SIA Semiconductors

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2016 Databook

The 2016 SIA Databook comprises more than 50 historical data series that review key global and U.S. semiconductor competitiveness trends from 1995-2015. Included in the Databook are sections on the global and U.S. industry, the global market, the U.S. industry business profile, capital and R&D investment, jobs, and productivity and profitability.


Semiconductors by the Numbers

Semiconductor industry directly employs approximately a quarter of a million people in the United States.

The U.S. semiconductor industry supports more than 1 million additional American jobs. That’s 4.89 jobs supported for every one semiconductor job.

U.S. semiconductor companies invested $34 billion in research and development in 2015 -- the highest share of revenue of any U.S. industry.

In 2015 alone, there were roughly 74 billion semiconductors sold in the U.S. – about 230 chips for every American.   

The U.S. semiconductor industry accounted for 30 percent of all productivity gains due to innovation in the U.S. economy between 1960-2007. 

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