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Press Release: 08/01/18

John Hennessy, Alphabet Chairman and Former Stanford President, to Receive Semiconductor Industry’s Top Honor

HENNESSY, PIONEER IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING, WILL ACCEPT 2018 ROBERT N. NOYCE AWARD AT SIA AWARD DINNER ON NOV. 29 WASHINGTON—Aug. 1, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced Dr. John L. Hennessy, chairman of Alphabet Inc., former president of Stanford University, and pioneer in electrical engineering, […]

Blog: 07/27/18

House Leaders Call on Administration to Remove Semiconductor Tariffs

Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives today called on the Trump Administration to remove semiconductors and related products from a list of imports from China slated to be hit with tariffs of 25 percent in the coming days or weeks. In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, a bipartisan group of 49 Members of […]

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Press Release: 07/24/18

SIA Applauds New DoD Research Partnerships to Advance Transformative Semiconductor Technologies

DARPA SELECTS RESEARCH TEAMS FROM INDUSTRY, ACADEMIA TO RECEIVE FUNDING THROUGH ITS ELECTRONICS RESURGENCE INITIATIVE TO BOLSTER NEXT-GENERATION SEMICONDUCTOR DESIGN, MATERIALS, ARCHITECTURES WASHINGTON—July 24, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today welcomed newly announced research partnerships between the Defense Department’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and […]

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Blog: 07/18/18

Semiconductor Priorities a Hot Topic in Washington This Summer

Two public events last Wednesday underscored policymakers’ current attention on tech in Washington of late. The first focused on the proper role of government in artificial intelligence (AI). The event featured panelists from industry, government, and academia discussing the importance of AI to the future economy and how it will be a game changer for not just […]

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Blog: 07/09/18

Study Highlights Need for More Government Support of R&D

In February, Congress raised the limits on defense and nondefense spending, giving significant increases in research spending across most agencies and research fields. However, a new white paper by Duke Law’s Center for Innovation Policy argues that while this is a good first step, more action is needed. This white paper, Righting the Research Imbalance, by […]

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Press Release: 07/02/18

Global Semiconductor Sales in May Increase 21 Percent Year-to-Year

GLOBAL INDUSTRY POSTS HIGHEST-EVER MONTHLY SALES; AMERICAS MARKET GROWS BY 32 PERCENT COMPARED TO LAST YEAR WASHINGTON—July 2, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $38.7 billion for the month of May 2018, an increase of 21.0 percent compared to the […]

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Videos: 06/28/18

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Press Release: 06/15/18

SIA Statement on Trump Administration Tariff Announcement

WASHINGTON—June 15, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s announcement on tariffs on products imported from China. “While the U.S. semiconductor industry shares the Trump Administration’s concerns about China’s forced technology transfer and intellectual property (IP) practices, the proposed […]

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Press Release: 06/06/18

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 20 Percent Year-to-Year in April; Double-Digit Annual Growth Projected for 2018

INDUSTRY FORECAST PROJECTS SALES WILL INCREASE 12.4 PERCENT IN 2018 AND 4.4 PERCENT IN 2019 WASHINGTON—June 6, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $37.6 billion for the month of April 2018, an increase of 20.2 percent from the April 2017 […]

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Blog: 06/01/18

The 2018 SIA Factbook: Your Top Source for Semiconductor Industry Data

Where can you turn for key facts about the semiconductor industry and market, including the size of the global semiconductor market ($412 billion), U.S. semiconductor industry market share (46 percent) and the top end-use market for semiconductors (communication devices)?  These data points and many more are now available in the recently released 2018 SIA Factbook!   […]

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Blog: 05/30/18

Challenges and Opportunities Facing Semiconductor Workforce

Following a recent roundtable with member companies and key staff from 11 federal agencies, the SIA Workforce Committee has released a summary report discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the semiconductor workforce. The report shines a spotlight on the need to address our broken high-skilled immigration system to meet near-term challenges and position the U.S. […]

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Press Release: 05/25/18

Semiconductor Leaders Agree on Global Policy Agenda

WORLD SEMICONDUCTOR COUNCIL TO PRESENT PROPOSALS TO GOVERNMENTS WASHINGTON—May 25, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today welcomed recommendations agreed to by global semiconductor industry leaders at the 22nd annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) this week in San Diego, Calif. The agreement sets forth […]

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