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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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Blog: 05/04/16

Tech Weighs in on Presidential Agenda

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

As the presidential election year comes into sharper focus this week, the tech community is weighing in with the priorities it believes should be central to the public debate in the months ahead – priorities that are critical to sustaining a strong America and a strong American economy. In an open letter sent today to […]

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Blog: 05/04/16

Beyond Borders: The Evolution and Importance of the Global Semiconductor Value Chain

by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy

Few industries, if any, feature a value chain as complex, geographically dispersed, and intensely interconnected as that of the semiconductor industry. This highly globalized and interdependent structure has been an amazing success story, benefitting the semiconductor industry, participating countries, and the global economy. These benefits, as well as the risks of an insular approach to […]

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Blog: 05/02/16

TPP Would Strengthen America’s Global Standing

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

Trade has been a frequent and heated topic of debate in the presidential campaign, including the economic impacts of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. Too often lost in the political rhetoric is this simple truth – the TPP would not only strengthen the U.S. economy but also America’s position of leadership in the world. A […]

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Press Release: 04/27/16

Semiconductor Industry Commends Passage of Legislation to Protect Trade Secrets

BILL PROVIDES NEW LEGAL TOOLS TO PREVENT THEFT OF TRADE SECRETS WASHINGTON—April 27, 2016—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today applauded congressional approval of The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 (S.1890), bipartisan legislation that provides new legal tools to prevent the theft of trade secrets. The […]

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Blog: 03/09/16

The Semiconductor Seven: SIA’s Top Trade Priorities

by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy

President Obama released his 2016 Trade Policy Agenda on March 2. This thick document includes a raft of trade priorities for this Administration, including major trade agreements either under negotiation or completed: Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA), Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA), and expansion of the Information […]

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Blog: 01/14/16

Three Ways the TPP Strengthens the Semiconductor Industry

by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy

SIA today testified at a hearing of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) about the critical importance of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to the U.S. semiconductor industry and the U.S. economy. Our core message was that trade is vital to the semiconductor industry’s ability to compete, innovate, and grow. SIA highlighted three specific ways the […]

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Blog: 01/13/16

Tech Industry Echoes President’s Call for Congressional Approval of TPP

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

During tonight’s State of the Union address, President Obama outlined a vision for America’s future that includes priorities of great significance to the tech industry. SIA applauds the President’s support for policies to advance U.S. innovation. We also strongly support his call for congressional approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), an enormous, landmark trade agreement that […]

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