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Press Release: 02/01/16

Global Semiconductor Sales Top $335 Billion in 2015

WORLDWIDE SALES ROUGHLY FLAT COMPARED TO 2014; DECEMBER SALES DECREASE 4.4 PERCENT COMPARED TO PREVIOUS MONTH WASHINGTON—Feb. 1, 2016—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced the global semiconductor industry posted sales totaling $335.2 billion in 2015, a slight decrease of 0.2 percent compared to the 2014 […]

Press Release: 01/05/16

Global Semiconductor Sales Dip Slightly in November

WORLDWIDE SALES DOWN 0.3 PERCENT MONTH-TO-MONTH, 3.0 PERCENT YEAR-TO-YEAR; INDUSTRY STILL ON PACE TO NARROWLY EXCEED 2014 SALES TOTAL WASHINGTON—Jan. 5, 2016—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.9 billion for the month of November 2015, 0.3 percent lower than the […]

Press Release: 12/18/15

Semiconductor Industry Hails Passage of Permanent R&D Credit

WASHINGTON—Dec. 18, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today hailed final passage of legislation to permanently extend the R&D tax credit. A permanent credit will offer U.S. semiconductor companies certainty that the U.S. will continue to offer an incentive for domestic research, allowing them to plan investments […]

Press Release: 12/03/15

Intersil CEO Necip Sayiner Elected Chair of Semiconductor Industry Association

TUNC DOLUCA, PRESIDENT AND CEO OF MAXIM INTEGRATED, ELECTED SIA VICE CHAIR WASHINGTON—Dec. 3, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced the SIA Board of Directors has elected Dr. Necip Sayiner, President, CEO and Director of Intersil, as its 2016 Chair and Tunç Doluca, President and […]

Press Release: 12/03/15

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase in October; Slight Growth Projected for Next Three Years

MARKET PROJECTED TO GROW BY 0.2 PERCENT IN 2015, 1.4 PERCENT IN 2016, AND 3.1 PERCENT IN 2017 WASHINGTON—Dec. 3, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $29.0 billion for the month of October 2015, 1.9 percent higher than the previous […]

Press Release: 11/02/15

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 1.5 Percent in Third Quarter

SEPTEMBER SALES UP SLIGHTLY COMPARED TO LAST MONTH, DOWN COMPARED TO LAST YEAR WASHINGTON—Nov. 2, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $85.2 billion during the third quarter of 2015. This total marks an increase of 1.5 percent compared to the […]

Press Release: 10/26/15

Semiconductor Leaders Collaborate with Governments to Advance Free Trade

SIA CO-HOSTS ANNUAL MEETING OF INDUSTRY AND GOVERNMENT LEADERS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE; SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS MADE ON RANGE OF INITIATIVES TO SPUR GROWTH AND OPEN MARKETS SAN FRANCISCO—Oct. 26, 2015—Semiconductor industry leaders last week met with governments from around the world at the 16th annual Governments/Authorities Meeting on Semiconductors (GAMS). The meeting was co-hosted in […]

Press Release: 10/06/15

Sentencing Marks Progress in Fight Against Semiconductor Counterfeiting

WASHINGTON—Oct. 6, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today applauded the work of law enforcement following the sentencing of Peter Picone, a confessed counterfeit semiconductor trafficker. Last June, Picone admitted to sending counterfeit semiconductors to the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Connecticut, where the semiconductors were intended for […]

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Press Release: 10/05/15

Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease Slightly in August

WASHINGTON—Oct. 5, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $27.7 billion for the month of August 2015, a decrease of 0.5 percent from the previous month when sales were $27.9 billion. Global sales from August 2015 were 3.0 percent lower than […]

Press Release: 10/05/15

SIA Applauds Landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

NEW RULES IN TPP WILL STRENGTHEN DIGITAL ECONOMY, PROMOTE SEMICONDUCTOR TRADE WASHINGTON—Oct. 5, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today applauded the 12 countries involved in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks for concluding negotiations on this massive trade deal that will promote jobs and economic growth in the […]

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Press Release: 09/16/15

Professors from UT Austin and Carnegie Mellon Honored for Excellence in Semiconductor Technology and Design Research

WASHINGTON—Sept. 16, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in consultation with Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), today presented its University Research Award to professors from the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in recognition of their outstanding contributions to semiconductor research. Dr. Grant Willson, professor of chemistry and chemical engineering and […]

Press Release: 09/03/15

Global Semiconductor Sales Down Slightly in July

SOFTENING DEMAND, CURRENCY DEVALUATION LEAD TO SLOWER SALES WASHINGTON—Sept. 3, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $27.9 billion for the month of July 2015, a decrease of 0.9 percent from July 2014 when sales were $28.1 billion. Global sales from […]