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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The U.S. semiconductor industry is the worldwide leader with about half of global market share.
The industry directly employs nearly 250,000 people in the U.S. and supports more than 1 million additional U.S. jobs.
Semiconductors are America's fourth-largest export after airplanes, refined oil, and automobiles.
The U.S. industry invests about one-fifth of revenue in R&D, among the most of any sector.

2018 Databook Now Available

The 2018 Semiconductor Industry Association Databook comprises more than 50 historical data series that review key global and U.S. semiconductor competitiveness trends from 1997-2017. 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. The Databook is intended to provide industry observers with insights into its historical evolution as well as long-term industry trends.

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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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