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Blog: 07/21/21

The 2021 SIA Databook: Your Source for Comprehensive Semiconductor Industry and Market Data

by Semiconductor Industry Association

The 2021 SIA Databook is now available!  Complete with tons of data on the global semiconductor market, the U.S. semiconductor industry, and the top end markets for semiconductors, the 2021 SIA Databook is your go-to comprehensive resource for all things semiconductors. The 2021 SIA Databook presents easy-to-understand graphics and tables of the major trends in the U.S. […]

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Blog: 07/13/21

Taking Stock of China’s Semiconductor Industry

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Download the whitepaper> Just last month, China sent astronauts into space to board a new space station. Earlier this year, China landed a rover on Mars. Chinese state media reported that inside both China’s space station and the Mars rover were 100% indigenously designed-and-produced semiconductors, signaling China’s increasingly sophisticated microchip capabilities. Nevertheless, while China has […]

Trade
Blog: 07/07/21

Americans Embrace the Importance of Semiconductors to National Security

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

As Congress considers legislation that would fund domestic semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research initiatives, a new poll finds a strong majority of Americans understand the critical role semiconductors play in advancing U.S. national security. Two-thirds of Americans (66%) say having a strong semiconductor manufacturing base is either “very important” (45%) or “somewhat important” (21%) to national security, […]

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Blog: 06/04/21

Bipartisan Legislation to Eliminate Per-Country Immigration Caps Would Help Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Workforce

by Arrian Ebrahimi, Policy Assistant

Bipartisan legislation introduced this week in the House would eliminate the counterproductive per-country cap on employment-based visas in favor of a fair, “first come, first served” system, providing U.S. semiconductor companies with greater access to top talent from around the world needed to compete and innovate. The Equal Access to Green Cards for Legal Employment […]

Workforce & Immigration
Blog: 06/02/21

Global Governments Ramp Up Pace of Chip Investments

by Jennifer Meng, Global Policy Manager

by Jimmy Goodrich, Vice President, Global Policy

by Zhi Su, Research Manager

The strategic significance of semiconductors and their ever-increasing importance for economic competitiveness and supply-chain resilience has become a focus for governments worldwide. The widespread global chip shortage as a result of the COVID-19 crisis in late 2020 has shown that vulnerabilities in the global semiconductor supply chain put at risk many technologies and products essential […]

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Blog: 04/26/21

‘This is Infrastructure’: Momentum and Urgency Build for Federal Investments in Chip Manufacturing and Research

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

On April 12 at the White House, with top CEOs from the semiconductor, automotive, and other sectors joining via teleconference to discuss the ongoing global chip shortage and securing our supply chains, President Biden held up a silicon wafer bristling with semiconductors and said, “This is infrastructure.” The President went on to underscore the importance […]

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Blog: 04/23/21

What They’re Saying: Fund the CHIPS for America Act

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

A diverse set of stakeholders, representing broad cross-sections of U.S. industry, government, and academia, have called on Congress to fund the CHIPS for America Act. From automobile manufacturers and cloud companies to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and local governments, there is widespread recognition that Congress must cement America’s role as the undisputed global leader […]

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Blog: 03/01/21

AI Commission Calls for Federal Investments in Semiconductor Manufacturing and Research

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Today, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) released its final report outlining a comprehensive strategy to meet the opportunities and challenges of the emerging AI era. The report rightly asserts that U.S. leadership in microelectronics is critical to overall U.S. leadership in artificial intelligence and calls for the implementation of a national microelectronics […]

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Blog: 02/26/21

Chipmakers Are Ramping Up Production to Address Semiconductor Shortage. Here’s Why that Takes Time

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

To meet increased demand during the current global chip shortage, the semiconductor industry is substantially increasing its fab capacity utilization, a term that refers to the percentage of total available manufacturing capacity that is being used at any given time. Increasing semiconductor capacity utilization takes time, however. It is not as easy as “flipping a […]

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Blog: 02/16/21

Trade in Transition: The Importance of Re-Establishing U.S. Trade Leadership

by Semiconductor Industry Association

The first two months of 2021 saw leadership transitions with major repercussions for global semiconductor trade. In the United States, the new Biden administration is now in charge of leading a post-pandemic economic recovery defined by calls for supply chain resilience in critical technologies. Meanwhile, members of the World Trade Organization, which celebrated its 25th […]

Trade
Blog: 02/04/21

Semiconductor Shortage Highlights Need to Strengthen U.S. Chip Manufacturing, Research

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Semiconductors are the brains of modern electronics, enabling highly advanced technologies in healthcare, communications, computing, and transportation, among many other applications. Global semiconductor sales increased 6.5 percent in 2020, demonstrating growing demand for chips across a range of end markets. In the automotive space, chips have made our cars exponentially smarter, safer, and more efficient, […]

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Blog: 07/22/20

The 2020 SIA Databook: Your Source for Comprehensive Semiconductor Industry and Market Data

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

The 2020 SIA Databook is now available!  Complete with tons of data on the global semiconductor market, the U.S. semiconductor industry, and the top end markets for semiconductors, the 2020 SIA Databook is your go-to comprehensive resource for all things semiconductors. The 2020 SIA Databook presents easy-to-understand graphics and tables of the trends in the U.S. […]

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