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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46%
The U.S. semiconductor industry is the worldwide leader with about 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.
#4
Semiconductors are America's fourth-largest export after airplanes, refined oil, and automobiles.
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The U.S. industry invests about one-fifth of revenue in R&D, among the most of any sector.

How Semiconductors are Made

Semiconductors, the tiny chips that are the brains of modern electronics, form the basis of America’s innovation infrastructure. They enable technologies critical to U.S. economic growth, national security, and global competitiveness. They are giving rise to new technologies that hold the promise to transform society for the better, including brain-inspired computing, the Internet of Things, energy-efficient sensing, automated devices, robotics, and artificial intelligence. Semiconductors are the product of unfathomably advanced research, design, and manufacturing.

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Who We Are

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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