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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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Blog: 05/30/18

Challenges and Opportunities Facing Semiconductor Workforce

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Following a recent roundtable with member companies and key staff from 11 federal agencies, the SIA Workforce Committee has released a summary report discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the semiconductor workforce. The report shines a spotlight on the need to address our broken high-skilled immigration system to meet near-term challenges and position the U.S. […]

Workforce & Immigration
Blog: 01/31/18

Our 2018 Policy Plan to Drive U.S. Semiconductor Industry Growth and Innovation

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

During last night’s State of the Union Address, President Trump highlighted achievements from his first year in office and laid out his policy agenda for 2018. The President touched on a range of issues, including some of great significance to the U.S. semiconductor industry, such as tax, trade, and immigration. Moving forward, SIA remains focused […]

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Blog: 01/26/18

SIA Applauds Introduction of I-Squared Act to Improve High-Skilled Immigration System

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) this week introduced S. 2344, the Immigration Innovation Act (I-Squared Act), legislation that would make needed reforms to America’s broken high-skilled immigration system. SIA supports the I-Squared Act and urges Congress to approve it.

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Blog: 01/19/18

SIA Joins Coalition in Support of H-4 Visa Rule

by Semiconductor Industry Association

SIA and a coalition of 10 other business and tech advocacy groups this week voiced their support for the H-4 Visa Rule, which allows spouses of certain H-1B visa holders to work in the United States. In a letter to Lee Francis Cissna, Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the groups urged the Trump […]

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Blog: 02/16/17

Sen. Hatch’s Innovation Agenda Would Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Industry

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), chairman of the Senate Republican High-Tech Task Force, today unveiled his innovation agenda for the 115th Congress during an event at the U.S. Capitol. Many of the initiatives highlighted in Sen. Hatch’s plan align closely with the U.S. semiconductor industry’s policy priorities, including reforming America’s corporate tax system, investing in basic […]

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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: 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: 09/02/16

Recognizing the U.S. Semiconductor Workforce this Labor Day

by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy

What better time than right before Labor Day to learn more about the U.S. semiconductor workforce, which is the backbone of an incredibly successful industry that manfactures the stuff upon which the entire digital economy rests? So before firing up the BBQ or heading out on your long weekend trip, let’s take a moment to […]

Workforce & Immigration
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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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: 04/02/15

H-1B Visa Limit Shows Urgent Need for Immigration Reform

by Semiconductor Industry Association

When it comes to America’s high-skilled immigration system, demand for talent far exceeds supply. That unfortunate fact will be reinforced this week as the U.S. government begins accepting applications from employers for H-1B visas for highly educated workers who are needed to fill open jobs in the U.S. Since U.S. businesses demand far more skilled […]

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