Blog: 01/26/23

SIA Comments: Export Controls Should Protect National Security Without Undermining Innovation

by Semiconductor Industry Association

SIA has long supported export control policy that safeguards national security without unduly harming the commercial innovation that is essential to America’s economy, national security, and technological leadership. Consistent with these longstanding efforts, SIA recently submitted detailed public comments regarding significant new semiconductor export control rules released on Oct. 7 by the Bureau of Industry […]

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Blog: 01/06/23

Semiconductor Industry is Committed to Combatting Illicit Chip Diversion

by Semiconductor Industry Association

As the devastating war in Ukraine continues, the U.S. semiconductor industry remains committed to fully complying with all export control regulations issued by the U.S. and allied partner nations to impede Russian aggression. The U.S. government and its partners have targeted the Russian defense industry’s reliance on imported microelectronics by issuing new sanctions and export […]

Blog: 12/14/22

The CHIPS Act Has Already Sparked $450 Billion in Private Investments for U.S. Semiconductor Production

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Last updated April 25, 2024 By enacting the CHIPS and Science Act in August 2022, policymakers in Washington took an historic step toward attracting investment in semiconductor production and innovation in the U.S. And while the new law must still be implemented effectively and efficiently to realize its potential, the CHIPS Act has already sparked […]

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Blog: 11/17/22

New Report Highlights Challenges and Opportunities Facing U.S. Semiconductor Industry

by Semiconductor Industry Association

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released its annual State of the Industry Report. The report highlights the current challenges facing the semiconductor industry, as well as opportunities for continued growth and innovation. In 2022, with the importance of semiconductors to the global economy continuing to grow, the semiconductor industry has worked tirelessly to speed […]

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Blog: 09/26/22

Beating the Drum on ITA Expansion in Geneva

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

While the weather forecast this week in Geneva calls for lots of clouds and rain, the mood of the sizable global industry delegation here to talk expanding the WTO’s Information Technology Agreement (ITA) for a second time is downright sunny. It’s always great to be back in this town working on an affirmative effort to […]

Blog: 07/22/22

The Senate’s CHIPS-Plus Bill Spends Far Less – and Returns Far More – than its Opponents Claim

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

The Senate’s CHIPS-Plus legislation includes badly needed incentives for domestic semiconductor manufacturing and investments in U.S. chip research to help strengthen America’s economy, national security, and leadership in critical technologies. The bill has a total cost of $79.344 billion over 10 years, according to the official scorekeeper for Congress, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). […]

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Blog: 06/09/22

Slapping Tariffs on Digital Data Flows Is a Really Bad Idea

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

The fate of a quarter-century old agreement that has served as a foundation for global digital trade will be decided in a week when trade ministers from around the world meet in Geneva for the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Since 1998, the WTO has maintained a moratorium on customs […]

Blog: 05/24/22

Industry Leaders Offer Input on Policies Needed to Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Leadership

by Semiconductor Industry Association

SIA president and CEO John Neuffer on May 12 participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The purpose of this roundtable was to discuss the challenges and opportunities for U.S. leadership in semiconductors, and especially to provide input on how the bipartisan innovation and competitiveness […]

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Blog: 05/16/22

Time to Expand the ITA Again

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

With a lot of auspicious sunny weather forecast for the week, a sizable high-tech industry delegation is converging on Geneva to advance the idea of again expanding product coverage of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), originally launched by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 1997 to eliminate tariffs on a broad swath of tech products […]

Blog: 05/05/22

The 2022 SIA Factbook: Your Source for Semiconductor Industry Data

by Semiconductor Industry Association

In 2021, amid the ongoing global chip shortage, semiconductor companies substantially ramped up production and innovation to address persistently high demand, leading to record chip sales and units shipped. Global semiconductor sales reached $556 billion in 2021, and U.S. semiconductor companies accounted for sales totaling $258 billion, or 46% of the global market. To remain […]

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Blog: 04/08/22

SIA Highlights Low Risk of Forced Labor in Semiconductor Supply Chains

by Semiconductor Industry Association

SIA testified today at a hearing convened by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on methods to prevent the importation of goods mined, produced, or manufactured from regions of concern into the United States. The hearing was convened pursuant to the recently enacted UFLPA, legislation that designated polysilicon – a material used to create […]

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Blog: 04/01/22

Semiconductor Industry Provides Recommendations to Commerce Department on CHIPS Act Implementation

by Semiconductor Industry Association

SIA on March 25 submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce in response to a Request for Information (RFI) related to implementation of the CHIPS for America Act, legislation that would provide needed investments in domestic semiconductor research, design, and manufacturing. The House and Senate have both passed $52 billion in funding for the […]

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