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Blog: 02/05/19

As Washington Sets 2019 Policy Agenda, Semiconductor Priorities Central to Debate

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

With the 116th Congress well underway and President Trump set to deliver his annual State of the Union Address tonight, policymakers are hard at work setting the legislative agenda for 2019. Figuring prominently into the policy debate in the nation’s capital are several issues of great significance to the U.S. semiconductor industry, including trade, export control, […]

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Press Release: 02/05/19

Maryam Cope Joins Semiconductor Industry Association as Government Affairs Director

COPE TO WORK WITH CONGRESS, ADMINISTRATION TO ADVANCE INDUSTRY’S POLICY PRIORITIES WASHINGTON—Feb. 5, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced Maryam Cope has joined the association as government affairs director. In this role, Cope will help advance the U.S. semiconductor industry’s key legislative and regulatory priorities […]

Press Release: 02/04/19

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 13.7 Percent to $468.8 Billion in 2018

INDUSTRY POSTS HIGHEST-EVER ANNUAL SALES AND SHIPS 1 TRILLION UNITS FOR FIRST TIME IN 2018, BUT GROWTH SLOWED DURING SECOND HALF OF YEAR WASHINGTON—Feb. 4, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced the global semiconductor industry posted sales of $468.8 billion in 2018, the industry’s highest-ever […]

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Press Release: 01/31/19

Broadcom Joins Semiconductor Industry Association

CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER MARK BRAZEAL EXPECTED TO BE ELECTED TO SIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS WASHINGTON—Jan. 31, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced the addition of Broadcom Inc. as an SIA member. Broadcom Chief Legal Officer Mark Brazeal is expected to be elected to the SIA […]

Blog: 01/10/19

SIA Files Comments on “Emerging” Technologies

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

SIA today filed comments to the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in response to an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking of controls for “emerging” technologies. In accordance with requirements of the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA), enacted into law as part of the defense authorization bill, BIS is required […]

Export Control
Press Release: 12/31/18

Global Semiconductor Sales Up 9.8 Percent Year-to-Year in November

YEAR-TO-DATE SALES THROUGH NOVEMBER TOP ANNUAL TOTAL FROM 2017; MONTH-TO-MONTH SALES IN NOVEMBER SLIP 1.1 PERCENT WASHINGTON—Dec. 31, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $41.4 billion for the month of November 2018, an increase of 9.8 percent from the November […]

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Blog: 12/19/18

SIA Applauds Congressional Passage of Quantum Computing Legislation

by Harry Clapsis, Government Affairs Associate

The House of Representatives today overwhelmingly passed the Senate-approved version of the National Quantum Initiative Act, sending the bill to President Trump’s desk for signature. SIA applauds Congress’ bipartisan approval of this important legislation, which reflects a commitment to ensuring the U.S. remains a leader in quantum technology. The National Quantum Initiative Act would create […]

Research
Blog: 12/06/18

SIA Welcomes White House Plan to Strengthen STEM Education

by Harry Clapsis, Government Affairs Associate

Earlier this week, the National Science and Technology Council released the Trump Administration’s plan to improve STEM education in the United States. The plan lays out three aspirational goals: (1) building a strong foundation for STEM literacy by ensuring every American has the opportunity to master basic STEM concepts; (2) increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM; […]

Immigration & Workforce
Press Release: 12/03/18

SIA Welcomes De-escalation of U.S.-China Trade Tensions

WASHINGTON—Dec. 3, 2018—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 agreement between U.S. President Trump and Chinese President Xi to de-escalate trade tensions: “SIA welcomes the announcement that President Trump and President Xi are […]

Trade
Press Release: 12/03/18

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 12.7 Percent Year-to-Year in October; Double-Digit Annual Growth Projected for 2018

INDUSTRY FORECAST PROJECTS SALES WILL INCREASE 15.9 PERCENT IN 2018 AND 2.6 PERCENT IN 2019 WASHINGTON—Dec. 3, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $41.8 billion for the month of October 2018, an increase of 12.7 percent from the October 2017 […]

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Press Release: 12/03/18

Silicon Labs Joins Semiconductor Industry Association

SILICON LABS PRESIDENT AND CEO TYSON TUTTLE ELECTED TO SIA BOARD OF DIRECTORS WASHINGTON—Dec. 3, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced the addition of Silicon Labs as an SIA member. Silicon Labs President and CEO Tyson Tuttle was elected to the SIA board of directors […]

Press Release: 11/30/18

USMCA Will Strengthen Global Semiconductor Supply Chain

WASHINGTON—Nov. 30, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, applauds today’s signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by each country’s leaders on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires. The USMCA, if successfully ratified, will be the first U.S. trade agreement to incorporate many new and […]

Trade