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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 […]

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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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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Blog: 10/25/21

Momentum Builds in Congress for CHIPS Act Funding, FABS Act

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

SIA member companies and coalition partners met with more than 100 members of Congress and staff during SIA’s virtual fly-in on Oct. 20-21, and SIA is organizing daily meetings with Hill offices to generate support for semiconductor industry priorities. Rank-and-file offices and committee chairs, Republicans and Democrats alike, expressed overwhelming support for strengthening domestic semiconductor […]

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Blog: 09/28/21

Actions the U.S. and EU Can Take Together to Strengthen Both Regions’ Semiconductor Supply Chain Resilience

by Jennifer Meng, Global Policy Manager

by Meghan Biery, Director of Global Technology and Security Policy

High-level government officials from Washington and Brussels are set to convene in Pittsburgh tomorrow (Sept. 29) for the inaugural meeting of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC), which aims to expand and deepen trade and transatlantic investment ties. The TTC features 10 working groups set to address supply chain security, export controls, global trade […]

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Blog: 07/21/21

The 2021 SIA Databook: Your Source for Comprehensive Semiconductor Industry and Market Data

by Semiconductor Industry Association

The 2021 SIA Databook is now available!  Complete with tons of data on the global semiconductor market, the U.S. semiconductor industry, and the top end markets for semiconductors, the 2021 SIA Databook is your go-to comprehensive resource for all things semiconductors. The 2021 SIA Databook presents easy-to-understand graphics and tables of the major trends in the U.S. […]

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Blog: 07/13/21

Taking Stock of China’s Semiconductor Industry

by Semiconductor Industry Association

Download the whitepaper> Just last month, China sent astronauts into space to board a new space station. Earlier this year, China landed a rover on Mars. Chinese state media reported that inside both China’s space station and the Mars rover were 100% indigenously designed-and-produced semiconductors, signaling China’s increasingly sophisticated microchip capabilities. Nevertheless, while China has […]

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Blog: 07/07/21

Americans Embrace the Importance of Semiconductors to National Security

by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs

As Congress considers legislation that would fund domestic semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research initiatives, a new poll finds a strong majority of Americans understand the critical role semiconductors play in advancing U.S. national security. Two-thirds of Americans (66%) say having a strong semiconductor manufacturing base is either “very important” (45%) or “somewhat important” (21%) to national security, […]

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Blog: 06/04/21

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

by Arrian Ebrahimi, Policy Assistant

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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Blog: 06/02/21

Global Governments Ramp Up Pace of Chip Investments

by Jennifer Meng, Global Policy Manager

by Jimmy Goodrich, Vice President, Global Policy

by Zhi Su, Research Manager

The strategic significance of semiconductors and their ever-increasing importance for economic competitiveness and supply-chain resilience has become a focus for governments worldwide. The widespread global chip shortage as a result of the COVID-19 crisis in late 2020 has shown that vulnerabilities in the global semiconductor supply chain put at risk many technologies and products essential […]

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Blog: 04/26/21

‘This is Infrastructure’: Momentum and Urgency Build for Federal Investments in Chip Manufacturing and Research

by John Neuffer, President and CEO

On April 12 at the White House, with top CEOs from the semiconductor, automotive, and other sectors joining via teleconference to discuss the ongoing global chip shortage and securing our supply chains, President Biden held up a silicon wafer bristling with semiconductors and said, “This is infrastructure.” The President went on to underscore the importance […]

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