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Press Release: 05/31/19

SIA Statement on Mounting U.S.-China Trade and Technology Tensions

WASHINGTON—May 31, 2019—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 mounting U.S.-China trade and technology tensions. “Each volley in the U.S.-China trade dispute causes semiconductor companies to wince and financial markets to wobble, while pushing […]

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Press Release: 05/24/19

Semiconductor Leaders Strike Agreement on Global Policy Agenda

World Semiconductor Council to present proposals to governments in October WASHINGTON—May 24, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today welcomed a policy agreement reached by global semiconductor industry leaders at the 23rd annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) this week in Xiamen, China. The agreement sets forth policy proposals to strengthen the industry through […]

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Press Release: 05/22/19

SIA Statement on Scope of Temporary General License for Huawei

WASHINGTON—May 22, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement regarding the scope of the Commerce Department’s temporary general license for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. “There seems to be confusion about what the temporary general license for Huawei does, with some media reports overstating its […]

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Press Release: 05/20/19

SIA Statement on Commerce Department’s Temporary General License for Huawei

WASHINGTON—May 20, 2019—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 Commerce Department’s announcement regarding a temporary general license for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. “We hope to work with the Administration to broaden the scope of […]

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Press Release: 05/16/19

SIA Statement on Escalation of U.S.-China Trade and Technology Tensions

WASHINGTON—May 16, 2019—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 regarding the recent escalation of U.S.-China trade and technology tensions. “We are troubled by the recent setback in U.S.-China negotiations and the escalation of tensions on both sides, […]

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Blog: 02/05/19

As Washington Sets 2019 Policy Agenda, Semiconductor Priorities Central to Debate

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

With the 116th Congress well underway and President Trump set to deliver his annual State of the Union Address tonight, policymakers are hard at work setting the legislative agenda for 2019. Figuring prominently into the policy debate in the nation’s capital are several issues of great significance to the U.S. semiconductor industry, including trade, export control, […]

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Blog: 01/10/19

SIA Files Comments on “Emerging” Technologies

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

SIA today filed comments to the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in response to an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking of controls for “emerging” technologies. In accordance with requirements of the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (ECRA), enacted into law as part of the defense authorization bill, BIS is required […]

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Blog: 01/31/18

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

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

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: 03/29/17

Semiconductors Remain Export Leader for U.S. in 2016

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Semiconductors continue to be a huge export for the United States, fueling jobs, economic growth, and innovation at home. According to recently released government trade data for 2016, the value of U.S. semiconductor exports in 2016 totaled $43.1 billion, the third-highest of any manufactured U.S. export product. Strong domestic production combined with large foreign markets […]

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Blog: 02/02/17

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

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

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: 12/01/16

SIA Urges President-Elect Trump to Support Policies that Promote Innovation

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

SIA sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump this week outlining a series of policy recommendations to strengthen the U.S. semiconductor industry, American innovation, and our economy. SIA’s policy plan calls for investing in basic research, enacting pro-growth corporate tax reform, ensuring free and fair access to global markets, strengthening America’s technology workforce, and promoting advanced […]

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Blog: 06/28/16

Secretary Clinton’s Tech Platform Highlights Key Semiconductor Priorities

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today unveiled a set of policy initiatives aimed at bolstering U.S. technology and innovation leadership. SIA welcomes attention from the presidential candidates on policies to strengthen the semiconductor industry and the broader tech sector. Secretary Clinton’s plan embraces a number of the semiconductor industry’s longstanding priorities, including the following: 1) Increasing the research […]

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