Semiconductor Workforce Development: A Policy Blueprint


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Blog: 04/08/24

SIA Releases Policy Blueprint to Build the Future Semiconductor Workforce

by Zach Isakowitz, Director of Government Affairs

As America grows its domestic semiconductor ecosystem and reinforces its global technological leadership, a highly skilled workforce will ultimately determine our ability to compete and to fulfill the goals set by Congress and the Administration in the CHIPS and Science Act. Unfortunately, the U.S. faces a shortfall in the supply of skilled workers that the […]

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Press Release: 02/09/24

SIA Applauds Launch of Over $5 Billion in CHIPS R&D Investments, Workforce Initiatives

Administration announces launch of National Semiconductor Technology Center as well as funding for chip workforce, other programs WASHINGTON—Feb. 9, 2024—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from SIA President and CEO John Neuffer commending the administration’s launch of over $5 billion in semiconductor R&D investments through the National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC), as […]

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Press Release: 08/09/23

One Year After Enactment, CHIPS & Science Act is on Path to Success; Work Remains to Maximize Impact

WASHINGTON—Aug. 9, 2023—Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) President and CEO John Neuffer today released the following statement regarding the one-year anniversary of enactment of the CHIPS and Science Act, a landmark law that provides $52 billion for semiconductor manufacturing incentives and research initiatives. “Enactment of the CHIPS and Science Act one year ago today was a […]

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Blog: 08/08/23

SIA Convenes Experts to Address Pressing Workforce Challenges

by Erik Hadland, Director of Technology Policy

As America’s semiconductor ecosystem expands in the years ahead, so too will its demand for semiconductor workers with the skills, training, and education needed in the highly innovative semiconductor industry. To address the challenges and opportunities associated with developing a skilled semiconductor workforce, SIA on July 25 convened a Workforce Development and Education Roundtable at […]

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Press Release: 07/28/23

SIA Applauds Senate Passage of CHIPS Permitting Legislation

WASHINGTON—July 28, 2023—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from SIA President and CEO John Neuffer applauding Senate passage of the Building Chips in America Act (Kelly Amendment #985) as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The amendment will maximize the impact of the CHIPS and Science Act by streamlining […]

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Blog: 07/27/23

The State of the Industry Report Highlights Challenges and Opportunities Facing U.S. Chip 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 2023, the semiconductor industry’s importance to the world continues to grow, as chips become an even greater presence in the essential […]

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Press Release: 07/25/23

America Faces Significant Shortage of Tech Workers in Semiconductor Industry and Throughout U.S. Economy

An estimated 67,000 jobs for technicians, computer scientists, engineers in semiconductor industry—and 1.4 million such jobs across the U.S. economy—risk going unfilled by 2030, according to new SIA/Oxford Economics study WASHINGTON—July 25, 2023—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in partnership with Oxford Economics, today released a study finding the United States faces a significant shortage of […]

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Blog: 05/26/23

Coalition Urges Congress to Fund R&D, Workforce Initiatives

by Semiconductor Industry Association

SIA CEO John Neuffer today joined fellow members of the Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI)—an alliance of industry, scientific societies, and university organizations—in urging congressional appropriators to fund the investments in scientific research, innovation, and workforce authorized by the bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act. Signatories on the letter included SIA Board members Lisa Su […]

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Press Release: 02/28/23

SIA Welcomes Commerce Department Action to Initiate Critical CHIPS Act Incentives

WASHINGTON—Feb. 28, 2023—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from SIA President and CEO John Neuffer in response to the Commerce Department’s release of a Notice of Funding Opportunity, a procedural step that sets in motion the process for companies to apply for manufacturing grants under the CHIPS and Science Act (see […]

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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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