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Blog: 07/10/19

SIA Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Remove Per-Country Immigration Caps on Employment-Based Visas

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

The House of Representatives today approved with strong, bipartisan support the “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019” (H.R. 1044), sponsored by Reps. Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Buck (R-Colo.). The bill eliminates the unjustified and counterproductive per-country cap on employment-based visas in favor of a fair, “first come, first served” system. Passage of the bill is an […]

Immigration & Workforce
Press Release: 07/01/19

Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease 14.6 Percent Year-to-Year in May

All regional markets down compared to last year, but global sales increase slightly on a month-to-month basis   WASHINGTON—July 1, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $33.1 billion in May 2019, a decrease of 14.6 percent from the May 2018 total of $38.7 billion and 1.9 percent more than […]

Market Data
Press Release: 06/29/19

SIA Statement Following Trump-Xi Meeting in Osaka

WASHINGTON—June 29, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement from SIA president & CEO John Neuffer following the meeting between President Trump and President Xi in Osaka, Japan. “The progress made today by President Trump and President Xi in Osaka is good news […]

Export ControlTrade
Press Release: 06/28/19

Robert H. Dennard, DRAM Inventor and Scaling Pioneer, to Receive Semiconductor Industry’s Top Honor

Dennard, an IBM Fellow Emeritus, will accept 2019 Robert N. Noyce Award at SIA Award Dinner on Nov. 7 WASHINGTON—June 28, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced Dr. Robert H. Dennard, pioneer of transformational breakthroughs in semiconductor technology and IBM Fellow Emeritus, has been named the 2019 recipient of SIA’s highest honor, the Robert […]

Blog: 06/21/19

SIA Testifies on Impact of Proposed 301 Tariffs on U.S. IT Industry

by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy

This week, SIA testified before the International Trade Commission (ITC) on the Administration’s proposed fourth tranche of tariffs on $300 billion in trade with China as part of the Section 301 investigation into China’s unfair acts, policies, and practices. If implemented, the proposed fourth round of tariffs will encompass virtually all information technology products, including […]

Trade
Press Release: 06/21/19

SIA Statement on the Scope of the Addition of Huawei to the Commerce Department’s Entity List

WASHINGTON—June 21, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following updated statement from President & CEO John Neuffer regarding the scope of the Commerce Department’s addition of Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. (and affiliates) to the Entity List. “SIA companies are committed to rigorous compliance with […]

Export ControlTrade
Blog: 06/18/19

Congress Should Triple Federal Investments in Semiconductor Research

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

America is in a race with global competitors to win the technologies of the future, including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and 5G and 6G wireless networks. Semiconductor innovation is the engine that drives all these promising technologies. As Congress turns to the budget, setting aside research funds to keep America the world leader in semiconductor […]

Emerging TechnologiesResearch
Blog: 06/11/19

India’s IC Imports Grew Dramatically in 2018, and U.S.-China Trade Tensions Could be a Reason

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

As semiconductor supply chains begin shifting due to the U.S.-China trade conflict, could one of the beneficiaries be India? An analysis of recent trade data, as well as recent news reporting, suggest this could be the case. The increase in integrated circuit (IC) imports into India from the world in 2018 was dramatic and hard […]

Trade
Blog: 06/10/19

SIA Applauds Effort to Establish National Strategy for AI and Calls for Greater Emphasis on AI Hardware Research

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged in recent years as a promising technology with potentially transformative benefits across society. At the heart of all AI-related innovations is semiconductor technology. Development and deployment of AI will require a coordinated, comprehensive approach led by government and industry. SIA applauds bipartisan legislation introduced recently by Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), […]

Emerging TechnologiesResearch
Blog: 06/05/19

Semiconductor Counterfeiter Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison

by Harry Clapsis, Government Affairs Associate

Most Americans have encountered counterfeit wristwatches or handbags, but many are unaware of the threat posed by counterfeiters of a product at the heart of modern technology: semiconductors. A reminder of the dangers of counterfeit semiconductors occurred on May 30, when Rogelio Vasquez was sentenced to 46 months in prison after pleading guilty to selling […]

Anti-Counterfeiting
Press Release: 06/04/19

Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease 14.6 Percent Year-to-Year in April; 12 Percent Decrease in Annual Sales Projected for 2019

Industry forecast projects sales will decrease 12.1 percent in 2019, increase 5.4 percent in 2020 WASHINGTON—June 4, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $32.1 billion in April 2019, a decrease of 14.6 percent from the April 2018 total of $37.6 billion and 0.4 percent less than the March 2019 […]

Market Data
Press Release: 05/31/19

SIA Statement on Mounting U.S.-China Trade and Technology Tensions

WASHINGTON—May 31, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement from President & CEO John Neuffer in response to mounting U.S.-China trade and technology tensions. “Each volley in the U.S.-China trade dispute causes semiconductor companies to wince and financial markets to wobble, while pushing […]

Export ControlTrade