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Blog: 05/27/20

SIA Applauds Introduction of “Endless Frontier Act” to Advance U.S. Technology Leadership

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

SIA applauds the introduction of the “Endless Frontier Act,” a bipartisan, bicameral bill led by Sens. Schumer (D-NY) and Young (R-IN) in the Senate and Reps. Khanna (D-CA) and Gallagher (R-WI) in the House of Representatives. The bill seeks to maintain and build on U.S. scientific and technology leadership – including in semiconductors – by […]

Research
Blog: 05/12/20

SIA Applauds Legislation to Support Growth of Virtualized Networks

by Harry Clapsis, Manager, Government Affairs

In January, a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Utilizing Strategic Allied (USA) Telecommunications Act (S. 3189), aimed at encouraging the growth and implementation of virtualized cellular networks. The semiconductor industry is a key part of the push towards virtualized networks, which utilize off-the-shelf computer networking equipment to build a cellular wireless network. Continued federal […]

Research
Blog: 05/06/20

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Enrollment in U.S. Decreases

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Full-time graduate enrollment in electrical engineering and computer science programs at U.S. institutions has decreased substantially from its high in 2016, according to newly released annual data from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The new data from 2018 show total enrollees in these disciplines was 92,603, which was flat from the level in 2017 but […]

Workforce & Immigration
Blog: 04/23/20

The 2020 SIA Factbook: Your Source for Semiconductor Industry Data

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Where can you get key facts about the semiconductor industry and market, including the current size of the global semiconductor market ($412 billion), U.S. semiconductor industry market share (47 percent), and the top end-use market for semiconductors (communication devices)? These data points and many more are now available in the recently released 2020 SIA Factbook. […]

Market Data
Blog: 03/27/20

Global Semiconductor Industry Calls on Nations to Prioritize Semiconductor Supply Chain Operations During COVID-19

by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy

Today, 10 industry associations, representing hundreds of semiconductor and semiconductor supply chain companies, issued a statement calling on nations to prioritize semiconductor operations as they craft public health measures to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement is consistent with the semiconductor industry’s core priorities in response to this global health crisis: ensuring the health and […]

COVID-19
Blog: 03/25/20

Why the Semiconductor Industry Must Stay Up and Running as We Confront COVID-19

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the semiconductor industry is focused on ensuring the health and safety of its workers and the continuity of its research, design, and manufacturing operations. This is critically important in our battle against this terrible virus because semiconductors support vital parts of the global economy, critical infrastructure, and national […]

COVID-19
Blog: 03/09/20

Report Shows Risks of Excessive Restrictions on Trade with China

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

An independent study released today by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) concludes America’s longstanding leadership in semiconductors is put at risk by broad restrictions on U.S. exports of commercial chip technologies to China. The BCG report was commissioned by SIA to help inform the public discussion on the impact of trade restrictions on our industry, […]

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Blog: 02/28/20

White House Launches Interagency Working Group Aimed at Advancing Semiconductor R&D

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

In a significant boost to innovation in semiconductors and the many technologies they enable, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) this week announced a new interagency working group focused on advancing semiconductor R&D. SIA applauds this exciting collaborative effort and looks forward to working with the White House and participating agencies […]

Research
Blog: 01/29/20

SIA Applauds New Senate Legislation to Advance ‘Industries of the Future’

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

Earlier this month, a bipartisan group of Senate leaders introduced legislation, the Industries of the Future Act of 2020 (S. 3191), aimed at advancing U.S. leadership in the semiconductor-enabled technologies of the future, including artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, quantum computing, and next-generation wireless networks. SIA applauds the introduction of the bill and urges Congress to […]

Emerging Technologies
Blog: 01/21/20

Appropriations Law Highlights Importance of U.S. Leadership in Semiconductors

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

At the close of 2019, the President signed into law the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Act, which allocates funding for a range of federal agencies, including two – the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – that support critical semiconductor research. SIA applauds enactment of this legislation and […]

Research
Blog: 12/10/19

USMCA Deal a Victory for High-Tech Trade

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

The White House and House Democrats today reached a deal on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), paving the way for congressional passage of the North American trade pact. SIA welcomes today’s agreement and urges swift ratification of the USMCA. The USMCA is a big win for free trade and America’s global technology leadership. The agreement will […]

Trade
Blog: 11/15/19

Congressional Commission Highlights Priorities for Advancing AI

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

On Nov. 4, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) released its interim report to Congress detailing the Commission’s assessment of challenges and opportunities presented by artificial intelligence (AI) for U.S. national security. The report includes a variety of recommendations that align with SIA policy priorities, including the need for increased research funding and […]

Emerging Technologies