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Press Release: 07/01/13

Global Semiconductor Sales Jump by Largest Margin in Over Three Years

SALES IN MAY UP 4.6 PERCENT GLOBALLY, 5.6 PERCENT IN THE AMERICAS COMPARED TO APRIL WASHINGTON, D.C.—July 1, 2013—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $24.70 billion for the month of May 2013, an increase of 4.6 percent from the previous […]

Blog: 06/24/13

WSTS Projects Steady Growth for Industry

A World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) sales forecast released earlier this month projects moderate global growth for the remainder of 2013 and 2014.

Market Data
Blog: 06/19/13

SIA Hosts Roundtable with Southeast Asian Trade Ministers

SIA hosted a roundtable discussion with a delegation of Southeast Asian trade ministers on June 11 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif. The trade ministers represented the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This event provided an excellent opportunity to discuss important semiconductor policy issues related to the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) […]

Trade
Blog: 06/14/13

Japan Would Strengthen Key Trade Agreement

Last week, SIA submitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) in support of Japan’s participation in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement (TPP), a free trade pact that encourages open markets and international cooperation:

Trade
Press Release: 06/05/13

Slight Uptick for Global Semiconductor Sales in April; Moderate Growth Projected for 2013 and 2014

YEAR-TO-DATE SALES REMAIN NARROWLY AHEAD OF LAST YEAR’S PACE; WSTS FORECAST PROJECTS GROWTH OF 2.1 PERCENT IN 2013 AND 5.1 PERCENT IN 2014 WASHINGTON, D.C.—June 5, 2013—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $23.62 billion for the month of April 2013, […]

Blog: 06/05/13

Scientific Research is a Team Sport

For generations, leading edge scientific research has been a key to America’s strength and prosperity, unlocking new technologies that have helped keep the U.S. at the forefront of innovation. The great inventions of the last 60 years – including the Internet, the Global Positioning System (GPS), the laser, and the large-scale integrated circuit – were […]

Research
Blog: 05/21/13

Judiciary Committee Senators Reach Deal on High-Skilled Immigration Amendments

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee today reached a bipartisan deal on amendments to legislation (S.744) that would reform America’s high-skilled immigration system. SIA has joined other leading technology associations in sending a letter to members of the Committee in support of the agreement, which was spearheaded by Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Orrin Hatch […]

Immigration & Workforce
Blog: 05/10/13

Why small is really big

Research
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