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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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Blog: 04/24/19

Winning the Race to 5G and Beyond Requires Ramping Up Public-Private Research

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

Earlier this month, President Trump announced an effort aimed at helping to ensure America wins the global race to deploy 5G wireless technology. Advanced wireless networks such as 5G hold the promise to revolutionize the way we communicate, work, and live by seamlessly connecting our cars, devices, and entertainment with unprecedented speed and security. At […]

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Blog: 04/09/19

U.S. Semiconductor Firms Top List of U.S. Patent Recipients in 2018

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

U.S. companies engaged in semiconductor research, design, and manufacturing were among the top U.S. corporate patent recipients in 2018, according to an analysis of new data from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. U.S. semiconductor firms consistently rank high on this list, because the U.S. semiconductor industry invests roughly one-fifth of its annual sales into research […]

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Press Release: 04/03/19

Semiconductor Industry Calls for Bold Federal Policies to Sustain U.S. Leadership in Chip Technology, Harness Transformative Technologies of the Future

As foreign governments take big steps to advance their domestic semiconductor capabilities, new blueprint lays out research, workforce, trade initiatives needed to help keep America on top in chip technology WASHINGTON—April 3, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released a set of government policy recommendations for sustaining and strengthening America’s global leadership in semiconductor technology […]

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Blog: 02/11/19

SIA Welcomes Executive Order Launching ‘American AI Initiative’

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

Artificial intelligence – enabled by tremendous advances in semiconductor technology – holds the potential to greatly benefit society and strengthen America’s economy, national security, and global technology leadership. We welcome President Trump’s executive order, signed earlier today, launching an “American AI Initiative” and look forward to working with his Administration and Congress to ensure this […]

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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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