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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 […]

Market Data
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 Since 60% of U.S. semiconductor imports from China are originally made in the U.S., distributed through global supply chains, and imported by U.S. companies for themselves, U.S. […]

Domestic ManufacturingTrade
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, […]

Trade
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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Press Release: 06/23/20

New Immigration Executive Order Hurts Semiconductor Industry, Overall Tech Sector

WASHINGTON—June 23, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from President & CEO John Neuffer in response to President Trump’s recent immigration executive order. SIA represents 95 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry. “The success of the U.S. semiconductor industry requires both homegrown talent and talent from around the world. This is […]

Workforce & Immigration
Blog: 06/18/20

New SIA Report Highlights Industry’s Strength and Looming Challenges

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

As policymakers in Washington consider legislation to invest in U.S. semiconductor manufacturing and research, a new SIA report provides context on the U.S. semiconductor industry’s global position across a variety of metrics, including market share, manufacturing, and technology competitiveness. The 2020 State of the U.S. Semiconductor Industry report demonstrates that while the U.S. industry currently […]

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Blog: 06/11/20

Sparking Innovation: How Federal Investments in Semiconductor Research Strengthen America’s Economy and Tech Leadership

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

Increased federal investments in semiconductor research have outsized benefits for the U.S. economy, according to a new report commissioned by SIA. The report, titled “Sparking Innovation: How Federal Investment in Semiconductor R&D Spurs U.S. Economic Growth and Job Creation,” demonstrates federal investments in semiconductor research provide outstanding value to the taxpayer and should be a […]

Research
Press Release: 06/10/20

CHIPS for America Act Would Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing, Innovation

New bipartisan legislation, introduced in the Senate by Sens. Cornyn (R-Texas), Warner (D-Va.), Risch (R-Idaho), Sinema (D-Ariz.), and Rubio (R-Fla.) and in the House by Reps. Matsui (D-Calif.) and McCaul (R-Texas), would counter competing nations’ massive government incentives and strengthen U.S. economy, national security WASHINGTON—June 10, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today applauded the introduction […]

Domestic ManufacturingResearch
Blog: 06/03/20

SIA, Salesforce Team Up for Discussion on Navigating Business Uncertainty in the Age of COVID-19

by Sarah Ravi, Events & Membership Manager

As the world navigates the COVID-19 global health crisis, companies in the semiconductor industry and many other sectors are grappling with a challenging supply chain landscape and significant market uncertainty, which could linger for months or longer. SIA, in partnership with Salesforce, hosted a webinar on May 27 to discuss these challenges and how to […]

COVID-19
Press Release: 06/01/20

Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease 1.2 Percent Month-to-Month in April

Sales in April increase 6.1 percent year-to-year; disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic have so far not substantially impacted overall global sales WASHINGTON—June 1, 2020— The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $34.4 billion for the month of April 2020, 1.2 percent less than the March 2020 total of $34.9 billion, […]

Market Data
Blog: 05/27/20

SIA Applauds Introduction of “Endless Frontier Act” to Advance U.S. Technology Leadership

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

SIA applauds the introduction of the “Endless Frontier Act,” a bipartisan, bicameral bill led by Sens. Schumer (D-NY) and Young (R-IN) in the Senate and Reps. Khanna (D-CA) and Gallagher (R-WI) in the House of Representatives. The bill seeks to maintain and build on U.S. scientific and technology leadership – including in semiconductors – by […]

Research
Press Release: 05/22/20

SIA Statement on Recent U.S. Government Announcement about New Fab Construction

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from president and CEO John Neuffer in response to the recent government announcement about planned new fab construction in Arizona. SIA represents 95 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry. “We need an ambitious, comprehensive U.S. government commitment to invest in America’s chipmakers, as other countries are playing to win and investing with great urgency to increase […]