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Press Release: 05/22/19

SIA Statement on Scope of Temporary General License for Huawei

WASHINGTON—May 22, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement regarding the scope of the Commerce Department’s temporary general license for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. “There seems to be confusion about what the temporary general license for Huawei does, with some media reports overstating its […]

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Blog: 05/21/19

The 2019 SIA Factbook: Your Top Source for Semiconductor Industry Data

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Where can you get key facts about the semiconductor industry and market, including the size of the global semiconductor market ($469 billion), U.S. semiconductor industry market share (45 percent), and the top end-use market for semiconductors (communication devices)? These data points and many more are now available in the recently released 2019 SIA Factbook. [Download the […]

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Press Release: 05/20/19

SIA Statement on Commerce Department’s Temporary General License for Huawei

WASHINGTON—May 20, 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 the Commerce Department’s announcement regarding a temporary general license for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. “We hope to work with the Administration to broaden the scope of […]

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Blog: 05/17/19

White House Plan Prioritizes Skills-Based Immigration

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

President Trump yesterday announced a plan to reform America’s immigration system by prioritizing skills-based immigration. While the full text of the plan has not been released, we hope the President’s announcement marks a step toward bipartisan action to reform America’s high-skilled immigration system. As an engine of economic growth for America, the semiconductor industry has long […]

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Press Release: 05/16/19

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

WASHINGTON—May 16, 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 regarding the recent escalation of U.S.-China trade and technology tensions. “We are troubled by the recent setback in U.S.-China negotiations and the escalation of tensions on both sides, […]

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Blog: 05/14/19

Second-Place America? New Report Highlights Mounting Global Competition for Technology Leadership

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

America’s competitive edge is at risk, as China and other competing countries take bold steps aimed at surpassing the U.S. as the global technology leader, according to a report released today by the Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI), an alliance of U.S. leaders in business, science, and academia. The report, titled Second Place America: […]

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Press Release: 04/29/19

Global Semiconductor Sales Down 15.5 Percent in First Quarter of 2019

Sales in March down 13 percent year-to-year, 1.8 percent month-to-month WASHINGTON—April 29, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled $96.8 billion during the first quarter of 2019, a decrease of 15.5 percent over the previous quarter and 13 percent less than the first quarter of 2018. Global sales for the […]

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Blog: 04/24/19

Winning the Race to 5G and Beyond Requires Ramping Up Public-Private Research

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

Earlier this month, President Trump announced an effort aimed at helping to ensure America wins the global race to deploy 5G wireless technology. Advanced wireless networks such as 5G hold the promise to revolutionize the way we communicate, work, and live by seamlessly connecting our cars, devices, and entertainment with unprecedented speed and security. At […]

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Blog: 04/09/19

U.S. Semiconductor Firms Top List of U.S. Patent Recipients in 2018

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

U.S. companies engaged in semiconductor research, design, and manufacturing were among the top U.S. corporate patent recipients in 2018, according to an analysis of new data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. U.S. semiconductor firms consistently rank high on this list, because the U.S. semiconductor industry invests roughly one-fifth of its annual sales into research […]

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Press Release: 04/03/19

Semiconductor Industry Calls for Bold Federal Policies to Sustain U.S. Leadership in Chip Technology, Harness Transformative Technologies of the Future

As foreign governments take big steps to advance their domestic semiconductor capabilities, new blueprint lays out research, workforce, trade initiatives needed to help keep America on top in chip technology WASHINGTON—April 3, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released a set of government policy recommendations for sustaining and strengthening America’s global leadership in semiconductor technology […]

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Press Release: 04/01/19

Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease 7.3 Percent Month-to-Month in February

Year-to-year sales fall across all regions, decrease 10.6 percent overall WASHINGTON—April 1, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $32.9 billion for the month of February 2019, a decrease of 7.3 percent from the January 2019 total of $35.5 billion and 10.6 percent less than the February 2018 total of […]

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Blog: 03/22/19

Semiconductor Demand Drivers Increase Across the Board in 2018

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Semiconductors enable a wide variety of products, from smartphones and computers to cars and industrial equipment. Newly released data on 2018 semiconductor sales by broad product category, known as “end-use,” show sales increased across all categories, while end-use category shares remained remarkably stable from 2017. This is according to the 2018 annual Semiconductor End-Use Survey […]

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