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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: 04/01/21

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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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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Press Release: 02/23/21

SIA Applauds Sen. Schumer Announcement on Promoting U.S. Competitiveness

WASHINGTON—Feb. 23, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from president and CEO John Neuffer in support of Sen. Schumer’s announcement about strengthening U.S. competitiveness. SIA represents 98 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue. “We appreciate Sen. Schumer’s strong leadership in advancing legislation to promote U.S. semiconductor manufacturing and research […]

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Press Release: 02/18/21

Broad Coalition of Tech, Medical, Auto, Other Business Leaders Urge President Biden to Fund Domestic Semiconductor Manufacturing, Research in Infrastructure Plan

WASHINGTON—Feb. 18, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), along with a broad coalition of 16 other tech, medical, auto, and other business groups, today in a letter urged President Biden to work with Congress to fully fund domestic semiconductor manufacturing and research provisions established in the recently enacted National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The letter also […]

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Press Release: 02/11/21

Semiconductor Industry Leaders Urge President Biden to Prioritize Funding for Semiconductor Manufacturing, Research

WASHINGTON—Feb. 11, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) Board of Directors, comprised of CEOs and senior executives at leading U.S. chip companies, today sent a letter to President Biden urging him to include substantial funding for semiconductor manufacturing and research in the administration’s economic recovery and infrastructure plan. SIA represents 98 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue.  The share of global semiconductor manufacturing capacity in the U.S. has decreased from 37 percent in 1990 […]

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