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Blog: 07/01/20

USMCA Implementation is a Milestone for Global Technology Trade

by Semiconductor Industry Association

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) enters into force today, marking a milestone in the advancement of America’s global technology trade leadership. The agreement will help strengthen the digital economy, promote semiconductor industry trade priorities, and benefit U.S. companies and consumers alike. The USMCA is the first U.S. agreement to incorporate several top U.S. semiconductor industry priorities, […]

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Blog: 06/18/20

New SIA Report Highlights Industry’s Strength and Looming Challenges

by Semiconductor Industry Association

As policymakers in Washington consider legislation to invest in U.S. semiconductor manufacturing and research, a new SIA report provides context on the U.S. semiconductor industry’s global position across a variety of metrics, including market share, manufacturing, and technology competitiveness. The 2020 State of the U.S. Semiconductor Industry report demonstrates that while the U.S. industry currently […]

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Blog: 06/11/20

Sparking Innovation: How Federal Investments in Semiconductor Research Strengthen America’s Economy and Tech Leadership

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

Increased federal investments in semiconductor research have outsized benefits for the U.S. economy, according to a new report commissioned by SIA. The report, titled “Sparking Innovation: How Federal Investment in Semiconductor R&D Spurs U.S. Economic Growth and Job Creation,” demonstrates federal investments in semiconductor research provide outstanding value to the taxpayer and should be a […]

Research
Blog: 06/03/20

SIA, Salesforce Team Up for Discussion on Navigating Business Uncertainty in the Age of COVID-19

by Sarah Ravi, Events & Membership Manager

As the world navigates the COVID-19 global health crisis, companies in the semiconductor industry and many other sectors are grappling with a challenging supply chain landscape and significant market uncertainty, which could linger for months or longer. SIA, in partnership with Salesforce, hosted a webinar on May 27 to discuss these challenges and how to […]

COVID-19
Blog: 05/27/20

SIA Applauds Introduction of “Endless Frontier Act” to Advance U.S. Technology Leadership

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

SIA applauds the introduction of the “Endless Frontier Act,” a bipartisan, bicameral bill led by Sens. Schumer (D-NY) and Young (R-IN) in the Senate and Reps. Khanna (D-CA) and Gallagher (R-WI) in the House of Representatives. The bill seeks to maintain and build on U.S. scientific and technology leadership – including in semiconductors – by […]

Research
Blog: 05/12/20

SIA Applauds Legislation to Support Growth of Virtualized Networks

by Semiconductor Industry Association

In January, a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Utilizing Strategic Allied (USA) Telecommunications Act (S. 3189), aimed at encouraging the growth and implementation of virtualized cellular networks. The semiconductor industry is a key part of the push towards virtualized networks, which utilize off-the-shelf computer networking equipment to build a cellular wireless network. Continued federal […]

Research
Blog: 05/06/20

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Enrollment in U.S. Decreases

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Full-time graduate enrollment in electrical engineering and computer science programs at U.S. institutions has decreased substantially from its high in 2016, according to newly released annual data from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The new data from 2018 show total enrollees in these disciplines was 92,603, which was flat from the level in 2017 but […]

Workforce & Immigration
Blog: 04/23/20

The 2020 SIA Factbook: Your Source for Semiconductor Industry Data

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Where can you get key facts about the semiconductor industry and market, including the current size of the global semiconductor market ($412 billion), U.S. semiconductor industry market share (47 percent), and the top end-use market for semiconductors (communication devices)? These data points and many more are now available in the recently released 2020 SIA Factbook. […]

Market Data
Blog: 03/27/20

Global Semiconductor Industry Calls on Nations to Prioritize Semiconductor Supply Chain Operations During COVID-19

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Today, 10 industry associations, representing hundreds of semiconductor and semiconductor supply chain companies, issued a statement calling on nations to prioritize semiconductor operations as they craft public health measures to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement is consistent with the semiconductor industry’s core priorities in response to this global health crisis: ensuring the health and […]

COVID-19
Blog: 03/25/20

Why the Semiconductor Industry Must Stay Up and Running as We Confront COVID-19

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the semiconductor industry is focused on ensuring the health and safety of its workers and the continuity of its research, design, and manufacturing operations. This is critically important in our battle against this terrible virus because semiconductors support vital parts of the global economy, critical infrastructure, and national […]

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Blog: 03/09/20

Report Shows Risks of Excessive Restrictions on Trade with China

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

An independent study released today by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) concludes America’s longstanding leadership in semiconductors is put at risk by broad restrictions on U.S. exports of commercial chip technologies to China. The BCG report was commissioned by SIA to help inform the public discussion on the impact of trade restrictions on our industry, […]

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Blog: 02/28/20

White House Launches Interagency Working Group Aimed at Advancing Semiconductor R&D

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

In a significant boost to innovation in semiconductors and the many technologies they enable, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) this week announced a new interagency working group focused on advancing semiconductor R&D. SIA applauds this exciting collaborative effort and looks forward to working with the White House and participating agencies […]

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