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Press Release: 04/30/18

Global Semiconductor Sales Up 20 Percent Year-to-Year in Q1

WORLDWIDE SEMICONDUCTOR SALES REACH $37 BILLION IN MARCH; YEAR-TO-YEAR SALES INCREASE FOR 20TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH WASHINGTON—April 30, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $111.1 billion during the first quarter of 2018, an increase of 20 percent compared to the first […]

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Press Release: 04/02/18

Global Semiconductor Sales Up 21 Percent Year-to-Year in February

AMERICAS MARKET GROWS BY NEARLY 40 PERCENT COMPARED TO LAST YEAR; GLOBAL SALES DECREASE SLIGHTLY MONTH-TO-MONTH WASHINGTON—April 2, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $36.8 billion for the month of February 2018, an increase of 21.0 percent compared to the […]

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Press Release: 03/22/18

SIA Statement on Trump Administration Section 301 Action on China

WASHINGTON—March 22, 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 Section 301 action taken today by the Trump Administration to address China’s trade practices. “The U.S. semiconductor industry shares the Trump Administration’s concerns regarding […]

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Blog: 03/19/18

SIA Provides Input to Government on Priorities for Advanced Manufacturing in the U.S.

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

SIA submitted comments to the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) earlier this month on the development of its National Strategic Plan for Advanced Manufacturing. OSTP sought guidance on improving government coordination and on long-term guidance for Federal programs and activities in support of United States manufacturing competitiveness, including advanced manufacturing research […]

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Blog: 03/07/18

Industry Groups Call for Pakistan to Join Information Technology Agreement

by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy

A coalition of U.S. and Pakistan business organizations, led by SIA and the U.S.-Pakistan Business Council, have sent a letter to Prime Minister Shahid Abbasi of Pakistan urging the Pakistan government to join the WTO Information Technology Agreement (ITA) and ITA expansion. The letter is part of a broader global industry push to expand the […]

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Press Release: 03/05/18

January Semiconductor Sales Up 22.7 Percent Compared to Last Year

GLOBAL SEMICONDUCTOR MARKET GROWS YEAR-TO-YEAR FOR THE 18TH CONSECUTIVE MONTH; MONTH-TO-MONTH SALES DECREASE SLIGHTLY WASHINGTON—March 5, 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 January 2018, an increase of 22.7 percent compared to the January 2017 […]

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Press Release: 02/05/18

Annual Semiconductor Sales Increase 21.6 Percent, Top $400 Billion for First Time

GLOBAL INDUSTRY POSTS HIGHEST-EVER ANNUAL, QUARTERLY, AND MONTHLY SALES WASHINGTON—Feb. 5, 2018—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced the global semiconductor industry posted sales totaling $412.2 billion in 2017, the industry’s highest-ever annual sales and an increase of 21.6 percent compared to the 2016 total. Global […]

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Blog: 01/31/18

Our 2018 Policy Plan to Drive U.S. Semiconductor Industry Growth and Innovation

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

During last night’s State of the Union Address, President Trump highlighted achievements from his first year in office and laid out his policy agenda for 2018. The President touched on a range of issues, including some of great significance to the U.S. semiconductor industry, such as tax, trade, and immigration. Moving forward, SIA remains focused […]

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Press Release: 01/02/18

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 21.5 Percent Year-to-Year in November

WORLDWIDE MARKET NOTCHES HIGHEST-EVER MONTHLY SALES OF $37.7 BILLION; SALES INCREASE 1.6 PERCENT COMPARED TO OCTOBER WASHINGTON—Jan. 2, 2018 —The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $37.7 billion for the month of November 2017, an increase of 21.5 percent compared to […]

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Blog: 11/20/17

Agreement on Regional Support Guidelines Headlines Meeting of Global Semiconductor Industry, Governments

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Free and open markets and transparency are critical to the success of the global semiconductor industry. Earlier this month, governments from the major semiconductor-producing regions agreed to support industry-adopted guidelines and best practices for communicating about regional support programs in the industry. Regional support refers to government-led industrial policies aimed at promoting domestic semiconductor sectors.

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Blog: 06/29/17

Cheers to 20 Years of the ITA

by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Information Technology Agreement (ITA), a groundbreaking trade pact that eliminates tariffs on hundreds of high-tech products, from semiconductors to smart phones. During a keynote address yesterday at a WTO Symposium in Geneva marking the ITA’s 20th anniversary, SIA President and CEO John Neuffer highlighted […]

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Blog: 06/28/17

SIA Outlines NAFTA Modernization Priorities

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

As the Trump Administration considers renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), SIA is focused on ensuring semiconductor industry priorities are maintained and strengthened in any new agreement. To that end, SIA today testified at a public hearing before the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) regarding NAFTA modernization.

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