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Blog: 01/31/18

Our 2018 Policy Plan to Drive U.S. Semiconductor Industry Growth and Innovation

During last night’s State of the Union Address, President Trump highlighted achievements from his first year in office and laid out his policy agenda for 2018. The President touched on a range of issues, including some of great significance to the U.S. semiconductor industry, such as tax, trade, and immigration. Moving forward, SIA remains focused […]

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Blog: 01/26/18

SIA Applauds Introduction of I-Squared Act to Improve High-Skilled Immigration System

Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) this week introduced S. 2344, the Immigration Innovation Act (I-Squared Act), legislation that would make needed reforms to America’s broken high-skilled immigration system. SIA supports the I-Squared Act and urges Congress to approve it.

Immigration & Workforce
Blog: 01/24/18

SIA Applauds New DARPA Investments in JUMP Centers

Building on more than a decade of collaborations, DARPA and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) have announced the next phase of their partnership to advance semiconductor technologies that will help strengthen our national security. The partners kicked off their new Joint University Microelectronics Program (JUMP) with the launch of six new research centers led by […]

Research
Blog: 01/19/18

SIA Joins Coalition in Support of H-4 Visa Rule

SIA and a coalition of 10 other business and tech advocacy groups this week voiced their support for the H-4 Visa Rule, which allows spouses of certain H-1B visa holders to work in the United States. In a letter to Lee Francis Cissna, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the groups urged the Trump […]

Immigration & Workforce
Press Release: 01/02/18

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 21.5 Percent Year-to-Year in November

WORLDWIDE MARKET NOTCHES HIGHEST-EVER MONTHLY SALES OF $37.7 BILLION; SALES INCREASE 1.6 PERCENT COMPARED TO OCTOBER WASHINGTON—Jan. 2, 2018 —The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $37.7 billion for the month of November 2017, an increase of 21.5 percent compared to […]

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Press Release: 12/20/17

SIA Applauds Congressional Approval of Corporate Tax Reform

WASHINGTON—Dec. 20, 2017—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement from SIA President & CEO John Neuffer commending congressional passage of the tax reform conference report. “Congressional approval today of legislation to reform America’s outdated corporate tax system is a welcome and long-overdue win […]

Tax
Press Release: 12/18/17

Semiconductor Industry Backs Corporate Tax Reform Conference Report

WASHINGTON—Dec. 18, 2017—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced its support for the conference report on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The conference report reconciles differences between tax reform bills passed by the House and Senate in recent weeks. Votes on the conference […]

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Blog: 12/07/17

Semiconductor Caucus Calls on Congress to Prioritize R&D Investments

As Congress works toward finalizing funding for fiscal year 2018, the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Semiconductor Caucus – Sens. James Risch (R-Idaho) and Angus King (I-Maine) and Reps. Pete Sessions (R-Texas) and Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) – have urged leaders of the congressional Appropriations Committees to prioritize “investments in research and development (R&D) that contribute to […]

Research
Blog: 12/06/17

Foreign-Derived Deduction, AMT Repeal Top SIA Priorities for Tax Conference

With both the House and Senate having passed sweeping tax reform bills recently, a conference committee is expected to convene soon to reconcile differences in the respective bills and set forth final legislation to be approved by Congress and sent to the President for signature. In a letter to House and Senate leaders, SIA yesterday […]

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Press Release: 12/04/17

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 21.9 Percent Year-to-Year in October; Industry Forecast Revised Upward

WSTS FORECAST PROJECTS ANNUAL SALES WILL INCREASE 20.6 PERCENT IN 2017, TOPPING $400 BILLION FOR FIRST TIME, FOLLOWED BY 7.0 PERCENT GROWTH IN 2018 WASHINGTON—Dec. 4, 2017—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $37.1 billion for the month of October 2017, […]

Press Release: 11/29/17

SIA Supports Senate Corporate Tax Reform Legislation

WASHINGTON—Nov. 29, 2017—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement from SIA President & CEO John Neuffer in support of the corporate tax reform bill reported out of the Senate Finance Committee. “SIA supports the corporate tax reform elements in the bill reported by […]

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