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Blog: 01/10/22

China’s Share of Global Chip Sales Now Surpasses Taiwan’s, Closing in on Europe’s and Japan’s

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Global chip sales from Chinese companies are on the rise, largely due to increasing U.S.-China tensions and a whole-of-nation effort to advance China’s chip sector, including government subsidies, procurement preferences, and other preferential policies. Just five years ago, China’s semiconductor device sales were $13 billion, accounting for only 3.8% of global chip sales. In 2020, […]

Blog: 12/08/21

SIA Urges Elimination of Harmful Section 301 Tariffs

by Jennifer Meng, Director of Global Policy

by Jimmy Goodrich, Vice President, Global Policy

SIA on Dec. 1 submitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) urging the elimination of harmful semiconductor tariffs that are exacerbating the ongoing chip shortage and slowing our economy. As SIA explained in the submission, Section 301 tariffs on semiconductors and associated products are contributing to the current global chip […]

Press Release: 10/06/21

SIA Welcomes Administration’s U.S.-China Trade Plan and Opportunity to Provide Input on Tariff Exclusion Process

WASHINGTON—Oct. 6, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from President and CEO John Neuffer in response to recent remarks by U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai regarding the U.S.-China trade relationship. “SIA welcomes the Biden-Harris Administration’s new plan to tackle challenges facing the U.S.-China trade relationship, as well as its focus on […]

Blog: 09/28/21

Actions the U.S. and EU Can Take Together to Strengthen Both Regions’ Semiconductor Supply Chain Resilience

by Jennifer Meng, Director of Global Policy

High-level government officials from Washington and Brussels are set to convene in Pittsburgh tomorrow (Sept. 29) for the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC), which aims to expand and deepen trade and transatlantic investment ties. The TTC features 10 working groups set to address supply chain security, export controls, global trade […]

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Press Release: 09/27/21

New Report Highlights Strength of U.S. Semiconductor Industry and Continued Challenges

2021 State of the Industry Report calls for ambitious competitiveness and innovation policy agenda WASHINGTON, September 27, 2021 — The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released its annual State of the Industry Report examining the U.S. semiconductor industry’s current global position, as well as challenges to — and opportunities for — continued industry growth and […]

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Blog: 07/13/21

Taking Stock of China’s Semiconductor Industry

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Download the whitepaper> Just last month, China sent astronauts into space to board a new space station. Earlier this year, China landed a rover on Mars. Chinese state media reported that inside both China’s space station and the Mars rover were 100% indigenously designed-and-produced semiconductors, signaling China’s increasingly sophisticated microchip capabilities. Nevertheless, while China has […]

Press Release: 04/05/21

SIA Urges U.S. Government Action to Strengthen America’s Semiconductor Supply Chain

WASHINGTON—April 5, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Commerce in response to President Biden’s executive order on securing America’s critical supply chains. The submission highlights the importance of the global semiconductor supply chain to maintaining a strong semiconductor industry and identifies a range of vulnerabilities in the supply […]

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Press Release: 03/19/21

SIA Statement on Meeting with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo

WASHINGTON—March 19, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from President and CEO John Neuffer following a meeting yesterday between U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and the CEOs and senior executives on the SIA board of directors. Secretary Raimondo’s statement on the meeting is available here. “We greatly appreciated meeting with Secretary […]

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Blog: 02/16/21

Trade in Transition: The Importance of Re-Establishing U.S. Trade Leadership

by Semiconductor Industry Association

The first two months of 2021 saw leadership transitions with major repercussions for global semiconductor trade. In the United States, the new Biden administration is now in charge of leading a post-pandemic economic recovery defined by calls for supply chain resilience in critical technologies. Meanwhile, members of the World Trade Organization, which celebrated its 25th […]

Blog: 07/02/20

Growth-Based Incentives, Not Tariffs, Will Strengthen U.S. Chip Manufacturing and Leadership

by Semiconductor Industry Association

In 2018, the U.S. imposed a 25% tariff on U.S. imports of semiconductors and other goods from China following a Section 301 investigation into China’s unfair trade practices. Since 60% of U.S. semiconductor imports from China are originally made in the U.S., distributed through global supply chains, and imported by U.S. companies for themselves, U.S. […]

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Blog: 07/01/20

USMCA Implementation is a Milestone for Global Technology Trade

by Semiconductor Industry Association

The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) enters into force today, marking a milestone in the advancement of America’s global technology trade leadership. The agreement will help strengthen the digital economy, promote semiconductor industry trade priorities, and benefit U.S. companies and consumers alike. The USMCA is the first U.S. agreement to incorporate several top U.S. semiconductor industry priorities, […]

Blog: 06/18/20

New SIA Report Highlights Industry’s Strength and Looming Challenges

by Semiconductor Industry Association

As policymakers in Washington consider legislation to invest in U.S. semiconductor manufacturing and research, a new SIA report provides context on the U.S. semiconductor industry’s global position across a variety of metrics, including market share, manufacturing, and technology competitiveness. The 2020 State of the U.S. Semiconductor Industry report demonstrates that while the U.S. industry currently […]

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