SIA Semiconductors

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SIA Semiconductors Our Focus
Rebooting the IT Revolution: A Call to Action

To realize the full benefits of the Internet of Things and Big Data, there is an urgent need for a targeted and coordinated government initiative similar to that which sparked the semiconductor revolution 50 years ago -- a "National Computing and Insight Technologies Ecosystem" initiative (N-CITE).

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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 $35 billion in research and development in 2014 -- the highest share of revenue of any U.S. industry.

In 2014 alone, there were roughly 71 billion semiconductors sold in the U.S. – about 200 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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