Semiconductor Workforce Development: A Policy Blueprint



Blog: 05/22/23

SIA Urges Balanced Approach to Implementation of CHIPS Act ‘Guardrails’

by Alex Gordon, Policy Associate

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

The CHIPS and Science Act, landmark legislation enacted last year to reinvigorate domestic semiconductor production and innovation, has already sparked over $200 billion in commitments by companies to invest on U.S. shores—commitments that will create jobs and strengthen America’s economy, national security, and global competitiveness. As part of our ongoing effort to provide input to […]

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Blog: 05/19/23

North America Semiconductor Conference Meets in Washington to Advance Ambitious Plan to Rebalance Supply Chain

by Semiconductor Industry Association

SIA and Arizona State University this week hosted the first North America Semiconductor Conference (NASC), a new trilateral endeavor between the governments, academic institutions, and private sectors of Mexico, Canada, and the United States. NASC aims to create a contiguous region of semiconductor development and production in North America and to leverage existing strengths of […]

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Blog: 05/05/23

The 2023 SIA Factbook: Your Source for Semiconductor Industry Data

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Global semiconductor sales data showed the industry experienced significant ups and downs in 2022. While chip sales reached the highest-ever annual total in 2022, the slowdown in the second half of the year substantially limited growth. Global semiconductor sales reached $574 billion in 2022, and U.S. semiconductor companies accounted for sales totaling $275 billion, or […]

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Blog: 04/27/23

Technical Papers Highlight Need to Maintain Essential Uses of PFAS in Semiconductor Industry

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

Semiconductors form the foundation of modern technology, enabling innovations that make the world smarter, greener, more efficient, and better connected. Producing these complex devices is a marvel of modern manufacturing, requiring highly advanced manufacturing processes and the use of chemicals, gases, and materials with specific performance and functional attributes. Among the inputs essential to chip […]

Environment, Health & Safety
Blog: 03/27/23

Chip Sales Rise in 2022, Especially to Auto, Industrial, Consumer Markets

by Robert Casanova, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Semiconductors are the key enabling technology in a broad range of products across virtually all segments of our economy. Despite a cyclical market downturn that took hold during the second half of 2022, global semiconductor sales reached an all-time high of $574 billion for the year, an increase of 3.3% over 2021 sales. Newly released […]

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Blog: 03/02/23

Meeting of Semiconductor Associations from Around the World Underscores Importance of Global Chip Sector Collaboration

by Jennifer Meng, Director of Global Policy

A U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association delegation (SIA) will travel to Xiamen, China for the 75th World Semiconductor Council Joint Steering Committee (JSTC) meetings from March 7-10. The meetings will include our industry counterparts from China, Chinese Taipei, the EU, Japan, and Korea. This will be SIA’s first trip to China since the start of COVID […]

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Blog: 02/08/23

Despite Short-Term Cyclical Downturn, Global Semiconductor Market’s Long-Term Outlook is Strong

by Robert Casanova, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Global semiconductor sales data released last week showed the industry experienced significant ups and downs in 2022. While chip sales reached the highest-ever annual total in 2022, the slowdown in the second half of the year substantially limited growth. A deeper dive into the year-end data reveals how this pattern is consistent with the semiconductor […]

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Blog: 01/27/23

Building the Workforce for a Transitional Tech Economy

by Semiconductor Industry Association

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted an uncomfortable truth that had long been simmering in the back of our minds: the U.S. does not have an adequate tech workforce. As global supply chains shut down, everything from automobiles to home appliances faced shortages as our domestic capacity in advanced manufacturing could not keep up with demand. The […]

Workforce & Immigration
Blog: 01/26/23

SIA Comments: Export Controls Should Protect National Security Without Undermining Innovation

by Semiconductor Industry Association

SIA has long supported export control policy that safeguards national security without unduly harming the commercial innovation that is essential to America’s economy, national security, and technological leadership. Consistent with these longstanding efforts, SIA recently submitted detailed public comments regarding significant new semiconductor export control rules released on Oct. 7 by the Bureau of Industry […]

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Blog: 01/06/23

Semiconductor Industry is Committed to Combatting Illicit Chip Diversion

by Semiconductor Industry Association

As the devastating war in Ukraine continues, the U.S. semiconductor industry remains committed to fully complying with all export control regulations issued by the U.S. and allied partner nations to impede Russian aggression. The U.S. government and its partners have targeted the Russian defense industry’s reliance on imported microelectronics by issuing new sanctions and export […]

Blog: 12/14/22

The CHIPS Act Has Already Sparked $350 Billion in Private Investments for U.S. Semiconductor Production

by Robert Casanova, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Last updated April 15, 2024 By enacting the CHIPS and Science Act in August 2022, policymakers in Washington took an historic step toward attracting investment in semiconductor production and innovation in the U.S. And while the new law must still be implemented effectively and efficiently to realize its potential, the CHIPS Act has already sparked […]

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Blog: 11/17/22

New Report Highlights Challenges and Opportunities Facing U.S. Semiconductor Industry

by Robert Casanova, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released its annual State of the Industry Report. The report highlights the current challenges facing the semiconductor industry, as well as opportunities for continued growth and innovation. In 2022, with the importance of semiconductors to the global economy continuing to grow, the semiconductor industry has worked tirelessly to speed […]

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