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Press Release: 11/04/13

Global Semiconductor Industry Posts Highest-Ever Monthly and Quarterly Sales

SALES INCREASE FOR SEVENTH STRAIGHT MONTH GLOBALLY IN SEPTEMBER; SALES IN AMERICAS INCREASE BY 24.3 PERCENT COMPARED TO LAST SEPTEMBER WASHINGTON, D.C.—Nov. 4, 2013—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $80.92 billion during the third quarter of 2013, the industry’s highest-ever […]

Blog: 10/29/13

Restoring Domestic Supply of Critical Minerals Will Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Industry

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

Last month, the semiconductor industry and many other sectors breathed a collective sigh of relief when Congress approved legislation to secure the supply of helium, a gas that is essential for semiconductor manufacturing, medical devices, and a range of other applications. With that near-crisis in mind, SIA supports the idea of developing a plan for […]

Environment, Health & Safety
Blog: 10/28/13

SIA Commends Introduction of Legislation to Reduce Abusive Patent Litigation

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

In a statement released today, SIA commended House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) for his leadership in introducing the “Innovation Act” (H.R. 3309), legislation to reduce abusive patent litigation:

Intellectual Property
Press Release: 10/04/13

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase for Sixth Straight Month in August

SALES IN AMERICAS INCREASE BY 23.3 PERCENT COMPARED TO LAST AUGUST WASHINGTON, D.C.—Oct. 4, 2013—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $25.87 billion for the month of August 2013, an increase of 6.4 percent compared to August 2012, marking the industry’s […]

Blog: 10/04/13

Enactment of Helium Legislation Strengthens American Manufacturing

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Today is National Manufacturing Day, a time to shine a light on the critical role that manufacturing plays in boosting America’s economic strength, job creation, and global competitiveness.  It’s also a day to take stock of the challenges facing U.S. manufacturing – including skilled labor shortages, non-competitive tax structures, and burdensome regulatory obstacles, among others […]

Environment, Health & Safety
Blog: 09/25/13

House Approves Helium Bill, Sends Back to Senate as Deadline Approaches

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

Helium legislation continues to bounce between the House and Senate, with both chambers overwhelmingly approving similar bills in recent days as the Oct. 1 deadline for final passage inches closer.

Environment, Health & Safety
Blog: 09/24/13

Why We Need Encryption Rules in the TPP and Other Trade Agreements

by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy

A recently published paper, written by Takaaki Sashida, a graduate student at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and recent research fellow at SIA, provides an in-depth exploration of the importance of incorporating encryption rules in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement.   

Trade
Blog: 09/19/13

Working Together to Close the Innovation Deficit

by Semiconductor Industry Association

With the fiscal year coming to a close at the end of this month, there is frequent talk in Washington, D.C. about the importance of shrinking the federal budget deficit – the gap between federal expenditures and revenues. What is too often overlooked, however, is the need to close America’s innovation deficit – the gap […]

Research
Blog: 09/10/13

Broad SIA-Led Coalition Urges Congress to Enact Legislation to Secure Supply of Helium

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

A Semiconductor Industry Association-led coalition of more than 120 technology, business, medical and education leaders today called on Congress to enact legislation to secure the supply of helium, a gas that is essential for semiconductor manufacturing and other types of advanced manufacturing, as well as scientific research. The broad and diverse coalition expressed the urgent […]

Environment, Health & Safety
Press Release: 09/03/13

Global Semiconductor Industry Posts Highest Sales Total of 2013 in July

SALES IN AMERICAS UP 21.5 PERCENT YEAR-OVER-YEAR; GLOBAL SALES INCREASE FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT MONTH WASHINGTON, D.C.—Sept. 3, 2013—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $25.53 billion for the month of July 2013, the highest total of 2013 and an increase of […]

Blog: 08/28/13

SIA’s New Anti-Counterfeiting White Paper: A Roadmap in the Battle Against Counterfeit Semiconductors

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Like many other products, semiconductors can be counterfeited. Counterfeiters often “harvest” semiconductor components from old circuit boards and then re-mark them to indicate they are new or that they have better performance than the original components. These counterfeit semiconductors, which may be indistinguishable from authentic semiconductors, are then sold through a network of international brokers. […]

Anti-Counterfeiting
Press Release: 08/05/13

Quarterly Semiconductor Sales Increase 6 Percent, Outperform Industry Forecast

AMERICAS REGION LEADS RECENT GROWTH, POSTS LARGEST YEAR-OVER-YEAR INCREASE OF 2013 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Aug. 5, 2013—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $74.65 billion during the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 6 percent from the first quarter when sales were […]