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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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Blog: 06/07/17

Tech, Government Leaders Highlight Benefits of Information Technology Agreement

by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy

SIA President & CEO John Neuffer and other leaders from industry, government and academia participated in a panel discussion this week on the benefits of the WTO Information Technology Agreement (ITA), a pioneering trade pact that eliminates tariffs on hundreds of high-tech products, from semiconductors to smart phones. Panelists highlighted the ITA’s key role in […]

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Blog: 05/22/17

New Study Shows ITA Bridging Digital Divide

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

As the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) turns 20 this year, a think tank in Washington, D.C. today released an important new report on the wide-ranging economic benefits of this pioneering trade pact to developing countries. Co-authored by Stephen Ezell and John Wu of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), the study does a deep […]

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Press Release: 05/19/17

Global Semiconductor Leaders Reach Agreement on Policy Agenda

WORLD SEMICONDUCTOR COUNCIL TO PRESENT PROPOSALS TO GOVERNMENTS WASHINGTON—May 19, 2017—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 21st annual meeting of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) this week in Kyoto, Japan. The agreement sets forth a […]

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Blog: 05/11/17

Sustaining America’s Consistent Trade Surplus in Semiconductors

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

Despite the forces of globalization that have pulled so much manufacturing overseas, the United States is still the worldwide leader of the semiconductor industry, capturing nearly half of the global market. Indeed, the U.S. is home to a robust semiconductor manufacturing and design sector and has consistently maintained a trade surplus in semiconductors for at […]

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