by Semiconductor Industry Association
SHIODE TO WORK WITH CONGRESS, ADMINISTRATION TO ADVANCE INDUSTRY’S POLICY PRIORITIES
WASHINGTON—Sept. 12, 2017—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced Josh Shiode has joined the association as government affairs director. In this role, Shiode will help advance the U.S. semiconductor industry’s key legislative and regulatory priorities related to semiconductor research and technology, product security, and high-skilled immigration, among others. He also will serve as a senior representative of the industry before Congress, the White House, and federal agencies.
“The U.S. semiconductor industry is a key driver of America’s economic strength, national security, and global technology leadership,” said John Neuffer, SIA president and CEO. “Josh Shiode’s extensive knowledge, skills, and experience will make him an ideal advocate for our industry’s policy priorities in Washington, D.C. We’re thrilled to welcome him to the SIA team and look forward to his help advancing initiatives that promote growth and innovation in our industry and throughout the U.S. economy.”
Shiode most recently served as senior government relations officer at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), where he helped guide the association’s science and technology advocacy before the executive and legislative branches. Previously, Shiode was a public policy fellow at the American Astronomical Society (AAS), where he helped develop and implement AAS’s government advocacy strategies. Shiode holds a doctorate in astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley and a bachelor’s degree in astronomy and physics from Boston University.
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 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 2016, U.S. semiconductor company sales totaled $164 billion, and semiconductors make the global trillion dollar electronics industry possible. SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research 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. Learn more at www.semiconductors.org.
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