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Press Release: 12/09/21

SIA Statement on Meeting with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen

WASHINGTON—December 9, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from SIA President and CEO John Neuffer following a meeting yesterday between U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen and the CEOs and senior executives on the SIA board of directors. Secretary Yellen’s readout of the meeting is available here. “We greatly appreciated meeting […]

Blog: 12/08/21

SIA Urges Elimination of Harmful Section 301 Tariffs

by Jennifer Meng, Global Policy Manager

by Jimmy Goodrich, Vice President, Global Policy

SIA on Dec. 1 submitted comments to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) urging the elimination of harmful semiconductor tariffs that are exacerbating the ongoing chip shortage and slowing our economy. As SIA explained in the submission, Section 301 tariffs on semiconductors and associated products are contributing to the current global chip […]

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Blog: 12/08/21

Taking Steps to Further Bolster Chip Industry’s Commitment to Ethics

by Jimmy Goodrich, Vice President, Global Policy

by Meghan Biery, Director of Global Technology and Security Policy

Semiconductors are the lifeblood of modern technology products. The innovative devices produced by semiconductor companies enable everything from life-saving medical research to increased workplace productivity, green technology, and connectivity among people around the world. As semiconductors have become smarter, faster, and more efficient, they promise to deliver even more life-improving capabilities. However, innovative capabilities developed […]

Press Release: 12/03/21

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 24% Year-to-Year in October; Annual Sales Projected to Increase 26% in 2021, Exceed $600 Billion in 2022

WASHINGTON—Dec. 2, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $48.8 billion in October 2021, an increase of 24.0% from the October 2020 total of $39.4 billion and 1.1% more than the September 2021 total of $48.3 billion. Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a […]

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Press Release: 12/01/21

CEOs of Chip, Auto, Medical Device, Tech, Telecom, Other Companies Call on Congress to Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Research, Design, Manufacturing

Letter urges swift action to fund the CHIPS for America Act and to enact a strengthened version of the FABS Act  WASHINGTON—Dec. 1, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today applauded a letter sent this morning to congressional leaders by a broad coalition of 59 CEOs and senior executives urging swift action to fund the CHIPS for […]

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Blog: 11/23/21

SIA Weighs in with Commerce Department on Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

by Jung-Ju Lee, Government Affairs Associate

SIA on Nov. 8 submitted a response to the Commerce Department’s Request for Information on Semiconductor Supply Chain Risks as part of our ongoing partnership with the government to address the global semiconductor shortage. In our submission, we expressed our industry’s concerns with the purpose and scope of the RFI and the adverse effects that […]

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Press Release: 11/18/21

Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon Elected Chair of Semiconductor Industry Association

San Jose, Calif.—Nov. 18, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) board of directors today elected Cristiano Amon, president and CEO of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), as its 2022 chair. Matt Johnson, president of Silicon Labs (NASDAQ: SLAB), was elected SIA vice chair. SIA represents 98 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue and nearly two-thirds […]

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Press Release: 11/17/21

SIA Applauds Bicameral Agreement on Path Forward for USICA

Senate-passed legislation includes $52 billion to fund the semiconductor manufacturing, research, and design provisions in the CHIPS for America Act WASHINGTON—Nov. 17, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the following statement from President and CEO John Neuffer regarding today’s bicameral agreement between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) to […]

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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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Blog: 11/10/21

Bipartisan Governors Urge CHIPS Funding

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

In another sign of widespread support for funding the CHIPS for America Act, a bipartisan group of governors wrote a letter to congressional leaders urging action for funding the manufacturing incentives and research investments comprising the CHIPS Act that are needed to strengthen the U.S. semiconductor industry. In doing so, the governors join national security […]

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Press Release: 11/01/21

Q3 Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 27.6% Year-to-Year

More semiconductor units shipped in third quarter of 2021 than during any quarter in market’s history, as industry ramps up production amid chip shortage WASHINGTON—Nov. 1, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled $144.8 billion during the third quarter of 2021, an increase of 27.6% over the third quarter of […]

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Press Release: 10/28/21

SIA Commends Inclusion of Modified FABS Act in Reconciliation Package

Provision would boost U.S. chip manufacturing by establishing a semiconductor investment tax credit WASHINGTON—Oct. 28, 2021—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today applauded the inclusion in the reconciliation package of a modified version of the Facilitating American-Built Semiconductors (FABS) Act, legislation to provide an investment tax credit to incentivize semiconductor manufacturing in the United States. The […]

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