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Press Release: 09/16/20

Study Finds Federal Incentives for Domestic Semiconductor Manufacturing Would Strengthen America’s Chip Production, Economy, National Security, Supply Chains

Nineteen new chip manufacturing facilities would be built in the U.S. in next 10 years with $50 billion federal investment, according to study by Boston Consulting Group and SIA WASHINGTON—Sept. 16, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), today released a study analyzing the impact of proposed federal incentives […]

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Press Release: 06/23/20

New Immigration Executive Order Hurts Semiconductor Industry, Overall Tech Sector

WASHINGTON—June 23, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released the following statement from President & CEO John Neuffer in response to President Trump’s recent immigration executive order. SIA represents 95 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry. “The success of the U.S. semiconductor industry requires both homegrown talent and talent from around the world. This is […]

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Blog: 06/18/20

New SIA Report Highlights Industry’s Strength and Looming Challenges

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

As policymakers in Washington consider legislation to invest in U.S. semiconductor manufacturing and research, a new SIA report provides context on the U.S. semiconductor industry’s global position across a variety of metrics, including market share, manufacturing, and technology competitiveness. The 2020 State of the U.S. Semiconductor Industry report demonstrates that while the U.S. industry currently […]

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Blog: 05/06/20

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Graduate Enrollment in U.S. Decreases

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

Full-time graduate enrollment in electrical engineering and computer science programs at U.S. institutions has decreased substantially from its high in 2016, according to newly released annual data from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The new data from 2018 show total enrollees in these disciplines was 92,603, which was flat from the level in 2017 but […]

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Press Release: 04/22/20

SIA Statement on President’s Immigration Proclamation

WASHINGTON—April 22, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from President & CEO John Neuffer in response to President Trump’s immigration proclamation issued today. SIA represents 95 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue. “America is at its competitive best when we allow top minds from around the world to help spur […]

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Blog: 07/10/19

SIA Applauds House Passage of Legislation to Remove Per-Country Immigration Caps on Employment-Based Visas

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

The House of Representatives today approved with strong, bipartisan support the “Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019” (H.R. 1044), sponsored by Reps. Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Buck (R-Colo.). The bill eliminates the unjustified and counterproductive per-country cap on employment-based visas in favor of a fair, “first come, first served” system. Passage of the bill is an […]

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Blog: 05/17/19

White House Plan Prioritizes Skills-Based Immigration

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

President Trump yesterday announced a plan to reform America’s immigration system by prioritizing skills-based immigration. While the full text of the plan has not been released, we hope the President’s announcement marks a step toward bipartisan action to reform America’s high-skilled immigration system. As an engine of economic growth for America, the semiconductor industry has long […]

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Blog: 05/14/19

Second-Place America? New Report Highlights Mounting Global Competition for Technology Leadership

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

America’s competitive edge is at risk, as China and other competing countries take bold steps aimed at surpassing the U.S. as the global technology leader, according to a report released today by the Task Force on American Innovation (TFAI), an alliance of U.S. leaders in business, science, and academia. The report, titled Second Place America: […]

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Press Release: 04/03/19

Semiconductor Industry Calls for Bold Federal Policies to Sustain U.S. Leadership in Chip Technology, Harness Transformative Technologies of the Future

As foreign governments take big steps to advance their domestic semiconductor capabilities, new blueprint lays out research, workforce, trade initiatives needed to help keep America on top in chip technology WASHINGTON—April 3, 2019—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today released a set of government policy recommendations for sustaining and strengthening America’s global leadership in semiconductor technology […]

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Blog: 02/08/19

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

by Maryam Khan Cope, Director, Government Affairs

Bipartisan legislation introduced yesterday in the House and Senate would help level the high-skilled immigration playing field, relieve green card backlogs, and provide U.S. semiconductor companies with greater access to the top innovators from around the world. The Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act (H.R. 1044 and S. 386), introduced by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) […]

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Blog: 02/05/19

As Washington Sets 2019 Policy Agenda, Semiconductor Priorities Central to Debate

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

With the 116th Congress well underway and President Trump set to deliver his annual State of the Union Address tonight, policymakers are hard at work setting the legislative agenda for 2019. Figuring prominently into the policy debate in the nation’s capital are several issues of great significance to the U.S. semiconductor industry, including trade, export control, […]

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Blog: 12/06/18

SIA Welcomes White House Plan to Strengthen STEM Education

by Harry Clapsis, Manager, Government Affairs

Earlier this week, the National Science and Technology Council released the Trump Administration’s plan to improve STEM education in the United States. The plan lays out three aspirational goals: (1) building a strong foundation for STEM literacy by ensuring every American has the opportunity to master basic STEM concepts; (2) increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM; […]

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