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Blog: 06/05/19

Semiconductor Counterfeiter Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Most Americans have encountered counterfeit wristwatches or handbags, but many are unaware of the threat posed by counterfeiters of a product at the heart of modern technology: semiconductors. A reminder of the dangers of counterfeit semiconductors occurred on May 30, when Rogelio Vasquez was sentenced to 46 months in prison after pleading guilty to selling […]

Anti-Counterfeiting
Press Release: 06/04/19

Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease 14.6 Percent Year-to-Year in April; 12 Percent Decrease in Annual Sales Projected for 2019

Industry forecast projects sales will decrease 12.1 percent in 2019, increase 5.4 percent in 2020 WASHINGTON—June 4, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $32.1 billion in April 2019, a decrease of 14.6 percent from the April 2018 total of $37.6 billion and 0.4 percent less than the March 2019 […]

Market Data
Press Release: 05/31/19

SIA Statement on Mounting U.S.-China Trade and Technology Tensions

WASHINGTON—May 31, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement from President & CEO John Neuffer in response to mounting U.S.-China trade and technology tensions. “Each volley in the U.S.-China trade dispute causes semiconductor companies to wince and financial markets to wobble, while pushing […]

Export ControlTrade
Press Release: 05/24/19

Semiconductor Leaders Strike Agreement on Global Policy Agenda

World Semiconductor Council to present proposals to governments in October WASHINGTON—May 24, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today welcomed a policy agreement reached by global semiconductor industry leaders at the 23rd annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) this week in Xiamen, China. The agreement sets forth policy proposals to strengthen the industry through […]

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Press Release: 05/24/19

SIA Applauds Introduction of DIGIT Act

WASHINGTON—May 24, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement from SIA president & CEO John Neuffer commending the introduction in Congress of the Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act. The DIGIT Act requires the Department of Commerce to convene a […]

Emerging TechnologiesResearch
Press Release: 05/22/19

SIA Statement on Scope of Temporary General License for Huawei

WASHINGTON—May 22, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement regarding the scope of the Commerce Department’s temporary general license for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. “There seems to be confusion about what the temporary general license for Huawei does, with some media reports overstating its […]

Export ControlTrade
Press Release: 05/20/19

SIA Statement on Commerce Department’s Temporary General License for Huawei

WASHINGTON—May 20, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement from President & CEO John Neuffer in response to the Commerce Department’s announcement regarding a temporary general license for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. “We hope to work with the Administration to broaden the scope of […]

Export ControlTrade
Press Release: 05/16/19

SIA Statement on Escalation of U.S.-China Trade and Technology Tensions

WASHINGTON—May 16, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement from President & CEO John Neuffer regarding the recent escalation of U.S.-China trade and technology tensions. “We are troubled by the recent setback in U.S.-China negotiations and the escalation of tensions on both sides, […]

Export ControlTrade
Blog: 04/09/19

U.S. Semiconductor Firms Top List of U.S. Patent Recipients in 2018

by Semiconductor Industry Association

U.S. companies engaged in semiconductor research, design, and manufacturing were among the top U.S. corporate patent recipients in 2018, according to an analysis of new data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. U.S. semiconductor firms consistently rank high on this list, because the U.S. semiconductor industry invests roughly one-fifth of its annual sales into research […]

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Press Release: 04/03/19

Semiconductor Industry Calls for Bold Federal Policies to Sustain U.S. Leadership in Chip Technology, Harness Transformative Technologies of the Future

As foreign governments take big steps to advance their domestic semiconductor capabilities, new blueprint lays out research, workforce, trade initiatives needed to help keep America on top in chip technology WASHINGTON—April 3, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released a set of government policy recommendations for sustaining and strengthening America’s global leadership in semiconductor technology […]

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Blog: 03/15/19

Semiconductors Surpass Cars as a Top U.S. Export in 2018, Remain #4 Overall

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Semiconductors remained a top U.S. export in 2018, spurring American jobs, economic growth, and innovation. According to recently released U.S. government data, U.S. semiconductor exports in 2018 totaled $44 billion, ranking fourth among all U.S. exports, following aircraft and oil (crude and refined), and surpassing automobiles for the first time since 2010. The combination of […]

Trade
Press Release: 02/05/19

Maryam Cope Joins Semiconductor Industry Association as Government Affairs Director

COPE TO WORK WITH CONGRESS, ADMINISTRATION TO ADVANCE INDUSTRY’S POLICY PRIORITIES WASHINGTON—Feb. 5, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced Maryam Cope has joined the association as government affairs director. In this role, Cope will help advance the U.S. semiconductor industry’s key legislative and regulatory priorities […]