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Blog: 03/29/17

Semiconductors Remain Export Leader for U.S. in 2016

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Semiconductors continue to be a huge export for the United States, fueling jobs, economic growth, and innovation at home. According to recently released government trade data for 2016, the value of U.S. semiconductor exports in 2016 totaled $43.1 billion, the third-highest of any manufactured U.S. export product. Strong domestic production combined with large foreign markets […]

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Blog: 02/22/17

Huge Win for Global Trade with Ratification of Trade Facilitation Agreement

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

Global trade just got a whole lot easier today with announcement by the World Trade Organization (WTO) of the successful ratification of the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), a landmark 164-country deal that will lower costs for consumers and promote growth in economies big and small the world over. The semiconductor industry has long advocated for […]

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Blog: 02/02/17

Our 2017 Policy Plan to Spur U.S. Semiconductor Industry Growth and Innovation

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

With the presidential inauguration behind us and the 115th Congress now underway, SIA is focused on working with the Trump Administration and Congress to enact policies that will strengthen the U.S. semiconductor industry, the broader tech sector, and our economy. The unifying goal of our 8-point policy plan, outlined below, is to promote U.S. job […]

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Blog: 01/06/17

SIA Welcomes White House Report on Sustaining U.S. Semiconductor Leadership

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

SIA today welcomed the release of a new report by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST) Semiconductor Working Group outlining the strategic importance of the U.S. semiconductor industry and the challenges that must be overcome to ensure continued U.S. leadership of semiconductor technology. SIA thanks the distinguished members of the PCAST […]

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Blog: 12/01/16

SIA Urges President-Elect Trump to Support Policies that Promote Innovation

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

SIA sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump this week outlining a series of policy recommendations to strengthen the U.S. semiconductor industry, American innovation, and our economy. SIA’s policy plan calls for investing in basic research, enacting pro-growth corporate tax reform, ensuring free and fair access to global markets, strengthening America’s technology workforce, and promoting advanced […]

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Blog: 11/02/16

Government, Industry Leaders Discuss Steps to Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Industry

by Jimmy Goodrich, Vice President, Global Policy

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker today gave a major policy address highlighting the strength and strategic importance of the U.S. semiconductor industry and outlining steps needed to ensure the industry remains strong and globally competitive. Following her remarks, SIA President & CEO John Neuffer and others continued the conversation with a panel discussion on the critical […]

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Blog: 10/31/16

New White House Group to Tackle Semiconductor Industry Challenges: Commerce Secretary Pritzker to Discuss Future of Industry on Wednesday

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science & Technology (PCAST) today announced the launch of a new Semiconductor Working Group that will provide recommendations to PCAST to consider in its report to the President regarding current challenges facing the semiconductor industry, including the rapid rise of semiconductor capabilities abroad. SIA welcomes this timely announcement, given […]

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Blog: 09/13/16

Tech Doubles Down on TPP

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

Throughout the many months of heated political rhetoric on trade this election cycle, one constant has been the unwavering and full-throated support from America’s most innovative companies for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a landmark agreement that would tear down numerous barriers to trade with Pacific Rim countries. SIA and a coalition of tech leaders today […]

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Blog: 07/01/16

Global Deal to Slash Tech Tariffs Goes into Force, but with a Hitch

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

After more than four years of often turbulent negotiations to expand the Information Technology Agreement (ITA), tariffs on roughly $1.3 trillion in trade in tech products finally start marching to zero today. All in, the agreement will boost the global economy by an estimated $190 billion annually, spur productivity in developing and developed economies, and […]

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Blog: 06/28/16

Secretary Clinton’s Tech Platform Highlights Key Semiconductor Priorities

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today unveiled a set of policy initiatives aimed at bolstering U.S. technology and innovation leadership. SIA welcomes attention from the presidential candidates on policies to strengthen the semiconductor industry and the broader tech sector. Secretary Clinton’s plan embraces a number of the semiconductor industry’s longstanding priorities, including the following: 1) Increasing the research […]

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Press Release: 06/22/16

Semiconductor Industry Recognizes Senators Kelly Ayotte and Ron Wyden, Congressmen Pete Sessions and Scott Peters with Congressional Leadership Awards

LEGISLATORS ACKNOWLEDGED FOR ADVANCING POLICIES THAT PROMOTE TRADE, INNOVATION WASHINGTON—June 22, 2016—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced the recipients of SIA’s Congressional Leadership Awards: Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Texas), and Congressman Scott Peters (D-Calif.). SIA presents the Congressional […]

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Blog: 05/19/16

Trade Panel Finds TPP Would Boost U.S. Economy, Create Jobs

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has found what SIA has long held: the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would strengthen U.S. economic growth, increase U.S. exports, and create U.S. jobs. In a report released yesterday, the ITC found by 2032 the TPP would increase U.S. annual real income by $57.3 billion, boost U.S. GDP by $42.7 […]

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