Jimmy Goodrich Joins Semiconductor Industry Association as Vice President, Global Policy

Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015, 5:27pm

by Semiconductor Industry Association

WASHINGTON—April 8, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that Jimmy Goodrich has joined the association as Vice President, Global Policy. Goodrich will oversee SIA’s international policy initiatives, promoting the U.S. semiconductor industry’s interests globally and working closely with SIA member companies, the Administration, Congress, domestic and international stakeholders, and foreign government officials.

“Ours is a global industry with global challenges,” said John Neuffer, president and CEO, Semiconductor Industry Association. “Jimmy Goodrich’s experience and accomplishments make him uniquely qualified to advance the semiconductor industry’s global priorities and expand market access opportunities for SIA member companies around the world. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the SIA team and look forward to his many contributions to the association and our industry.”

Goodrich has nearly a decade of experience working with Chinese and global stakeholders on technology policy issues. He most recently served as Director of Global Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), where he primarily worked on China and Asia-Pacific technology policy issues. Before joining ITI, Goodrich was the Director for Greater China Government Affairs at Cisco Systems in Beijing. He also has held positions at APCO Worldwide, a public affairs consultancy in Beijing, and the U.S. Information Technology Office (USITO), which represents U.S. information technology firms in China.

“I’m excited to join SIA at a time when the semiconductor industry faces both great opportunities and great challenges internationally,” said Goodrich. “I look forward to working on behalf of SIA members to promote our industry’s global priorities with leaders in Washington and around the world.”

About SIA

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, one of America’s top export industries and a key driver of America’s economic strength, national security and global competitiveness. Semiconductors – microchips that control all modern electronics – enable the systems and products that we use to work, communicate, travel, entertain, harness energy, treat illness, and make new scientific discoveries. The semiconductor industry directly employs nearly a quarter of a million people in the U.S. In 2014, U.S. semiconductor company sales totaled $173 billion, and semiconductors make the global trillion dollar electronics industry possible. Founded in 1977 by five microelectronics pioneers, SIA unites companies that account for 80 percent of America’s semiconductor production. Through this coalition, SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor design and manufacturing by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry stakeholders to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition.