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Blog: 05/16/22

Time to Expand the ITA Again

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

With a lot of auspicious sunny weather forecast for the week, a sizable high-tech industry delegation is converging on Geneva to advance the idea of again expanding product coverage of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), originally launched by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1997 to eliminate tariffs on a broad swath of tech products […]

Press Release: 05/12/22

SIA Welcomes Kickoff Meeting of Conference Committee on Competition Legislation

Committee aims to reconcile differences between the Senate’s United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) and the House’s America COMPETES Act  WASHINGTON—May 12, 2022—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from SIA President and CEO John Neuffer welcoming the first meeting of the congressional conference committee tasked with negotiating final competitiveness legislation […]

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Blog: 05/05/22

The 2022 SIA Factbook: Your Source for Semiconductor Industry Data

by Zhi Su, Research Manager

In 2021, amid the ongoing global chip shortage, semiconductor companies substantially ramped up production and innovation to address persistently high demand, leading to record chip sales and units shipped. Global semiconductor sales reached $556 billion in 2021, and U.S. semiconductor companies accounted for sales totaling $258 billion, or 46% of the global market. To remain […]

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Press Release: 05/04/22

SIA, FIRST® Announce Partnership to Strengthen U.S. STEM Workforce

Partnership will focus on enhancing talent pipeline to equip students with skills needed for science and technology careers WASHINGTON—May 4, 2022—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) today announced a partnership to enhance STEM education and interest among students and bolster workforce development. With demand for highly […]

Workforce & Immigration
Press Release: 04/29/22

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 23% in Q1 2022 Compared to Q1 2021

Worldwide sales for March increase 1.1% month-to-month WASHINGTON—April 29, 2022—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled $151.7 billion during the first quarter of 2022, an increase of 23.0% over the first quarter of 2021, but 0.5% less than the fourth quarter of 2021. Global sales for the month of March […]

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Press Release: 04/28/22

SIA Applauds Start of Conference Negotiations on Bicameral Competitiveness Legislation

Policymakers must swiftly enact compromise bill that includes $52 billion to fund the CHIPS Act, as well as an investment tax credit for semiconductor manufacturing and design WASHINGTON—April 28, 2022—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from SIA President and CEO John Neuffer applauding the formal start of a congressional conference to […]

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Blog: 04/08/22

SIA Highlights Low Risk of Forced Labor in Semiconductor Supply Chains

by Meghan Biery, Director of Global Technology and Security Policy

SIA testified today at a hearing convened by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on methods to prevent the importation of goods mined, produced, or manufactured from regions of concern into the United States. The hearing was convened pursuant to the recently enacted UFLPA, legislation that designated polysilicon – a material used to create […]

Supply Chain Security
Press Release: 04/05/22

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 26.2% Year-to-Year in February

Year-to-year sales into the Americas increase 43.7% to lead all regional markets; month-to-month sales decline 1.4% globally [NOTE: An earlier version of this release included incorrect data due to a reporting error. The data have been corrected in the version below.] WASHINGTON—April 5, 2022—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced global semiconductor industry sales were […]

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Blog: 04/01/22

Semiconductor Industry Provides Recommendations to Commerce Department on CHIPS Act Implementation

by Eric Breckenfeld, Director of Technology Policy

SIA on March 25 submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce in response to a Request for Information (RFI) related to implementation of the CHIPS for America Act, legislation that would provide needed investments in domestic semiconductor research, design, and manufacturing. The House and Senate have both passed $52 billion in funding for the […]

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Press Release: 03/16/22

SIA Endorses FABS Act Introduced in House

Bipartisan legislation would boost U.S. semiconductor manufacturing, research, design and strengthen America’s economy, national security, chip supply chains WASHINGTON—March 16, 2022—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today applauded introduction in the House of Representatives of the Facilitating American-Built Semiconductors (FABS) Act, bipartisan legislation that would establish an investment tax credit to incentivize semiconductor manufacturing, design, and […]

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Press Release: 03/09/22

White House Meeting Highlights Need for Investments in Domestic Semiconductor Technology

WASHINGTON—March 9, 2022—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from SIA President and CEO John Neuffer regarding today’s meeting at the White House about the importance of advancing initiatives to strengthen U.S. semiconductor manufacturing, research, and supply chains. The meeting included President Biden, governors, and senior executives from the semiconductor industry and major […]

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Press Release: 03/08/22

Rina Pal-Goetzen Joins SIA as Director of Global Policy

Pal-Goetzen to guide association’s international trade policy agenda, including trade agreements, market access, and emerging market development WASHINGTON—March 8, 2022—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced Rina Pal-Goetzen has joined the association as director of global policy. In this role, Pal-Goetzen will work with U.S. and global policymakers and industry stakeholders to advance the association’s […]