) program revised up its full-year 2014 global semiconductor sales growth forecast to 6.5 percent from the ...

Program Helps Track and Improve Semiconductor Industry Environmental Performance

Posted by: Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics & Economic Policy on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 3:00:00 pm
For over a decade, SIA has worked with member companies to collect environmental data concerning the U.S. semiconductor industry. These surveys, which are the cornerstone of ...

Advanced Semiconductors Enable Cleaner, More Efficient Use of Energy

Posted by: David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 4:00:00 pm
Two recent articles illustrate the many ways in which advancements in semiconductors can promote energy efficiency and clean energy. One article from Green Car Reports, ...

Prosecution of Counterfeit Chip Trafficker Marks Step Forward in Fight Against Semiconductor Counterfeiting

Posted by: Dustin Todd, Director, Government Affairs on Friday, June 6, 2014 at 11:00:00 am
This week, a man named Peter Picone admitted that he sent counterfeit semiconductors to the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Connecticut, where the chips were intended for use in ...

U.S. Semiconductor Workplaces Far Safer Than National Average

Posted by: Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics & Economic Policy on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 12:00:00 pm
The U.S. semiconductor industry continues to enjoy a strong workplace safety record, with a significantly lower rate of on-the-job injuries and illnesses than the overall ...

Projected GDP Growth Bodes Well for Semiconductor Sales

Posted by: Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics & Economic Policy on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 11:00:00 am
In its most recent World Economic Outlook published last month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecasts global GDP growth of 3.6 percent in 2014 and 3.9 percent in ...

Global Semiconductor Industry Urges ITA Expansion Breakthrough at APEC Trade Meeting

Posted by: Devi Keller, Deputy Director, Global Policy on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 11:00:00 am
In a letter released today, the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) -- representing semiconductor industry leaders in China, Chinese Taipei, Europe, Japan, Korea and the United ...

Semiconductor Market Maintains Momentum at Start of 2014

Posted by: Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics & Economic Policy on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 12:00:00 pm
As SIA reported earlier this month, worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $78.47 billion during the first quarter of 2014, marking the industry’s highest-ever first ...

Administration Announces Steps to Attract Skilled Workers, Researchers

Posted by: Brian Toohey, SIA President & CEO on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 5:00:00 pm
Today, the Obama Administration announced two new initiatives that would help enable highly skilled workers and researchers from around the world to contribute to the U.S. ...

Government Report Highlights Semiconductor Industry's Key Intellectual Property Concerns

Posted by: Devi Keller, Deputy Director, Global Policy on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 4:00:00 pm
The semiconductor industry plays a critical role in driving U.S. innovation. For example, American semiconductor companies invested $32 billion in research and development in ...

Three Reasons Congress Should Close the Innovation Deficit

Posted by: Dustin Todd, Director, Government Affairs on Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 3:00:00 pm
The Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing today about the need to close America’s innovation deficit – the gap between needed and actual federal ...

Semiconductor Industry Representative Urges Proper Implementation of R&D Tax Credit

Posted by: Joe Pasetti, Director, Government Affairs on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 3:00:00 pm
Ensuring the appropriate implementation of tax policies related to the research and development (R&D) credit is of critical importance to the U.S. semiconductor industry. ...

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 ...

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