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Blog: 06/11/19

India’s IC Imports Grew Dramatically in 2018, and U.S.-China Trade Tensions Could be a Reason

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

As semiconductor supply chains begin shifting due to the U.S.-China trade conflict, could one of the beneficiaries be India? An analysis of recent trade data, as well as recent news reporting, suggest this could be the case. The increase in integrated circuit (IC) imports into India from the world in 2018 was dramatic and hard […]

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Press Release: 05/31/19

SIA Statement on Mounting U.S.-China Trade and Technology Tensions

WASHINGTON—May 31, 2019—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 mounting U.S.-China trade and technology tensions. “Each volley in the U.S.-China trade dispute causes semiconductor companies to wince and financial markets to wobble, while pushing […]

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Press Release: 05/24/19

Semiconductor Leaders Strike Agreement on Global Policy Agenda

World Semiconductor Council to present proposals to governments in October WASHINGTON—May 24, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today welcomed a policy agreement reached by global semiconductor industry leaders at the 23rd annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) this week in Xiamen, China. The agreement sets forth policy proposals to strengthen the industry through […]

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Press Release: 05/22/19

SIA Statement on Scope of Temporary General License for Huawei

WASHINGTON—May 22, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today released the following statement regarding the scope of the Commerce Department’s temporary general license for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. “There seems to be confusion about what the temporary general license for Huawei does, with some media reports overstating its […]

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Press Release: 05/20/19

SIA Statement on Commerce Department’s Temporary General License for Huawei

WASHINGTON—May 20, 2019—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 Commerce Department’s announcement regarding a temporary general license for Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. “We hope to work with the Administration to broaden the scope of […]

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Press Release: 05/16/19

SIA Statement on Escalation of U.S.-China Trade and Technology Tensions

WASHINGTON—May 16, 2019—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 regarding the recent escalation of U.S.-China trade and technology tensions. “We are troubled by the recent setback in U.S.-China negotiations and the escalation of tensions on both sides, […]

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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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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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