Blog: 02/16/21

Trade in Transition: The Importance of Re-Establishing U.S. Trade Leadership

by Semiconductor Industry Association

The first two months of 2021 saw leadership transitions with major repercussions for global semiconductor trade. In the United States, the new Biden administration is now in charge of leading a post-pandemic economic recovery defined by calls for supply chain resilience in critical technologies. Meanwhile, members of the World Trade Organization, which celebrated its 25th […]

Blog: 02/04/21

Semiconductor Shortage Highlights Need to Strengthen U.S. Chip Manufacturing, Research

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Semiconductors are the brains of modern electronics, enabling highly advanced technologies in healthcare, communications, computing, and transportation, among many other applications. Global semiconductor sales increased 6.5 percent in 2020, demonstrating growing demand for chips across a range of end markets. In the automotive space, chips have made our cars exponentially smarter, safer, and more efficient, […]

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Blog: 07/22/20

The 2020 SIA Databook: Your Source for Comprehensive Semiconductor Industry and Market Data

by Semiconductor Industry Association

The 2020 SIA Databook 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, the 2020 SIA Databook is your go-to comprehensive resource for all things semiconductors. The 2020 SIA Databook presents easy-to-understand graphics and tables of the trends in the U.S. […]

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Blog: 07/10/20

The U.S. Should be Concerned with its Declining Share of Chip Manufacturing, Not the Tiny Fraction of U.S. Chips Made in China

by Semiconductor Industry Association

China has long been an important end-market for commercial U.S. semiconductors, accounting for over a third of all U.S. chip sales. That’s because China is the leading hub for assembling finished chips into circuit boards, which are then embedded into finished electronic products like TVs, smartphones, and laptops. The $70.5 billion in U.S. semiconductor sales […]

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Blog: 07/02/20

Growth-Based Incentives, Not Tariffs, Will Strengthen U.S. Chip Manufacturing and Leadership

by Semiconductor Industry Association

In 2018, the U.S. imposed a 25% tariff on U.S. imports of semiconductors and other goods from China following a Section 301 investigation into China’s unfair trade practices. Since 60% of U.S. semiconductor imports from China are originally made in the U.S., distributed through global supply chains, and imported by U.S. companies for themselves, U.S. […]

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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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