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Press Release: 09/16/20

Study Finds Federal Incentives for Domestic Semiconductor Manufacturing Would Strengthen America’s Chip Production, Economy, National Security, Supply Chains

Nineteen new chip manufacturing facilities would be built in the U.S. in next 10 years with $50 billion federal investment, according to study by Boston Consulting Group and SIA WASHINGTON—Sept. 16, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), today released a study analyzing the impact of proposed federal incentives […]

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Press Release: 09/15/20

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su to Receive Semiconductor Industry’s Top Honor

Dr. Su, standout industry leader and technologist, will accept 2020 Robert N. Noyce Award during SIA Leadership Forum and Award Celebration on Nov. 19 WASHINGTON—Sept. 15, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced Dr. Lisa Su, president and CEO of AMD and an accomplished leader in advancing semiconductor technology, has been named the 2020 recipient […]

Press Release: 09/03/20

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 4.9 Percent Year-to-Year in July

Worldwide sales in July increase 2.1 percent on a month-to-month basis as all major regional markets post sales increases WASHINGTON—Sept. 3, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $35.2 billion in July 2020, 4.9 percent more than the July 2019 total of $33.5 billion and 2.1 percent greater than the […]

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Press Release: 08/17/20

SIA Statement on Export Control Rule Changes

WASHINGTON—August 17, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from president and CEO John Neuffer in response to the new export control rule changes announced today by the U.S. Commerce Department. SIA represents 95 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry. “We are still reviewing the rule, but these broad restrictions on commercial chip […]

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Press Release: 08/03/20

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 5.1 Percent Year-to-Year in June; Q2 Sales Down Slightly Compared to Q1

WASHINGTON—Aug. 3, 2020— The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $34.5 billion in June 2020, an increase of 5.1 percent from the June 2019 total of $32.9 billion. Sales in June were 0.3 percent less than the May 2020 total of $34.6 billion. Sales during the second quarter of 2020 […]

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Blog: 07/22/20

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

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

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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Press Release: 07/21/20

Federal Investments in U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing, Research Gain Steam in Congress

WASHINGTON—July 21, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement today from president and CEO John Neuffer in response to congressional action in support of U.S. semiconductor manufacturing and research. The House today passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation that includes an amendment calling for the establishment of a federal grant program to promote semiconductor manufacturing, as well […]

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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 Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy

by Jimmy Goodrich, Vice President, Global Policy

by Zhi Su, Research Manager

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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Press Release: 07/03/20

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 5.8 Percent Year-to-Year in May; Annual Sales Projected to Increase 3.3 Percent in 2020, 6.2 Percent in 2021

Worldwide sales increase 1.5 percent month-to-month in May WASHINGTON—July 3, 2020— The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $35.0 billion in May 2020, an increase of 5.8 percent from the May 2019 total of $33.0 billion and 1.5 percent more than the April 2020 total of $34.4 billion. Monthly sales […]

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Blog: 07/02/20

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

by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy

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 Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy

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, […]

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Press Release: 06/25/20

American Foundries Act Would Provide Needed Investments in U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing, Research

Bipartisan legislation would advance domestic production and research of chips critical to America’s economy and national security WASHINGTON—June 25, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today applauded introduction in the Senate of the American Foundries Act of 2020, legislation that would provide federal investments totaling tens of billions of dollars for semiconductor manufacturing and research to […]

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