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Press Release: 06/06/18

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 20 Percent Year-to-Year in April; Double-Digit Annual Growth Projected for 2018

INDUSTRY FORECAST PROJECTS SALES WILL INCREASE 12.4 PERCENT IN 2018 AND 4.4 PERCENT IN 2019 WASHINGTON—June 6, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $37.6 billion for the month of April 2018, an increase of 20.2 percent from the April 2017 […]

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Blog: 06/01/18

The 2018 SIA Factbook: Your Top Source for Semiconductor Industry Data

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Where can you turn for key facts about the semiconductor industry and market, including the size of the global semiconductor market ($412 billion), U.S. semiconductor industry market share (46 percent) and the top end-use market for semiconductors (communication devices)?  These data points and many more are now available in the recently released 2018 SIA Factbook!   […]

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Blog: 05/30/18

Challenges and Opportunities Facing Semiconductor Workforce

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Following a recent roundtable with member companies and key staff from 11 federal agencies, the SIA Workforce Committee has released a summary report discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the semiconductor workforce. The report shines a spotlight on the need to address our broken high-skilled immigration system to meet near-term challenges and position the U.S. […]

Immigration & Workforce
Press Release: 05/25/18

Semiconductor Leaders Agree on Global Policy Agenda

WORLD SEMICONDUCTOR COUNCIL TO PRESENT PROPOSALS TO GOVERNMENTS WASHINGTON—May 25, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today welcomed recommendations agreed to by global semiconductor industry leaders at the 22nd annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) this week in San Diego, Calif. The agreement sets forth […]

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Blog: 05/18/18

Patching Hardware Vulnerabilities Is Harder than You May Think

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

If you unlocked your smart phone right now, how many of your apps would need updating? Patches and updates are a regular part of our connected lives. But imagine if every update required you to work with the app maker, phone service provider, phone manufacturer, phone operating system provider, and the dozen or so semiconductor […]

Blog: 05/10/18

SIA Participates in Unveiling of New Report Detailing the Development of the Semiconductor Industry in New York’s Capital Region

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Earlier this week, SIA president and CEO, John Neuffer, delivered opening remarks at an event commemorating the unveiling of key findings from a new report on how the semiconductor industry has transformed the New York Capital Region. The report, which was authored by Professor Dr. Charles Wessner of Georgetown University and Thomas Howell, describes in […]

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Press Release: 04/30/18

Global Semiconductor Sales Up 20 Percent Year-to-Year in Q1

WORLDWIDE SEMICONDUCTOR SALES REACH $37 BILLION IN MARCH; YEAR-TO-YEAR SALES INCREASE FOR 20TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH WASHINGTON—April 30, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $111.1 billion during the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 20 percent compared to the first […]

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Press Release: 04/18/18

Semiconductor Industry Recognizes Senator Mike Crapo, Congressman Peter Roskam with Congressional Leadership Awards

WASHINGTON—April 18, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today will present its Congressional Leadership Awards to Senator Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) and Congressman Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) for their leadership in enacting landmark tax reform legislation, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. The corporate provisions included in […]

Press Release: 04/02/18

Global Semiconductor Sales Up 21 Percent Year-to-Year in February

AMERICAS MARKET GROWS BY NEARLY 40 PERCENT COMPARED TO LAST YEAR; GLOBAL SALES DECREASE SLIGHTLY MONTH-TO-MONTH WASHINGTON—April 2, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $36.8 billion for the month of February 2018, an increase of 21.0 percent compared to the […]

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Press Release: 03/22/18

SIA Statement on Trump Administration Section 301 Action on China

WASHINGTON—March 22, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement from President & CEO John Neuffer in response to the Section 301 action taken today by the Trump Administration to address China’s trade practices. “The U.S. semiconductor industry shares the Trump Administration’s concerns regarding […]

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Blog: 03/19/18

SIA Provides Input to Government on Priorities for Advanced Manufacturing in the U.S.

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

SIA submitted comments to the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) earlier this month on the development of its National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing. OSTP sought guidance on improving government coordination and on long-term guidance for Federal programs and activities in support of United States manufacturing competitiveness, including advanced manufacturing research […]

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Blog: 03/07/18

Industry Groups Call for Pakistan to Join Information Technology Agreement

by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy

A coalition of U.S. and Pakistan business organizations, led by SIA and the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council, have sent a letter to Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi of Pakistan urging the Pakistan government to join the WTO Information Technology Agreement (ITA) and ITA expansion. The letter is part of a broader global industry push to expand the […]

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