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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: 03/15/19

Semiconductors Surpass Cars as a Top U.S. Export in 2018, Remain #4 Overall

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Semiconductors remained a top U.S. export in 2018, spurring American jobs, economic growth, and innovation. According to recently released U.S. government data, U.S. semiconductor exports in 2018 totaled $44 billion, ranking fourth among all U.S. exports, following aircraft and oil (crude and refined), and surpassing automobiles for the first time since 2010. The combination of […]

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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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Press Release: 12/03/18

SIA Welcomes De-escalation of U.S.-China Trade Tensions

WASHINGTON—Dec. 3, 2018—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 in response to the agreement between U.S. President Trump and Chinese President Xi to de-escalate trade tensions: “SIA welcomes the announcement that President Trump and President Xi are […]

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Press Release: 11/30/18

USMCA Will Strengthen Global Semiconductor Supply Chain

WASHINGTON—Nov. 30, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, applauds today’s signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by each country’s leaders on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires. The USMCA, if successfully ratified, will be the first U.S. trade agreement to incorporate many new and […]

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Press Release: 08/03/18

Mid-Year Global Semiconductor Sales Up 20.4 Percent Compared to 2017

Q2 SALES ARE HIGHEST ON RECORD, 6.0 PERCENT MORE THAN PREVIOUS QUARTER, 20.5 PERCENT HIGHER THAN Q2 OF LAST YEAR WASHINGTON—Aug. 3, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $117.9 billion during the second quarter of 2018, an increase of 6.0 […]

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Blog: 07/27/18

House Leaders Call on Administration to Remove Semiconductor Tariffs

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

Leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives today called on the Trump Administration to remove semiconductors and related products from a list of imports from China slated to be hit with tariffs of 25 percent in the coming days or weeks. In a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, a bipartisan group of 49 Members of […]

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Blog: 07/18/18

Semiconductor Priorities a Hot Topic in Washington This Summer

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Two public events last Wednesday underscored policymakers’ current attention on tech in Washington of late. The first focused on the proper role of government in artificial intelligence (AI). The event featured panelists from industry, government, and academia discussing the importance of AI to the future economy and how it will be a game changer for not just […]

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Press Release: 07/02/18

Global Semiconductor Sales in May Increase 21 Percent Year-to-Year

GLOBAL INDUSTRY POSTS HIGHEST-EVER MONTHLY SALES; AMERICAS MARKET GROWS BY 32 PERCENT COMPARED TO LAST YEAR WASHINGTON—July 2, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $38.7 billion for the month of May 2018, an increase of 21.0 percent compared to the […]

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Press Release: 06/15/18

SIA Statement on Trump Administration Tariff Announcement

WASHINGTON—June 15, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s announcement on tariffs on products imported from China. “While the U.S. semiconductor industry shares the Trump Administration’s concerns about China’s forced technology transfer and intellectual property (IP) practices, the proposed […]

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Press Release: 06/06/18

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 20 Percent Year-to-Year in April; Double-Digit Annual Growth Projected for 2018

INDUSTRY FORECAST PROJECTS SALES WILL INCREASE 12.4 PERCENT IN 2018 AND 4.4 PERCENT IN 2019 WASHINGTON—June 6, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $37.6 billion for the month of April 2018, an increase of 20.2 percent from the April 2017 […]

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Press Release: 05/25/18

Semiconductor Leaders Agree on Global Policy Agenda

WORLD SEMICONDUCTOR COUNCIL TO PRESENT PROPOSALS TO GOVERNMENTS WASHINGTON—May 25, 2018—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 22nd annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) this week in San Diego, Calif. The agreement sets forth […]

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