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Blog: 03/09/20

Report Shows Risks of Excessive Restrictions on Trade with China

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

An independent study released today by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) concludes America’s longstanding leadership in semiconductors is put at risk by broad restrictions on U.S. exports of commercial chip technologies to China. The BCG report was commissioned by SIA to help inform the public discussion on the impact of trade restrictions on our industry, […]

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Blog: 02/28/20

White House Launches Interagency Working Group Aimed at Advancing Semiconductor R&D

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

In a significant boost to innovation in semiconductors and the many technologies they enable, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) this week announced a new interagency working group focused on advancing semiconductor R&D. SIA applauds this exciting collaborative effort and looks forward to working with the White House and participating agencies […]

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Blog: 01/21/20

Appropriations Law Highlights Importance of U.S. Leadership in Semiconductors

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

At the close of 2019, the President signed into law the Fiscal Year 2020 Appropriations Act, which allocates funding for a range of federal agencies, including two – the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – that support critical semiconductor research. SIA applauds enactment of this legislation and […]

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Press Release: 11/05/19

Professors from MIT, UCLA to be Honored for Excellence in Semiconductor Research

WASHINGTON—Nov. 5, 2019— The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in collaboration with the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), today announced the winners of its 2019 University Research Awards: Dr. Jesús del Alamo, Director of the Microsystems Technology Laboratories and Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Dr. Jason Cong, Distinguished Chancellor’s Professor at the Computer […]

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Blog: 10/31/19

Senate-Approved Appropriations Bill Supports Semiconductor Research

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

The Senate today approved legislation that appropriates funding for a range of federal agencies, including two – the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) – that support critical semiconductor research. SIA applauds Senate passage of this bill and urges the House and Senate to work together on final […]

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Blog: 09/24/19

New ITIF Report Underscores Need to Increase Semiconductor-Related Federal R&D Investments

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Given the well-documented economic research linking historical semiconductor innovation to productivity growth, policymakers should consider federal investments in semiconductor technology as a no-brainer and a very wise investment for boosting productivity and driving economic growth. A newly released ITIF report underscores this point. The report argues federal R&D investment in areas related to semiconductor technology […]

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Blog: 09/09/19

SIA Commends DOE Research Initiative, Calls for Robust Federal Investments to Advance Semiconductor Technology

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

In public comments submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) last week, SIA called for a major increase in funding for research to advance semiconductor technology and harness the transformative, semiconductor-enabled technologies of the future, including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and advanced wireless networks. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry met with the SIA Board […]

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Blog: 07/22/19

Policymakers Should Prioritize Research Investments as Appropriations Negotiations Move Forward

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

President Trump today announced the administration and congressional leaders have reached agreement on a deal to raise federal spending levels and extend the debt limit for the next two years. SIA is encouraged by this announcement and urges policymakers to prioritize research funds during the appropriations process to keep America the world leader in semiconductor […]

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Blog: 06/18/19

Congress Should Triple Federal Investments in Semiconductor Research

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

America is in a race with global competitors to win the technologies of the future, including artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and 5G and 6G wireless networks. Semiconductor innovation is the engine that drives all these promising technologies. As Congress turns to the budget, setting aside research funds to keep America the world leader in semiconductor […]

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Blog: 06/10/19

SIA Applauds Effort to Establish National Strategy for AI and Calls for Greater Emphasis on AI Hardware Research

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged in recent years as a promising technology with potentially transformative benefits across society. At the heart of all AI-related innovations is semiconductor technology. Development and deployment of AI will require a coordinated, comprehensive approach led by government and industry. SIA applauds bipartisan legislation introduced recently by Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), […]

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Press Release: 05/24/19

SIA Applauds Introduction of DIGIT Act

WASHINGTON—May 24, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement from SIA president & CEO John Neuffer commending the introduction in Congress of the Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act. The DIGIT Act requires the Department of Commerce to convene a […]

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Blog: 05/14/19

Second-Place America? New Report Highlights Mounting Global Competition for Technology Leadership

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

America’s competitive edge is at risk, as China and other competing countries take bold steps aimed at surpassing the U.S. as the global technology leader, according to a report released today by the Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI), an alliance of U.S. leaders in business, science, and academia. The report, titled Second Place America: […]

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