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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: 03/23/17

U.S. Semiconductor Firms Top List of Patent Recipients in 2016

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Five of the top fifteen U.S. corporate patent recipients in 2016 were U.S. semiconductor companies, equaling the number of firms ranked in the top 15 in 2015. These figures are based on an analysis of new data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. See table below.

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Blog: 02/16/17

Sen. Hatch’s Innovation Agenda Would Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Industry

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force, today unveiled his innovation agenda for the 115th Congress during an event at the U.S. Capitol. Many of the initiatives highlighted in Sen. Hatch’s plan align closely with the U.S. semiconductor industry’s policy priorities, including reforming America’s corporate tax system, investing in basic […]

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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: 04/04/16

Senate Votes to Protect Trade Secrets; House Should Follow Suit

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

The Senate today unanimously approved bipartisan legislation to strengthen the protection of trade secrets. Trade secrets are valuable intellectual property critical to continued growth and innovation in the semiconductor industry and across the U.S. economy. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 (S.1890) would provide owners of trade secrets with new legal tools to prevent the theft […]

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Blog: 03/22/16

Don’t Write Off the Innovation Box

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Jason Furman, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, recently stated the Obama Administration believes “…adopting an innovation box would move tax policy in the wrong direction, increasing complexity and cost without a commensurate boost to innovation.” We, however, believe it’s premature to write off the innovation box, which provides a lower tax rate […]

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Blog: 03/16/16

U.S. Semiconductor Companies Dominate List of Top Patent Recipients

by Semiconductor Industry Association

U.S. semiconductor companies, including several SIA members, were among the top corporate recipients of U.S. patents in 2015, according to an analysis of new data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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Blog: 01/19/16

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

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

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: 10/09/15

Legislation to Protect Trade Secrets Would Strengthen Semiconductor Industry

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

SIA this week endorsed bipartisan, bicameral legislation that would strengthen the protection of trade secrets. The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 (S.1890 and H.R. 3326) would create a federal civil cause of action that would empower U.S. companies to protect their trade secrets in federal court. The lead sponsors of the Senate bill, Sens. […]

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Blog: 01/05/15

What’s the Outlook for Semiconductor Industry Priorities in the New Congress?

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

As we prepare for the official start of the 114th Congress on Jan. 6, it’s a good time to assess the election results and the landscape for semiconductor industry priorities in the new Congress. The most notable change in Washington from the 2014 elections is that Republicans gained the majority in the U.S. Senate for […]

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Blog: 10/29/14

SIA China IP Priorities Raised at Roundtable with China Intellectual Property Rights Center

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Last Friday, SIA and several other U.S. high tech industry association representatives participated in a roundtable dialogue with Director Zhao Tianwu and other officials from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) Electronics Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Center. The MIIT Electronics IPR Center is highly influential in shaping Chinese policy on matters such as […]

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Blog: 10/15/14

Global Semiconductor Industry Urges Governments to Prevent Restrictions on Encryption Technology

by Semiconductor Industry Association

This week, semiconductor industry representatives from around the world will meet in Fukuoka, Japan to deliver recommendations to global governments on a range of trade issues at the 15th annual Governments/Authorities Meeting on Semiconductors (GAMS). 

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