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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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Press Release: 05/19/17

Global Semiconductor Leaders Reach Agreement on Policy Agenda

WORLD SEMICONDUCTOR COUNCIL TO PRESENT PROPOSALS TO GOVERNMENTS WASHINGTON—May 19, 2017—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 21st annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) this week in Kyoto, Japan. The agreement sets forth a […]

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Blog: 02/02/17

Our 2017 Policy Plan to Spur U.S. Semiconductor Industry Growth and Innovation

With the presidential inauguration behind us and the 115th Congress now underway, SIA is focused on working with the Trump Administration and Congress to enact policies that will strengthen the U.S. semiconductor industry, the broader tech sector, and our economy. The unifying goal of our 8-point policy plan, outlined below, is to promote U.S. job […]

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Blog: 08/03/16

DoD Announces Groundbreaking Policy to Stop Counterfeits

The Department of Defense (DoD) yesterday issued a new regulation that will greatly reduce the risks of counterfeit microelectronics entering the military supply chain. SIA has long-sought changes to DoD procurement practices that lead to counterfeits and non-trustworthy microelectronics ending up in critical military systems. The new DoD rule marks a landmark victory in the […]

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Blog: 04/27/16

Senate Committee Considers Risks of Counterfeits

The Senate Judiciary Committee today convened a hearing to assess the risks to public health and safety posed by counterfeit products. The hearing covered the full range of counterfeit products, including consumer products, health and personal care products, and pharmaceuticals. While counterfeit semiconductors were not a focus of the hearing, the risks posed by counterfeit […]

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Press Release: 02/11/16

Bipartisan Customs Bill Combats Counterfeit Semiconductors

LEGISLATION ALLOWS GREATER COLLABORATION BETWEEN U.S. GOVERNMENT, SEMICONDUCTOR COMPANIES TO ROOT OUT DANGEROUS COUNTERFEITS WASHINGTON—Feb. 11, 2016—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today applauded congressional approval of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 644/S.1269), bipartisan Customs legislation that includes a key provision to […]

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Blog: 01/19/16

Our 8-Point Plan to Advance Semiconductor Industry Priorities in 2016

SIA has long championed federal policies that promote U.S. innovation, economic growth, and global competitiveness. Now that the 114th Congress has reached its midpoint and lawmakers have resumed legislative work in the new year, it’s a good time to assess the progress made in 2015 on some of the semiconductor industry’s policy priorities and the […]

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Blog: 12/11/15

Bipartisan Customs Bill Would Combat Counterfeit Semiconductors

The House of Representatives today approved the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 (H.R. 644/S.1269), legislation that would improve the processes in place for the movement of goods in and out of the United States. Earlier this week, SIA urged House and Senate leaders to approve this legislation and send it to the President […]

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Press Release: 10/06/15

Sentencing Marks Progress in Fight Against Semiconductor Counterfeiting

WASHINGTON—Oct. 6, 2015—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today applauded the work of law enforcement following the sentencing of Peter Picone, a confessed counterfeit semiconductor trafficker. Last June, Picone admitted to sending counterfeit semiconductors to the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Connecticut, where the semiconductors were intended for […]

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Blog: 05/06/15

SIA Joins Effort to Develop International Anti-counterfeiting Curriculum for Customs Officers

Last week, SIA participated in sessions hosted by the World Customs Organization (WCO) to develop anti-counterfeiting resources for customs officers around the world. The meetings covered a broad range of counterfeit products, including semiconductors. Experts representing rights holders and customs agencies participated in the week-long development series, including customs officials from the United States, Hong […]

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Blog: 12/31/14

How to Stop Counterfeit Semiconductors

Imagine if the complex electronics on a U.S. nuclear submarine were compromised by counterfeit microchips, or semiconductors. It might sound like the plot of an action film, but this story came dangerously close to being a reality. Earlier this year, a man named Peter Picone admitted that he sent counterfeit semiconductors to the U.S. Naval […]

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Blog: 06/06/14

Prosecution of Counterfeit Chip Trafficker Marks Step Forward in Fight Against Semiconductor Counterfeiting

This week, a man named Peter Picone admitted that he sent counterfeit semiconductors to the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Connecticut, where the chips were intended for use in nuclear submarines. Picone pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit military goods. He faces up to 46 months in prison, with sentencing set […]

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