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Blog: 08/02/16

White House Advances High-Performance Computing Initiative

The White House last week released a new strategic plan to implement the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI) – a supercomputing research effort – across government agencies. The plan calls for greater collaboration among industry, academia, and the government to build an ecosystem that will enable advancements in high-performance computing.

Research
Blog: 07/26/16

How Are Mid-Year Semiconductor Sales Shaping Up?

Next week, SIA will release its June 2016 global sales report (GSR), which will include global semiconductor sales totals for the first half of 2016. As we approach the halfway point in semiconductor sales for 2016, how should we assess sales performance to date, what questions should we consider ahead of next week’s GSR release, […]

Market Data
Blog: 07/19/16

Congressional Research Arm Produces Report on the U.S. Chip Industry

A newly released report by a non-partisan research arm of Congress underscores how semiconductors’ economic and military importance has made the industry’s health a focus of congressional interest for nearly 70 years. The report, produced by the Congressional Research Service (CRS), details how the federal government played a key role in the creation and support […]

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Blog: 07/01/16

Global Deal to Slash Tech Tariffs Goes into Force, but with a Hitch

After more than four years of often turbulent negotiations to expand the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), tariffs on roughly $1.3 trillion in trade in tech products finally start marching to zero today. All in, the agreement will boost the global economy by an estimated $190 billion annually, spur productivity in developing and developed economies, and […]

Trade
Blog: 06/29/16

SIA Applauds Chairman Brady’s Tax Reform Blueprint

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) and House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) on Friday unveiled a blueprint to reform America’s outdated tax system. SIA applauds the Speaker, Chairman Brady, Committee members, and staff for their hard work producing this plan to advance the cause of urgently needed U.S. corporate tax reform.

Tax
Blog: 06/28/16

Secretary Clinton’s Tech Platform Highlights Key Semiconductor Priorities

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today unveiled a set of policy initiatives aimed at bolstering U.S. technology and innovation leadership. SIA welcomes attention from the presidential candidates on policies to strengthen the semiconductor industry and the broader tech sector. Secretary Clinton’s plan embraces a number of the semiconductor industry’s longstanding priorities, including the following: 1) Increasing the research […]

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Blog: 06/27/16

Hill Briefing Highlights Importance of Federal Research Investments

SIA moderated a congressional briefing last Friday on federally funded R&D and the research breakthroughs that have enabled smartphone technology. The briefing was hosted by IEEE in coordination with the House R&D Caucus, which is chaired by Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) and Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.). The purpose of the event was to give congressional staff […]

Research
Blog: 06/21/16

SIA Applauds Launch of IoT Initiative Led by Intel and Samsung

SIA members Intel Corporation and Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of the National IoT Strategy Dialogue, an initiative that will bring together industry partners and organizations to collaboratively develop policy recommendations to advance the Internet of Things (IoT). We applaud Intel and Samsung for leading this critical effort, to be convened by the Information […]

Emerging Technologies
Blog: 06/09/16

The World Semiconductor Council: 20 Years of Promoting Innovation through Free Trade

The world’s leading semiconductor industries celebrated the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) on May 27 in Seoul, Korea. The WSC grew out of the 1996 U.S.-Japan Agreement on International Cooperation Regarding Semiconductors and today brings together senior executives from six semiconductor-producing regions – China, Chinese Taipei, EU, Japan, Korea, […]

Blog: 06/08/16

SIA Presents Policy Recommendations to Advance Internet of Things

From household appliances and wearable devices to cars and medical devices, many of the products Americans rely on are becoming “smarter” and better able to communicate with each other, thanks largely to semiconductor technology. This expanding network of physical objects connected by the Internet – known as the Internet of Things (IoT) – presents both […]

Emerging Technologies
Blog: 05/19/16

Trade Panel Finds TPP Would Boost U.S. Economy, Create Jobs

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has found what SIA has long held: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would strengthen U.S. economic growth, increase U.S. exports, and create U.S. jobs. In a report released yesterday, the ITC found by 2032 the TPP would increase U.S. annual real income by $57.3 billion, boost U.S. GDP by $42.7 […]

Trade
Blog: 05/10/16

High-Performance Computing Critical to U.S. Innovation, Competitiveness

From curing diseases and making passenger jets safer to improving weather forecasts and developing new advanced manufacturing techniques, high-performance computing (HPC) enables countless breakthroughs that keep America strong, safe, competitive, and at the leading edge of innovation. A new report by the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) examines the many critical applications of HPC […]

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