The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, one of America's top export industries and a key driver of America’s economic strength, national security, and global competitiveness. Semiconductors – microchips that control all modern electronics – enable the systems and products we use to work, communicate, travel, entertain, harness energy, treat illness, and make new scientific discoveries. The semiconductor industry directly employs nearly a quarter of a million people in the U.S. In 2016, U.S. semiconductor company sales totaled $164 billion, and semiconductors make the global trillion dollar electronics industry possible. SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry stakeholders to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition.
SIA was founded in 1977 by five microelectronics pioneers:
Wilfred Corrigan, Fairchild Semiconductor (later founded LSI Logic Corporation)
Robert Noyce, Intel Corporation
Jerry Sanders, Advanced Micro Devices, Incorporated
Charles Sporck, National Semiconductor Corporation
John Welty, Motorola, Inc
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