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Blog: 08/17/12

Government’s Support for Long-Term Research

by Semiconductor Industry Association

 

Research
Blog: 07/30/12

Semiconductors Play a Significant and Growing Part in Operating your Car

by Semiconductor Industry Association

We traditionally think of our cars as being built from steel and powered by gas, but cars are increasingly becoming electronic products on wheels powered by semiconductors. Many of our cars’ systems – including the engine, tires, dashboard and entertainment features – now have semiconductors operating them. Some cars are even capable of parallel parking […]

Emerging Technologies
Blog: 07/05/12

PTO Expansion is Good News for Semiconductor Industry

by Semiconductor Industry Association

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) announced this week that it will open new regional offices in Dallas, Denver and Silicon Valley, in addition to the previously announced office in Detroit, which opens on July 13. This is the first time the PTO has expanded operations beyond the Washington, D.C. area. The new regional […]

Intellectual Property
Blog: 05/24/12

TechElect Advances Proposals to Create and Sustain American Jobs

by Semiconductor Industry Association

A new nonpartisan campaign called TechElect, launched by the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), is bringing together America’s technology and innovation leaders to promote the issues that are important to our industries and to share ideas with the presidential campaigns.

Blog: 05/16/12

SIA Supports the Securing the Talent America Requires for the 21st Century (STAR) Act

by Semiconductor Industry Association

This week, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) introduced the Securing the Talent America Requires for the 21st Century (STAR) Act, legislation intended to retain top foreign students who earn graduate degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from American universities. 

Immigration & Workforce
Blog: 04/16/12

Semiconductor Industry’s Outsized Impact on Innovation

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Last week, the Commerce Department’s Economics and Statistics Administration and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a comprehensive study entitled, “Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy.” You can access a copy of it here.

Intellectual Property
Blog: 03/19/12

Funding the Innovation Engine

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Last week representatives from the Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and NASA, testified before the Senate Commerce Committee at a hearing entitled, “Keeping America Competitive Through Investments in R&D”.  You can watch the full hearing here, http://1.usa.gov/xWprs9. 

Research
Blog: 03/09/12

Leading the Way on Climate Protection

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

 

Environment, Health & Safety
Blog: 02/17/12

A win-win moment for the U.S. technology industry and for taxpayers

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Tax
Blog: 12/12/11

In Honor of Dr. Robert Noyce

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Today would have been Dr. Robert Noyce’s 84th birthday. Noyce was the co-inventor of the integrated circuit, a credit he shared with Texas Instruments’ Jack Kilby for independent discoveries. The invention launched an industry that is now predicted to reach $300 billion in global sales, with U.S. firms capturing roughly half of the market. Semiconductors […]

Blog: 11/10/11

Not Politics As Usual

by Semiconductor Industry Association

On a regular day on Capitol Hill the partisan rhetoric is at full volume, but yesterday was not a regular day.

Anti-Counterfeiting
Blog: 10/19/11

Tech Boot Camp

by Semiconductor Industry Association