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Press Release: 09/04/18

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 17.4 Percent Year-to-Year in July

GLOBAL INDUSTRY POSTS HIGHEST-EVER MONTHLY SALES; YEAR-TO-YEAR GROWTH SEEN ACROSS ALL MAJOR SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCT CATEGORIES AND REGIONAL MARKETS WASHINGTON—Sept. 4, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $39.5 billion for the month of July 2018, an increase of 17.4 percent compared […]

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Blog: 08/13/18

Smart Government Policies Needed to Strengthen U.S. Leadership of Artificial Intelligence

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged in recent years as a potentially transformative technological leap forward, holding the potential to fundamentally change how individuals, societies, and nations interact. At the heart of all AI-related innovations is semiconductor technology. A new SIA white paper outlines the critical role of semiconductor technology in enabling AI and the government policies needed […]

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Blog: 08/08/18

The 2018 SIA Databook: Your Source for Comprehensive Semiconductor Industry and Market Data

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Where can you find just about any data point on the semiconductor industry and market? Answer: the 2018 SIA Databook which is now available! Complete with tons of data on the global semiconductor market, the U.S. semiconductor industry, and the top end markets for semiconductors, the 2018 SIA Databook is your go-to comprehensive resource for all things […]

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Press Release: 08/03/18

Mid-Year Global Semiconductor Sales Up 20.4 Percent Compared to 2017

Q2 SALES ARE HIGHEST ON RECORD, 6.0 PERCENT MORE THAN PREVIOUS QUARTER, 20.5 PERCENT HIGHER THAN Q2 OF LAST YEAR WASHINGTON—Aug. 3, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $117.9 billion during the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 6.0 […]

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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

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

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

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

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

by Harry Clapsis, Government Affairs Associate

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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