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Press Release: 06/16/17

SIA Applauds DOE Initiative to Advance U.S. Supercomputing Technology

EXASCALE COMPUTING PROJECT AWARDS $258 MILLION OVER THREE YEARS TO SIX U.S. TECH COMPANIES, INCLUDING SIA MEMBERS AMD, IBM, INTEL WASHINGTON—June 16, 2017—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 commending the U.S. Department of Energy’s announcement of […]

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Press Release: 06/01/17

SIA Welcomes DARPA Initiative to Advance Transformative Semiconductor Technologies

NEW PROGRAM, PART OF $200 MILLION DARPA INVESTMENT IN SEMICONDUCTOR RESEARCH, AIMS TO PROGRESS BEYOND TRADITIONAL SCALING, CATALYZE NEXT-GENERATION SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES WASHINGTON—June 1, 2017—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today welcomed a new $75 million initiative outlined in the President’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal and funded […]

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Blog: 05/23/17

White House Budget Contains DoD Investments Poised to Strengthen Semiconductor Research

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

Semiconductors, the brains of modern electronics, are integral to America’s economic, technological, and military infrastructure. Funding increases for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and other Defense Department agencies outlined in the White House budget proposal unveiled today would strengthen long-range semiconductor research, enhance the U.S. semiconductor industry’s positive impacts on our country, and […]

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Press Release: 03/30/17

Semiconductor Industry Sets Out Research Needed to Advance Emerging Technologies, Unleash Next-Generation Semiconductors

NEW SIA-SRC REPORT CALLS FOR ROBUST RESEARCH INVESTMENTS THROUGHOUT THE SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY AND VALUE CHAIN WASHINGTON—March 30, 2017—A coalition of leaders from the global tech, defense, and aerospace industries, led by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), today released a report identifying the key areas of scientific research needed to advance […]

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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: 01/06/17

SIA Welcomes White House Report on Sustaining U.S. Semiconductor Leadership

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

SIA today welcomed the release of a new report by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST) Semiconductor Working Group outlining the strategic importance of the U.S. semiconductor industry and the challenges that must be overcome to ensure continued U.S. leadership of semiconductor technology. SIA thanks the distinguished members of the PCAST […]

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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: 11/02/16

Government, Industry Leaders Discuss Steps to Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Industry

by Jimmy Goodrich, Vice President, Global Policy

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker today gave a major policy address highlighting the strength and strategic importance of the U.S. semiconductor industry and outlining steps needed to ensure the industry remains strong and globally competitive. Following her remarks, SIA President & CEO John Neuffer and others continued the conversation with a panel discussion on the critical […]

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Blog: 10/31/16

New White House Group to Tackle Semiconductor Industry Challenges: Commerce Secretary Pritzker to Discuss Future of Industry on Wednesday

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST) today announced the launch of a new Semiconductor Working Group that will provide recommendations to PCAST to consider in its report to the President regarding current challenges facing the semiconductor industry, including the rapid rise of semiconductor capabilities abroad. SIA welcomes this timely announcement, given […]

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Press Release: 09/21/16

Professors from University of Chicago and University of Michigan Honored for Excellence in Semiconductor Technology and Design Research

WASHINGTON—Sept. 21, 2016—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in consultation with Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), today presented its University Research Award to professors from the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan in recognition of their outstanding contributions to semiconductor research. Dr. Paul Nealey, professor of molecular engineering at the University of Chicago, received the […]

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