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Blog: 12/06/17

Foreign-Derived Deduction, AMT Repeal Top SIA Priorities for Tax Conference

by Semiconductor Industry Association

With both the House and Senate having passed sweeping tax reform bills recently, a conference committee is expected to convene soon to reconcile differences in the respective bills and set forth final legislation to be approved by Congress and sent to the President for signature. In a letter to House and Senate leaders, SIA yesterday […]

Tax
Blog: 11/20/17

Agreement on Regional Support Guidelines Headlines Meeting of Global Semiconductor Industry, Governments

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Free and open markets and transparency are critical to the success of the global semiconductor industry. Earlier this month, governments from the major semiconductor-producing regions agreed to support industry-adopted guidelines and best practices for communicating about regional support programs in the industry. Regional support refers to government-led industrial policies aimed at promoting domestic semiconductor sectors.

Trade
Blog: 11/09/17

Coalition Highlights Importance of Trade Secrets Protection

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

SIA and a coalition of business, technology, and manufacturing leaders this week sent a letter to United States Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer to highlight the importance of strong international trade secret protections that boost the competitiveness of U.S. companies and workers. Trade secrets are valuable intellectual property vital to continued growth and innovation in […]

Intellectual Property
Blog: 10/26/17

Budget Approval Paves Way for Much-Needed Corporate Tax Reform

by Semiconductor Industry Association

The House voted today to approve a budget resolution agreed to by the Senate last week, clearing the way for congressional consideration of legislation to reform America’s outdated corporate tax code. SIA urges policymakers in Washington to seize this opportunity and enact corporate tax reform that allows U.S. semiconductor companies to continue to grow and […]

Tax
Blog: 10/03/17

SIA Calls for National Strategy to Spur Internet of Things

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

At a forum on Capitol Hill earlier today, SIA and other tech and business leaders called for a national strategy to harness the immense potential of the Internet of Things (IoT), the semiconductor-enabled network of devices connected to the cloud from which data can be collected and analyzed, and to ensure U.S. leadership in this […]

Emerging Technologies
Blog: 09/15/17

DARPA Rolls Out $75 Million in New Semiconductor Research Investments

by Semiconductor Industry Association

This week, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched a new program called the Electronics Resurgence Initiative (ERI) that includes $75 million in new semiconductor research investments. The new investments are in addition to current programs in semiconductor R&D – including the Joint University Microelectronics Program, or JUMP – for a total of […]

Research
Blog: 07/31/17

How Have First-Half 2017 Semiconductor Sales Performed?

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

  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

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

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

by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy

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

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

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.

Trade
Blog: 06/09/17

Semiconductors and Tech Feature Prominently at Summit on the Economy

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

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

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

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