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Blog: 07/31/17

How Have First-Half 2017 Semiconductor Sales Performed?

  Later this week, SIA will release its June 2017 global sales report (GSR), which will include global semiconductor sales totals for the first half of 2017. As the midpoint approaches, this is a good time to assess sales performance to date, as well as to consider what to look for leading into the second […]

Market Data
Blog: 07/26/17

The 2017 SIA Databook: Your Source for Comprehensive Semiconductor Industry and Market Data

Where can you find just about any data point on the semiconductor industry and market? Answer: the 2017 SIA Databook, which is now available! Complete with tons of data on the global semiconductor market, the U.S. semiconductor industry, and the top end markets for semiconductors in 2016, the 2017 SIA Databook is your go-to comprehensive […]

Market Data
Blog: 06/29/17

Cheers to 20 Years of the ITA

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Information Technology Agreement (ITA), a groundbreaking trade pact that eliminates tariffs on hundreds of high-tech products, from semiconductors to smart phones. During a keynote address yesterday at a WTO Symposium in Geneva marking the ITA’s 20th anniversary, SIA President and CEO John Neuffer highlighted […]

Trade
Blog: 06/28/17

SIA Outlines NAFTA Modernization Priorities

As the Trump Administration considers renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), SIA is focused on ensuring semiconductor industry priorities are maintained and strengthened in any new agreement. To that end, SIA today testified at a public hearing before the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) regarding NAFTA modernization.

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Blog: 06/09/17

Semiconductors and Tech Feature Prominently at Summit on the Economy

Earlier this week, I attended the 7th Annual Summit on the Economy in Washington, D.C., an all-day conference which brings together notable policymakers and economists to do some big thinking on the current and future state of the economy. While topics were far-ranging, from addressing the challenges of workers and communities left behind to the future […]

Blog: 06/08/17

The 2017 SIA Factbook: Your Top Source for Semiconductor Industry Data

Quick, where can you find out A) the size of the global semiconductor market in 2016 (answer: $339 billion), B) U.S. semiconductor industry market share in 2016 (answer: 48 percent), and C) the top end market for semiconductors in 2016 (answer: communication products) all in one place? Answer: These data points and many more are […]

Market Data
Blog: 06/07/17

Tech, Government Leaders Highlight Benefits of Information Technology Agreement

SIA President & CEO John Neuffer and other leaders from industry, government and academia participated in a panel discussion this week on the benefits of the WTO Information Technology Agreement (ITA), a pioneering trade pact that eliminates tariffs on hundreds of high-tech products, from semiconductors to smart phones. Panelists highlighted the ITA’s key role in […]

Trade
Blog: 05/23/17

White House Budget Contains DoD Investments Poised to Strengthen Semiconductor Research

Semiconductors, the brains of modern electronics, are integral to America’s economic, technological, and military infrastructure. Funding increases for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and other Defense Department agencies outlined in the White House budget proposal unveiled today would strengthen long-range semiconductor research, enhance the U.S. semiconductor industry’s positive impacts on our country, and […]

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Blog: 05/22/17

New Study Shows ITA Bridging Digital Divide

As the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) turns 20 this year, a think tank in Washington, D.C. today released an important new report on the wide-ranging economic benefits of this pioneering trade pact to developing countries. Co-authored by Stephen Ezell and John Wu of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the study does a deep […]

Trade
Blog: 05/11/17

Sustaining America’s Consistent Trade Surplus in Semiconductors

Despite the forces of globalization that have pulled so much manufacturing overseas, the United States is still the worldwide leader of the semiconductor industry, capturing nearly half of the global market. Indeed, the U.S. is home to a robust semiconductor manufacturing and design sector and has consistently maintained a trade surplus in semiconductors for at […]

Trade
Blog: 03/29/17

Semiconductors Remain Export Leader for U.S. in 2016

Semiconductors continue to be a huge export for the United States, fueling jobs, economic growth, and innovation at home. According to recently released government trade data for 2016, the value of U.S. semiconductor exports in 2016 totaled $43.1 billion, the third-highest of any manufactured U.S. export product. Strong domestic production combined with large foreign markets […]

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Blog: 03/23/17

U.S. Semiconductor Firms Top List of Patent Recipients in 2016

Five of the top fifteen U.S. corporate patent recipients in 2016 were U.S. semiconductor companies, equaling the number of firms ranked in the top 15 in 2015. These figures are based on an analysis of new data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. See table below.

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