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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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Blog: 02/08/22

SIA Launches Semiconductor Data Dashboard

by Robert Casanova, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today launched a new Semiconductor Unit Sales Dashboard to provide regularly updated, publicly available sales data for a range of semiconductor products. Amid the ongoing global chip shortage, the Dashboard provides information to industry, government stakeholders, and the public at large about unit sales of semiconductors. Dashboard data is provided […]

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Blog: 01/20/22

SIA Encourages the United States and Europe to Collaborate on Export Control Policy

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Overseas market access and a level global playing field are critical for U.S. leadership and competitiveness in semiconductors. The U.S. semiconductor industry relies on overseas markets for more than 80% of its sales, which U.S. firms re-invest into research and development efforts to out-innovate foreign competitors. A report by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) termed […]

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Blog: 01/10/22

China’s Share of Global Chip Sales Now Surpasses Taiwan’s, Closing in on Europe’s and Japan’s

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Global chip sales from Chinese companies are on the rise, largely due to increasing U.S.-China tensions and a whole-of-nation effort to advance China’s chip sector, including government subsidies, procurement preferences, and other preferential policies. Just five years ago, China’s semiconductor device sales were $13 billion, accounting for only 3.8% of global chip sales. In 2020, […]

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Blog: 12/08/21

SIA Urges Elimination of Harmful Section 301 Tariffs

by Jennifer Meng, Senior Global Policy Manager

by Jimmy Goodrich, Vice President, Global Policy

SIA on Dec. 1 submitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) urging the elimination of harmful semiconductor tariffs that are exacerbating the ongoing chip shortage and slowing our economy. As SIA explained in the submission, Section 301 tariffs on semiconductors and associated products are contributing to the current global chip […]

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Blog: 12/08/21

Taking Steps to Further Bolster Chip Industry’s Commitment to Ethics

by Jimmy Goodrich, Vice President, Global Policy

Semiconductors are the lifeblood of modern technology products. The innovative devices produced by semiconductor companies enable everything from life-saving medical research to increased workplace productivity, green technology, and connectivity among people around the world. As semiconductors have become smarter, faster, and more efficient, they promise to deliver even more life-improving capabilities. However, innovative capabilities developed […]

Blog: 11/23/21

SIA Weighs in with Commerce Department on Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

by Semiconductor Industry Association

SIA on Nov. 8 submitted a response to the Commerce Department’s Request for Information on Semiconductor Supply Chain Risks as part of our ongoing partnership with the government to address the global semiconductor shortage. In our submission, we expressed our industry’s concerns with the purpose and scope of the RFI and the adverse effects that […]

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Blog: 11/10/21

Bipartisan Governors Urge CHIPS Funding

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

In another sign of widespread support for funding the CHIPS for America Act, a bipartisan group of governors wrote a letter to congressional leaders urging action for funding the manufacturing incentives and research investments comprising the CHIPS Act that are needed to strengthen the U.S. semiconductor industry. In doing so, the governors join national security […]

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Blog: 10/25/21

Momentum Builds in Congress for CHIPS Act Funding, FABS Act

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

SIA member companies and coalition partners met with more than 100 members of Congress and staff during SIA’s virtual fly-in on Oct. 20-21, and SIA is organizing daily meetings with Hill offices to generate support for semiconductor industry priorities. Rank-and-file offices and committee chairs, Republicans and Democrats alike, expressed overwhelming support for strengthening domestic semiconductor […]

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Blog: 09/28/21

Actions the U.S. and EU Can Take Together to Strengthen Both Regions’ Semiconductor Supply Chain Resilience

by Jennifer Meng, Senior Global Policy Manager

High-level government officials from Washington and Brussels are set to convene in Pittsburgh tomorrow (Sept. 29) for the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC), which aims to expand and deepen trade and transatlantic investment ties. The TTC features 10 working groups set to address supply chain security, export controls, global trade […]

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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 […]

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