Semiconductors Power the Modern World

Semiconductors enable the systems and products that we use to work, communicate, travel, entertain, harness energy, treat illness, make new scientific discoveries, and more.

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A new joint report by the Semiconductor Industry Association and the Boston Consulting Group finds the U.S. government has a strategic opportunity to reverse the decades-long trajectory of declining chip manufacturing in America, strengthen national security and make our supply chains more resilient, and make our country one of the most attractive places in the world to produce semiconductors, which are the brains of modern technology.

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2020 State of the U.S. Semiconductor Industry

Our country’s leadership in semiconductors is a big reason America has the world’s largest economy and most advanced technologies. The U.S. industry, however, faces a range of challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, rising cost of innovation, declining share of global manufacturing, and geopolitical instability.

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For decades, federal government and private sector investments in semiconductor research and development (R&D) have propelled the rapid pace of innovation in the U.S. semiconductor industry, making it the global leader and spurring tremendous growth throughout the U.S. economy. This report analyzes the impact of federal investments in semiconductor R&D on U.S. economic growth, job creation, and our country’s technology leadership.

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47%
The U.S. semiconductor industry is the worldwide leader with nearly half of global market share.
1,250,000+
The industry directly employs nearly 250,000 people in the U.S. and supports more than 1 million additional U.S. jobs.
#5
Semiconductors are a top-5 U.S. export along with airplanes, refined oil, crude oil, and automobiles.
1/5
The U.S. industry invests about one-fifth of revenue in R&D, among the most of any sector.

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SIA is the voice of the semiconductor industry, one of America’s top export industries and a key driver of our economic strength, national security, and global competitiveness.

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