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Press Release: 09/10/19

Erik Pederson Joins Semiconductor Industry Association as Government Affairs Director

Pederson to work with Congress, Administration to advance industry’s policy priorities WASHINGTON—Sept. 10, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced Erik Pederson has joined the association as government affairs director. In this role, Pederson will work with Congress, the White House, and federal agencies to advance the semiconductor industry’s policy priorities, particularly those related to […]

Blog: 09/09/19

SIA Commends DOE Research Initiative, Calls for Robust Federal Investments to Advance Semiconductor Technology

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

In public comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last week, SIA called for a major increase in funding for research to advance semiconductor technology and harness the transformative, semiconductor-enabled technologies of the future, including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and advanced wireless networks. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry met with the SIA Board […]

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Press Release: 09/03/19

Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease 15.5 Percent Year-to-Year in July

Global sales increase slightly on a month-to-month basis, but all regional markets down compared to last year WASHINGTON—Sept 3, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $33.4 billion in July 2019, 1.7 percent more than the June 2019 total of $32.8 billion, but 15.5 percent less than the July 2018 […]

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Press Release: 08/19/19

SIA Statement Following Commerce’s Announcement to Extend the Temporary General License

WASHINGTON—August 19, 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 Department of Commerce announcement adding Huawei affiliates to the entities list and providing an extension of the Temporary General License until November 2019. “While we […]

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Press Release: 08/05/19

Mid-Year Global Semiconductor Sales Down 14.5 Compared to 2018

Year-to-year sales down across all regions; 2019 Q2 sales up slightly compared to Q1   WASHINGTON—Aug. 5, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $98.2 billion during the second quarter of 2019, a small increase of 0.3 percent over the previous quarter, but 16.8 percent less than the second quarter […]

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Blog: 07/25/19

The 2019 SIA Databook: Your Source for Comprehensive Semiconductor Industry and Market Data

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

The 2019 SIA Databook is now available!  Complete with tons of data on the global semiconductor market, the U.S. semiconductor industry, and the top end markets for semiconductors, the 2019 SIA Databook is your go-to comprehensive resource for all things semiconductors. The 2019 SIA Databook presents easy-to-understand graphics and tables of the trends in the […]

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Blog: 07/22/19

Policymakers Should Prioritize Research Investments as Appropriations Negotiations Move Forward

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

President Trump today announced the administration and congressional leaders have reached agreement on a deal to raise federal spending levels and extend the debt limit for the next two years. SIA is encouraged by this announcement and urges policymakers to prioritize research funds during the appropriations process to keep America the world leader in semiconductor […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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