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Blog: 03/27/20

Global Semiconductor Industry Calls on Nations to Prioritize Semiconductor Supply Chain Operations During COVID-19

by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy

Today, 10 industry associations, representing hundreds of semiconductor and semiconductor supply chain companies, issued a statement calling on nations to prioritize semiconductor operations as they craft public health measures to battle the COVID-19 pandemic. The statement is consistent with the semiconductor industry’s core priorities in response to this global health crisis: ensuring the health and […]

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Blog: 03/25/20

Why the Semiconductor Industry Must Stay Up and Running as We Confront COVID-19

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the semiconductor industry is focused on ensuring the health and safety of its workers and the continuity of its research, design, and manufacturing operations. This is critically important in our battle against this terrible virus because semiconductors support vital parts of the global economy, critical infrastructure, and national […]

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Blog: 03/09/20

Report Shows Risks of Excessive Restrictions on Trade with China

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

An independent study released today by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) concludes America’s longstanding leadership in semiconductors is put at risk by broad restrictions on U.S. exports of commercial chip technologies to China. The BCG report was commissioned by SIA to help inform the public discussion on the impact of trade restrictions on our industry, […]

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Press Release: 03/02/20

Global Semiconductor Sales Down Slightly Year-to-Year in January

Worldwide sales from January 2020 were 0.3 percent less than sales from January 2019; month-to-month sales down 2.2 percent globally WASHINGTON—March 2, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $35.4 billion for the month of January 2020, a decrease of 0.3 percent from the January 2019 total of $35.5 billion […]

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Blog: 02/28/20

White House Launches Interagency Working Group Aimed at Advancing Semiconductor R&D

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

In a significant boost to innovation in semiconductors and the many technologies they enable, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) this week announced a new interagency working group focused on advancing semiconductor R&D. SIA applauds this exciting collaborative effort and looks forward to working with the White House and participating agencies […]

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Press Release: 02/18/20

SIA Statement on President Trump’s Tweets Regarding Export Controls

WASHINGTON—Feb. 18, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement today from President & CEO John Neuffer regarding President Trump’s tweets from this morning related to controls on exports to China. SIA represents U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, with members accounting for approximately 95 percent of U.S. semiconductor company sales. “We […]

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Press Release: 02/03/20

Worldwide Semiconductor Sales Decrease 12 Percent to $412 Billion in 2019

Fourth-quarter sales were 5.5 percent lower than 2018 Q4, 0.9 percent higher than 2019 Q3 WASHINGTON—Feb. 3, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced the global semiconductor industry sales were $412.1 billion in 2019, a decrease of 12.1 percent compared to the 2018 total. Global sales for the month of December 2019 reached $36.1 billion, […]

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Blog: 01/29/20

SIA Applauds New Senate Legislation to Advance ‘Industries of the Future’

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

Earlier this month, a bipartisan group of Senate leaders introduced legislation, the Industries of the Future Act of 2020 (S. 3191), aimed at advancing U.S. leadership in the semiconductor-enabled technologies of the future, including artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, quantum computing, and next-generation wireless networks. SIA applauds the introduction of the bill and urges Congress to […]

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Press Release: 01/29/20

USMCA Signing is Big Win for Semiconductor Industry

WASHINGTON—Jan. 29, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement today from President & CEO John Neuffer regarding President Trump’s signing of legislation implementing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). SIA represents U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, with members accounting for approximately 95 percent of U.S. semiconductor company sales. “Today’s signing of legislation […]

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Blog: 01/21/20

Appropriations Law Highlights Importance of U.S. Leadership in Semiconductors

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

At the close of 2019, the President signed into law the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Act, which allocates funding for a range of federal agencies, including two – the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – that support critical semiconductor research. SIA applauds enactment of this legislation and […]

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Press Release: 01/16/20

USMCA Approval Strengthens U.S. Technology and Trade Leadership

WASHINGTON—Jan. 16, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today applauded Senate approval of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which passed with strong bipartisan support earlier today. SIA represents U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, with members accounting for approximately 95 percent of U.S. semiconductor company sales. “Congressional approval of the USMCA is a major win […]

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Press Release: 01/15/20

Semiconductor Industry Applauds U.S.-China Trade Deal

WASHINGTON—Jan. 15, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from president & CEO John Neuffer regarding the “phase one” U.S.-China trade agreement signed today. SIA represents U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, with members accounting for approximately 95 percent of U.S. semiconductor company sales. “The ‘phase one’ trade agreement signed today […]

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