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 […]
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 […]
A new nonpartisan campaign called TechElect, launched by the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), is bringing together Americaâ€™s technology and innovation leaders to promote the issues that are important to our industries and to share ideas with the presidential campaigns.
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.
Last week, the Commerce Departmentâ€™s Economics and Statistics Administration and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a comprehensive study entitled, â€œIntellectual Property and the U.S. Economy.â€ You can access a copy of it here.
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.
by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs
Today would have been Dr. Robert Noyceâ€™s 84th birthday. Noyce was the co-inventor of the integrated circuit, a credit he shared with Texas Instrumentsâ€™ 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 […]
On a regular day on Capitol Hill the partisan rhetoric is at full volume, but yesterday was not a regular day.
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