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Press Release: 04/12/21

White House Chip Summit Builds Momentum for Federal Investments in U.S. Chip Manufacturing and Research

WASHINGTON—April 12, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from President and CEO John Neuffer regarding today’s meeting at the White House between Biden Administration officials and leaders from the semiconductor industry and other sectors to discuss the global chip shortage, President Biden’s infrastructure plan, and other issues related to the semiconductor […]

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Press Release: 04/09/21

SIA Welcomes Upcoming White House Chip Summit

WASHINGTON—April 9, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from President and CEO John Neuffer welcoming the upcoming meeting at the White House between Biden Administration officials and leaders from the semiconductor industry and other sectors to discuss the global chip shortage, President Biden’s infrastructure plan, and other issues related to the […]

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Press Release: 04/05/21

SIA Urges U.S. Government Action to Strengthen America’s Semiconductor Supply Chain

WASHINGTON—April 5, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce in response to President Biden’s executive order on securing America’s critical supply chains. The submission highlights the importance of the global semiconductor supply chain to maintaining a strong semiconductor industry and identifies a range of vulnerabilities in the supply […]

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Press Release: 04/05/21

Global Semiconductor Sales Up 14.7% Year-to-Year in February

Worldwide sales decrease 1.0% month-to-month WASHINGTON—April 5, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced global semiconductor industry sales were $39.6 billion for the month of February 2021, an increase of 14.7% over the February 2020 total of $34.5 billion, but 1.0% less than the January 2021 total of $40.0 billion. Monthly sales are compiled by […]

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Press Release: 04/01/21

Study Identifies Benefits and Vulnerabilities of Global Semiconductor Supply Chain, Recommends Government Actions to Strengthen It

While geographic specialization has promoted innovation and kept costs low for consumers, it has also created supply chain risks that should be addressed through government incentives to boost domestic chip production, according to Boston Consulting Group/SIA study WASHINGTON—April 1, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), today released a […]

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Press Release: 03/31/21

President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Would Strengthen U.S. Leadership in Semiconductors

WASHINGTON—March 31, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from President and CEO John Neuffer regarding President Biden’s infrastructure proposal, which would invest in domestic semiconductor manufacturing, research, and workforce development. “The President’s plan would invest ambitiously in U.S. semiconductor workers, manufacturing, and innovation – three cornerstones of America’s strength and its future. […]

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Press Release: 03/19/21

SIA Statement on Meeting with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo

WASHINGTON—March 19, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from President and CEO John Neuffer following a meeting yesterday between U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and the CEOs and senior executives on the SIA board of directors. Secretary Raimondo’s statement on the meeting is available here. “We greatly appreciated meeting with Secretary […]

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Press Release: 03/16/21

American Innovation and Jobs Act Would Advance U.S. Leadership in Semiconductor Research

Bipartisan legislation would repeal a harmful tax provision that would make it more expensive for companies to perform R&D in the U.S. WASHINGTON—March 16, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from president and CEO John Neuffer in support of introduction of the American Innovation and Jobs Act (S.749), bipartisan legislation that would […]

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Press Release: 03/01/21

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 13.2% year-to-year in January

Month-to-month sales tick up 1.0% worldwide during first month of 2021 WASHINGTON—March 1, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced global semiconductor industry sales were $40.0 billion for the month of January 2021, an increase of 13.2% over the January 2020 total of $35.3 billion and 1.0% more than the December 2020 total of $39.6 […]

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Blog: 03/01/21

AI Commission Calls for Federal Investments in Semiconductor Manufacturing and Research

by Harry Clapsis, Manager, Government Affairs

Today, the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) released its final report outlining a comprehensive strategy to meet the opportunities and challenges of the emerging AI era. The report rightly asserts that U.S. leadership in microelectronics is critical to overall U.S. leadership in artificial intelligence and calls for the implementation of a national microelectronics […]

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Blog: 02/26/21

Chipmakers Are Ramping Up Production to Address Semiconductor Shortage. Here’s Why that Takes Time

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

To meet increased demand during the current global chip shortage, the semiconductor industry is substantially increasing its fab capacity utilization, a term that refers to the percentage of total available manufacturing capacity that is being used at any given time. Increasing semiconductor capacity utilization takes time, however. It is not as easy as “flipping a […]

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Press Release: 02/24/21

Semiconductor Industry Welcomes President Biden’s Executive Order on Critical Supply Chains

WASHINGTON—Feb. 24, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from Bob Bruggeworth, president, CEO & director of Qorvo and 2021 SIA board chair, regarding President Biden’s executive order calling for a review of supply chains of critical products, including semiconductors. SIA represents 98 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue. “We […]

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