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Blog: 06/14/13

Japan Would Strengthen Key Trade Agreement

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Last week, SIA submitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in support of Japan’s participation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement (TPP), a free trade pact that encourages open markets and international cooperation:

Trade
Blog: 06/05/13

Scientific Research is a Team Sport

by Semiconductor Industry Association

For generations, leading edge scientific research has been a key to America’s strength and prosperity, unlocking new technologies that have helped keep the U.S. at the forefront of innovation. The great inventions of the last 60 years – including the Internet, the Global Positioning System (GPS), the laser, and the large-scale integrated circuit – were […]

Research
Blog: 05/21/13

Judiciary Committee Senators Reach Deal on High-Skilled Immigration Amendments

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today reached a bipartisan deal on amendments to legislation (S.744) that would reform America’s high-skilled immigration system. SIA has joined other leading technology associations in sending a letter to members of the Committee in support of the agreement, which was spearheaded by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Orrin Hatch […]

Workforce & Immigration
Blog: 05/14/13

Advancing Innovation Through an Improved Patent System: SIA Statement on Abusive Patent Litigation

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

Intellectual Property
Blog: 05/10/13

Why small is really big

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Research
Blog: 04/23/13

Helium Bill Floats to the House Floor; Broad Coalition Urges Passage

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

This Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on bipartisan legislation that would help secure the supply of helium, a gas that is critical for advanced manufacturing of semiconductors and other products, as well as scientific research. 

Environment, Health & Safety
Blog: 04/22/13

World Semiconductor Council Calls on India to Join ITA Expansion Talks

by Semiconductor Industry Association

 

Trade
Blog: 04/10/13

President’s Budget Calls for Investments in Research, STEM Education

by Semiconductor Industry Association

 

Research
Blog: 04/04/13

H-1B Cap Shows Urgent Need for High-Skilled Immigration Reform

by Semiconductor Industry Association

This week, the U.S. government began accepting applications from employers for H-1B visas for highly educated workers who want to fill open jobs in the U.S. Unfortunately, the demand for skilled immigrant workers far exceeds the current cap of 65,000 H-1B visas (plus an additional 20,000 for those with advanced degrees from U.S. universities), so […]

Workforce & Immigration
Blog: 03/28/13

SIA Advocates for ITA Expansion at Geneva Meetings

by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy

 

Trade
Blog: 03/27/13

House Committee Approves Legislation to Secure Helium Supply

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

On March 20, the House Natural Resources Committee voted to approve the “Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act” (HR 527), a bipartisan bill that would address the impending cessation of sales of helium from the Federal Helium Reserve. The legislation now awaits action on the House floor, which will likely be scheduled sometime next month.

Environment, Health & Safety
Blog: 03/15/13

Broad Coalition of Tech Leaders Call on President, Congress to Enact High-Skilled Immigration Reform

by Semiconductor Industry Association

SIA this week joined a coalition of more than 100 technology leaders from across the country in sending a letter to President Obama and congressional leaders urging prompt approval of legislation to reform America’s outdated high-skilled immigration system.

Workforce & Immigration