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

by Jimmy Goodrich, Vice President, 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 […]

Market Data
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 […]

Export Control
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 $200 Billion in Private Investments for U.S. Semiconductor Production

by Robert Casanova, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Last updated August 15, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. ET 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 […]

Domestic Manufacturing
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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Blog: 09/26/22

Beating the Drum on ITA Expansion in Geneva

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

While the weather forecast this week in Geneva calls for lots of clouds and rain, the mood of the sizable global industry delegation here to talk expanding the WTO’s Information Technology Agreement (ITA) for a second time is downright sunny. It’s always great to be back in this town working on an affirmative effort to […]

Blog: 07/22/22

The Senate’s CHIPS-Plus Bill Spends Far Less – and Returns Far More – than its Opponents Claim

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

The Senate’s CHIPS-Plus legislation includes badly needed incentives for domestic semiconductor manufacturing and investments in U.S. chip research to help strengthen America’s economy, national security, and leadership in critical technologies. The bill has a total cost of $79.344 billion over 10 years, according to the official scorekeeper for Congress, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). […]

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Blog: 06/09/22

Slapping Tariffs on Digital Data Flows Is a Really Bad Idea

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

The fate of a quarter-century old agreement that has served as a foundation for global digital trade will be decided in a week when trade ministers from around the world meet in Geneva for the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Since 1998, the WTO has maintained a moratorium on customs […]

Blog: 05/24/22

Industry Leaders Offer Input on Policies Needed to Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Leadership

by Semiconductor Industry Association

SIA president and CEO John Neuffer on May 12 participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The purpose of this roundtable was to discuss the challenges and opportunities for U.S. leadership in semiconductors, and especially to provide input on how the bipartisan innovation and competitiveness […]

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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 […]