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Press Release: 07/31/15

SIA Welcomes Progress on Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks, But Urges Swift Conclusion of Final Deal

NEW RULES IN TPP WILL STRENGTHEN DIGITAL ECONOMY, PROMOTE SEMICONDUCTOR TRADE WASHINGTON—July 31, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, welcomes the significant progress made at the latest round of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations and urges the 12 negotiating parties to return to the table post-haste to conclude this […]

Blog: 07/31/15

White House Launches Initiative to Strengthen U.S. Leadership in Supercomputing

by Semiconductor Industry Association

President Obama this week issued an executive order launching a new supercomputing research initiative called the National Strategic Computing Initiative (NSCI), which aims to maintain and strengthen U.S. leadership in leading-edge computing technology. The NSCI calls for government, industry, and academia to collaborate on research, development, and deployment of high-performance computing (HPC): “Maximizing the benefits […]

Research
Blog: 07/30/15

How are Semiconductor Sales Shaping up for the First Half of 2015?

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Next Monday, SIA will release its June 2015 global sales report (GSR), which will include global semiconductor sales totals for the first half (H1) of 2015. As we approach the halfway point, how should we assess semiconductor sales thus far, and what questions should we consider ahead of next week’s GSR release?

Market Data
Blog: 07/28/15

Thailand Gives ITA Expansion “Critical Mass”

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

Yesterday, we learned Taiwan had officially decided to support the product list to expand the scope of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA). Today, the good news keeps rolling in with Thailand now joining the larger group of negotiating parties to the agreement that finalized the list last Friday. With this, Thailand has delivered the all-important […]

Trade
Blog: 07/27/15

Another Good Day for Trade as Taiwan Gives Approval to ITA Expansion

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

Following the good news on Friday the product list to expand the scope of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) was formally approved in Geneva, Taiwan today has decided to climb on board to officially support the list and the accompanying declaration.

Trade
Blog: 07/24/15

A Good Day for Trade as ITA Expansion Rolls On

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

Following a tense, last-minute dust up, an agreement on the product list to expand the scope of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) won final approval today by all but a handful of the 54 countries involved in the talks during a meeting of ambassadors in Geneva. This is a decisive step forward in the hard-fought, […]

Trade
Press Release: 07/22/15

SIA Commends Launch of Congressional Semiconductor Caucus

CAUCUS WILL INFORM CONGRESS ON STRENGTHENING SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY AND AMERICA WASHINGTON—July 22, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today commended the launch of the Congressional Semiconductor Caucus. SIA recognized members of the caucus at a reception on Capitol Hill Tuesday evening and honored the caucus’s co-chairs, Sen. James […]

Blog: 07/18/15

It’s a Deal: ITA Negotiations on Track to Conclude on Friday

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

GENEVA – As negotiations to expand the product scope of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) got under way this morning, Geneva was cloaked in dreary, gray skies. But by this afternoon, the clouds had swept past, a brilliant sun emerged, and the ambassadors from the members of World Trade Organization (WTO) involved in the talks […]

Trade
Blog: 07/16/15

Nanotechnology Research Key to Big Semiconductor Breakthroughs

by Semiconductor Industry Association

The world’s big challenges are increasingly solved using technology that is exceedingly small. Nanotechnology, which involves the manipulation of individual atoms and molecules, is making possible breakthroughs across a range of applications, including transportation, health care, clean energy, communications, and entertainment. The semiconductor industry designs and manufactures at the nanoscale level and depends heavily on […]

Research
Blog: 07/06/15

ITA Negotiations to Resume: Global Industry Strongly Presses for Conclusion Next Week

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

With negotiations to expand product coverage of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) finally back on track, global industry today issued an unambiguous call to the negotiating parties to reach agreement next week on the scope of products to be covered in this bold initiative. In a statement released today, more than 80 associations from around […]

Trade
Press Release: 07/06/15

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase Five Percent in May

GLOBAL INDUSTRY POSTS 25TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF YEAR-TO-YEAR SALES INCREASES IN MAY; SALES IN AMERICAS INCREASE 11.4 PERCENT YEAR-TO-YEAR TO LEAD ALL REGIONS WASHINGTON—July 6, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $28.2 billion for the month of May 2015, an increase […]

Press Release: 06/24/15

Semiconductor Industry Applauds Congressional Approval of Trade Promotion Authority

SENATE JOINS HOUSE IN PASSING LEGISLATION TO FACILITATE ECONOMY-BOOSTING FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS; PRESIDENT OBAMA EXPECTED TO QUICKLY SIGN LEGISLATION INTO LAW WASHINGTON—June 24, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today applauded Congress for approving bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. TPA will strengthen the U.S. semiconductor industry and […]