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Blog: 01/22/13

SIA’s 2013 Policy Roadmap Strengthens U.S. Semiconductor Industry, Boosts American Innovation

by Semiconductor Industry Association

With the new year upon us and the 113th Congress now underway, SIA is focused on advancing the U.S. semiconductor industry’s key policy objectives for 2013. Our industry is critical to America’s economic strength, national security and global competitiveness. SIA’s 2013 Policy Roadmap – outlined below – will help keep America at the forefront of […]

Anti-CounterfeitingEnvironment, Health & SafetyExport ControlImmigration & WorkforceIntellectual PropertyResearchTaxTrade
Blog: 01/02/13

Technology Could Help Reduce Harmful Emissions

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

It’s no secret that modern technology – enabled by semiconductors – has improved our lives dramatically by revolutionizing our communication, transportation, health care, business and entertainment systems, among many others. But sometimes we lose sight of what technology can do for our planet.

Environment, Health & Safety
Blog: 12/20/12

SIA Working With Federal Government to Improve Collection of Semiconductor Employment Data

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Over the last couple months, SIA has reported some key information about U.S. semiconductor employment. In November, we announced that the U.S. semiconductor industry currently employs almost a quarter of a million workers and added jobs three times faster than the rest of the U.S. economy from 2010 to 2011. Earlier this month, we released […]

Market Data
Blog: 11/09/12

Semiconductor Jobs Tied to Effective Government Policies

by Semiconductor Industry Association

In an exciting development for our industry, last week SIA announced that U.S. semiconductor employment has reached nearly 250,000 and the industry added jobs three times faster than the rest of the U.S. economy. A deeper look at the underlying government data reveals an interesting correlation between job increases in the semiconductor industry and job […]

Blog: 10/08/12

Budget Sequestration Would Stifle Research, Innovation

by Semiconductor Industry Association

SIA recently joined with other members of the Task Force on American Innovation to send a letter to President Obama and congressional leaders expressing concern about the negative impact that the looming budget sequestration would have on funding for basic scientific research.  The letter’s signatories – representing a range of businesses, universities and professional associations […]

Research
Blog: 09/04/12

Keeping the U.S. at the Forefront of Innovation

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Research
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