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Press Release: 05/03/13

Global Semiconductor Sales Outpace Last Year through First Quarter of 2013

SALES IN MARCH 2013 UP SLIGHTLY COMPARED TO LAST MONTH AND MARCH 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C.—May 3, 2013—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $23.48 billion for the month of March 2013, an increase of 1.1 percent from the previous month when […]

Blog: 04/23/13

Helium Bill Floats to the House Floor; Broad Coalition Urges Passage

This Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on bipartisan legislation that would help secure the supply of helium, a gas that is critical for advanced manufacturing of semiconductors and other products, as well as scientific research. 

Environment, Health & Safety
Blog: 04/04/13

H-1B Cap Shows Urgent Need for High-Skilled Immigration Reform

This week, the U.S. government began accepting applications from employers for H-1B visas for highly educated workers who want to fill open jobs in the U.S. Unfortunately, the demand for skilled immigrant workers far exceeds the current cap of 65,000 H-1B visas (plus an additional 20,000 for those with advanced degrees from U.S. universities), so […]

Immigration & Workforce
Press Release: 04/01/13

Global Semiconductor Sales Remain Ahead of 2012 Pace in February

EFFECTIVE GOVERNMENT POLICIES NEEDED TO SPUR STRONGER GROWTH WASHINGTON, D.C.—April 1, 2013—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $23.25 billion for the month of February 2013, an increase of 1.4 percent from February 2012 when sales were $22.93 billion. Global sales […]

Blog: 03/27/13

House Committee Approves Legislation to Secure Helium Supply

On March 20, the House Natural Resources Committee voted to approve the “Responsible Helium Administration and Stewardship Act” (HR 527), a bipartisan bill that would address the impending cessation of sales of helium from the Federal Helium Reserve. The legislation now awaits action on the House floor, which will likely be scheduled sometime next month.

Environment, Health & Safety
Blog: 03/15/13

Broad Coalition of Tech Leaders Call on President, Congress to Enact High-Skilled Immigration Reform

SIA this week joined a coalition of more than 100 technology leaders from across the country in sending a letter to President Obama and congressional leaders urging prompt approval of legislation to reform America’s outdated high-skilled immigration system.

Immigration & Workforce
Press Release: 03/04/13

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase in January Year-over-Year

AMERICAS POST BEST JANUARY OF LAST DECADE; GLOBAL SALES DOWN SLIGHTLY COMPARED TO DECEMBER WASHINGTON, D.C.—March 4, 2013—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $24.05 billion for the month of January 2013, an increase of 3.8 percent from January 2012 when […]

Blog: 02/28/13

Expansion of Key Trade Agreement Should be a Top Priority

Earlier this month, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) completed an investigation into the proposed expansion of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), which promotes fair and open trade by providing for duty-free treatment of certain information technology products, including semiconductors. 

Trade
Blog: 02/15/13

Discover Engineering Family Day Helps Spur Kids’ Interest in Technology

The 20th annual Discover Engineering Family Day (DEFD) will be held tomorrow, Feb. 16, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. DEFD is a fun way to introduce students between the ages of 4 and 12 to the world of technology and show them how professional engineers turn ideas into reality. The event, which […]

Research
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