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Blog: 01/27/23

Building the Workforce for a Transitional Tech Economy

by Semiconductor Industry Association

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted an uncomfortable truth that had long been simmering in the back of our minds: the U.S. does not have an adequate tech workforce. As global supply chains shut down, everything from automobiles to home appliances faced shortages as our domestic capacity in advanced manufacturing could not keep up with demand. The […]

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Press Release: 12/21/22

SIA Applauds Increased Funding for Research, Workforce Development in Year-End Funding Package

WASHINGTON—Dec. 21, 2022—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from David Isaacs, SIA vice president of government affairs, regarding the inclusion of additional funding for key research agencies in the fiscal year 2023 (FY2023) Omnibus. SIA represents 99% of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue and nearly two-thirds of non-U.S. chip firms. […]

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Press Release: 11/30/22

New Report Identifies Challenges to Continued U.S. Leadership in Semiconductor Design, Innovation

Following enactment of landmark semiconductor manufacturing and research investments in the CHIPS and Science Act, new SIA-BCG study highlights need to advance federal policies to reinforce U.S. chip design, tech leadership WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2022—Following the historic enactment of the CHIPS and Science Act to reinvigorate domestic semiconductor manufacturing and research, the Semiconductor Industry Association […]

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Blog: 11/17/22

New Report Highlights Challenges and Opportunities Facing U.S. Semiconductor Industry

by Robert Casanova, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released its annual State of the Industry Report. The report highlights the current challenges facing the semiconductor industry, as well as opportunities for continued growth and innovation. In 2022, with the importance of semiconductors to the global economy continuing to grow, the semiconductor industry has worked tirelessly to speed […]

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Press Release: 05/31/22

Sen. Mark Warner, Semiconductor Industry Execs Meet to Discuss Strengthening Domestic Chip Research, Design, Manufacturing

PALO ALTO, Calif.—May 31, 2022—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today convened a productive roundtable discussion between Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) — one of the senators tasked with negotiating the U.S. jobs and competitiveness package — and more than a dozen senior executives from SIA member companies. Participants discussed ongoing conference negotiations on competitiveness legislation (USICA/COMPETES) and the […]

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Blog: 05/24/22

Industry Leaders Offer Input on Policies Needed to Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Leadership

by Eric Breckenfeld, Director of Technology Policy

SIA president and CEO John Neuffer on May 12 participated in a roundtable discussion hosted by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). The purpose of this roundtable was to discuss the challenges and opportunities for U.S. leadership in semiconductors, and especially to provide input on how the bipartisan innovation and competitiveness […]

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Press Release: 05/04/22

SIA, FIRST® Announce Partnership to Strengthen U.S. STEM Workforce

Partnership will focus on enhancing talent pipeline to equip students with skills needed for science and technology careers WASHINGTON—May 4, 2022—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) today announced a partnership to enhance STEM education and interest among students and bolster workforce development. With demand for highly […]

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Press Release: 11/12/21

Stanford Professors to be Honored for Excellence in Semiconductor Research

WASHINGTON—Nov. 12, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) today announced two Stanford University professors are the 2021 recipients of SIA-SRC University Research Awards: Dr. Subhasish Mitra, Professor of Electrical Engineering and of Computer Science, and Dr. Boris Murmann, Professor of Electrical Engineering. Professors Mitra and Murmann will accept the awards […]

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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: 06/04/21

Bipartisan Legislation to Eliminate Per-Country Immigration Caps Would Help Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Workforce

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Bipartisan legislation introduced this week in the House would eliminate the counterproductive per-country cap on employment-based visas in favor of a fair, “first come, first served” system, providing U.S. semiconductor companies with greater access to top talent from around the world needed to compete and innovate. The Equal Access to Green Cards for Legal Employment […]

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Press Release: 05/19/21

Robust Federal Incentives for Domestic Chip Manufacturing Would Create an Average of Nearly 200,000 American Jobs Annually as Fabs are Built, Add Nearly $25 Billion Annually to U.S. Economy

Semiconductor industry currently employs 277,000 people in the U.S. across 49 states, supports 1.6 million additional U.S. jobs, according to Oxford Economics/SIA study WASHINGTON—May 19, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in partnership with Oxford Economics, today released a study analyzing the semiconductor workforce in the United States and the economic benefits that would come from […]

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Press Release: 03/31/21

President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Would Strengthen U.S. Leadership in Semiconductors

WASHINGTON—March 31, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from President and CEO John Neuffer regarding President Biden’s infrastructure proposal, which would invest in domestic semiconductor manufacturing, research, and workforce development. “The President’s plan would invest ambitiously in U.S. semiconductor workers, manufacturing, and innovation – three cornerstones of America’s strength and its future. […]

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