Semiconductor Workforce Development: A Policy Blueprint



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 […]

Blog: 09/04/12

Keeping the U.S. at the Forefront of Innovation

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Blog: 08/17/12

Government’s Support for Long-Term Research

by Semiconductor Industry Association


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. 

Workforce & Immigration
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, 

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