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Press Release: 02/14/24

New Report Suggests India Can Expand Role in Global Semiconductor Value Chains with the Right Policies

WASHINGTON AND NEW DELHI—Feb. 14, 2024—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) today welcomed the release of a report evaluating India’s existing semiconductor ecosystem and policy frameworks and offering recommendations to facilitate longer-term strategic development of complementary semiconductor ecosystems in the U.S. and India. The report, titled “Assessing India’s […]

Press Release: 11/02/23

Mary Thornton Joins SIA as Vice President of Global Policy

WASHINGTON—Nov. 2, 2023—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced Mary Thornton has joined the association as vice president of global policy. In this role, Thornton will lead SIA’s global policy team and direct the association’s global trade and economic security policy initiatives, among other issue areas. SIA represents 99% of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue and […]

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Blog: 09/12/23

ITA-3: Ushering in a Sustainable Future for Global ICT and Economy

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

The fresh fall air in Geneva this week appears to mirror the possibilities and benefits inherent in another expansion of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Information Technology Agreement (ITA), originally launched by the WTO in 1997 to eliminate tariffs on a broad swath of tech products, from cell phones to computers. By 2015, 53 nations […]

Blog: 06/22/23

New Assessment Identifies Opportunities for Strengthening India’s Role in Semiconductor Ecosystem

by Semiconductor Industry Association

SIA has long supported efforts to strengthen U.S.-India collaboration in the semiconductor supply chain. A new initial assessment—commissioned by SIA and the India Electronics Semiconductor Association (IESA) and authored by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF)—finds that India brings significant strengths to the semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem. The U.S. and India ramped up cooperation in […]

Blog: 05/19/23

North America Semiconductor Conference Meets in Washington to Advance Ambitious Plan to Rebalance Supply Chain

by Semiconductor Industry Association

SIA and Arizona State University this week hosted the first North America Semiconductor Conference (NASC), a new trilateral endeavor between the governments, academic institutions, and private sectors of Mexico, Canada, and the United States. NASC aims to create a contiguous region of semiconductor development and production in North America and to leverage existing strengths of […]

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Blog: 03/02/23

Meeting of Semiconductor Associations from Around the World Underscores Importance of Global Chip Sector Collaboration

by Jennifer Meng, Director of Global Policy

A U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association delegation (SIA) will travel to Xiamen, China for the 75th World Semiconductor Council Joint Steering Committee (JSTC) meetings from March 7-10. The meetings will include our industry counterparts from China, Chinese Taipei, the EU, Japan, and Korea. This will be SIA’s first trip to China since the start of COVID […]

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Press Release: 01/31/23

U.S. and India Semiconductor Groups Announce Initiative to Strengthen Public-Private Collaboration in Chip Ecosystem

The U.S. Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and the India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) today jointly announced plans to form a private-sector task force that will strengthen collaboration between the two countries in the global semiconductor ecosystem. Specific goals of the task force include the following: Developing a “readiness assessment” regarding the semiconductor ecosystem in […]

Press Release: 11/30/22

New Report Identifies Challenges to Continued U.S. Leadership in Semiconductor Design, Innovation

Following enactment of landmark semiconductor manufacturing and research investments in the CHIPS and Science Act, new SIA-BCG study highlights need to advance federal policies to reinforce U.S. chip design, tech leadership WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2022—Following the historic enactment of the CHIPS and Science Act to reinvigorate domestic semiconductor manufacturing and research, the Semiconductor Industry Association […]

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Blog: 09/26/22

Beating the Drum on ITA Expansion in Geneva

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

While the weather forecast this week in Geneva calls for lots of clouds and rain, the mood of the sizable global industry delegation here to talk expanding the WTO’s Information Technology Agreement (ITA) for a second time is downright sunny. It’s always great to be back in this town working on an affirmative effort to […]

Press Release: 06/17/22

SIA Applauds Renewal of WTO Tariff Moratorium, Urges WTO to Make it Permanent

WASHINGTON—June 17, 2022—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from President and CEO John Neuffer in support of the outcomes produced by the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12). Among the critical results achieved during the ministerial was a renewal of the WTO Moratorium on Customs Duties on Electronic Transmissions, […]

Blog: 06/09/22

Slapping Tariffs on Digital Data Flows Is a Really Bad Idea

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

The fate of a quarter-century old agreement that has served as a foundation for global digital trade will be decided in a week when trade ministers from around the world meet in Geneva for the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Since 1998, the WTO has maintained a moratorium on customs […]

Press Release: 05/26/22

SIA Applauds Launch of Indo-Pacific Economic Framework

WASHINGTON—May 26, 2022—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from President and CEO John Neuffer regarding President Biden’s recent announcement that he is launching the administration’s Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF). IPEF aims to define shared objectives around trade facilitation, standards for the digital economy and technology, supply chain resiliency, decarbonization and clean […]

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