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Blog: 06/11/15

House Closing in on Decisive Vote on Trade Promotion Authority

With much at stake for the semiconductor industry, the U.S. economy, and our country’s standing in the world, the House of Representatives looks poised to vote this week on bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation. SIA has long advocated for TPA and yesterday joined a coalition of technology leaders asking the House to swiftly approve […]

Trade
Press Release: 06/02/15

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase in April; Steady Growth Projected for Next Three Years

INDUSTRY FORECAST PROJECTS GROWTH OF 3.4 PERCENT IN 2015, 3.4 PERCENT IN 2016, AND 3.0 PERCENT IN 2017 WASHINGTON—June 2, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $27.6 billion for the month of April 2015, 4.8 percent higher than the April 2014 […]

Press Release: 05/27/15

Semiconductor Leaders Convene to Strengthen Industry through Int’l Collaboration

WORLD SEMICONDUCTOR COUNCIL SET TO PRESENT ACTION ITEMS TO GOVERNMENTS WASHINGTON—May 27, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today commented on an agreement reached among global semiconductor industry leaders at the 19th annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) in Hangzhou, China last week on a series of policy proposals to strengthen the industry through […]

Blog: 05/26/15

Senate Should Approve Legislation to Strengthen and Extend R&D Tax Credit

On May 20, the House of Representatives approved the American Research and Competitiveness Act of 2015 (H.R. 880), bipartisan legislation that would strengthen the R&D tax credit and make it permanent. SIA applauds House passage of this needed legislation and urges the Senate to swiftly approve it as well. No industry has a greater commitment […]

Tax
Blog: 05/26/15

Senate Approval of TPA a Big Win for Semiconductor Industry, U.S. Economy

On Friday night, the U.S. Senate approved bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority legislation that would foster free trade, promote job creation, and spur growth in the semiconductor industry and throughout the U.S. economy. SIA applauds the Senate for passing this much-needed legislation and urges the House of Representatives to move quickly to do the same. The […]

Trade
Blog: 05/21/15

What U.S. States Are Leading Exporters of Semiconductors? Some May Surprise You

The U.S. Census Bureau publishes annual data on exports by state, and the recently published full-year 2014 semiconductor state export numbers provide some interesting takeaways. First, all 50 U.S. states exported semiconductors in 2014. This reflects the regional diversification of semiconductor manufacturing and the pervasiveness of the semiconductor manufacturing supply chain in the United States. […]

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Blog: 05/20/15

SIA Supports Efforts to Modernize U.S. Chemicals Law

The sound regulation of chemicals essential to semiconductor manufacturing is a key issue for the continued success of the U.S. semiconductor industry. SIA is encouraged that both houses of Congress have developed bipartisan bills (S. 697; House Discussion Draft) to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), including positive reforms on many issues of interest […]

Environment, Health & Safety
Blog: 05/07/15

#addwomen

Earlier this year, SIA Chairman and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich made a major announcement launching Intel’s Global Diversity and Inclusion initiative. The initiative provides $300 million for support of women and under-represented minorities (URM), a strong leadership move and financial commitment to increase the number of women and URMs in tech. While it’s not a […]

Research
Blog: 05/06/15

SIA Joins Effort to Develop International Anti-counterfeiting Curriculum for Customs Officers

Last week, SIA participated in sessions hosted by the World Customs Organization (WCO) to develop anti-counterfeiting resources for customs officers around the world. The meetings covered a broad range of counterfeit products, including semiconductors. Experts representing rights holders and customs agencies participated in the week-long development series, including customs officials from the United States, Hong […]

Anti-Counterfeiting
Press Release: 05/04/15

First Quarter Semiconductor Sales Up 6 Percent Compared to Last Year

GLOBAL INDUSTRY POSTS 23RD CONSECUTIVE MONTH OF YEAR-TO-YEAR SALES INCREASES; MARCH SALES IN AMERICAS INCREASE 14.2 PERCENT YEAR-TO-YEAR TO LEAD ALL REGIONS WASHINGTON—May 4, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $83.1 billion during the first quarter of 2015, an increase of […]

Blog: 04/29/15

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

Next Monday, SIA will release its March 2015 global sales report (GSR), which will include sales totals for the first quarter (Q1) of 2015. With two-thirds of Q1 sales already in the books, how should we assess semiconductor sales thus far and what questions should we be thinking about ahead of next week’s GSR release?

Market Data
Blog: 04/23/15

Congress Should Approve Trade Promotion Authority Legislation

This week, House and Senate committees are considering the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (TPA-2015), legislation that would enable free trade agreements, strengthen the U.S. semiconductor industry, and promote job creation and growth throughout the U.S. economy. The Senate Finance Committee approved the bill late yesterday with bipartisan support, and the […]

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