SIA Blog

Government, Industry Leaders Discuss Steps to Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Industry

Posted by Jimmy Goodrich, Vice President, Global Policy on Nov 2, 2016 4:30:00 PM

Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker today gave a major policy address highlighting the strength and strategic importance of the U.S. semiconductor industry and outlining steps needed to ensure the industry remains strong and globally competitive. Following her remarks, SIA President & CEO John Neuffer and others continued the conversation with a panel discussion on the critical importance of the semiconductor sector to U.S. competitiveness and innovation.

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Topics: trade, research, china

SIA Welcomes Progress at U.S.-China Meeting on Semiconductor Issues

Posted by Jimmy Goodrich, Vice President, Global Policy on Nov 24, 2015 12:30:00 PM

SIA today welcomed commitments by the Chinese government to shed greater daylight on its ongoing efforts to significantly expand its indigenous semiconductor industry. During meetings of the U.S.-China Joint-Committee on Commerce & Trade (JCCT) this week, China said its semiconductor industry investments will be market-based and free from government intervention. The JCCT, which is led by the Secretary of Commerce and the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), concluded annual meetings today in Guangzhou, China.

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Topics: trade, china

SIA China IP Priorities Raised at Roundtable with China Intellectual Property Rights Center

Posted by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy on Oct 29, 2014 7:00:00 AM

Last Friday, SIA and several other U.S. high tech industry association representatives participated in a roundtable dialogue with Director Zhao Tianwu and other officials from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) Electronics Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Center. The MIIT Electronics IPR Center is highly influential in shaping Chinese policy on matters such as the relationship between IPR and competition law, patents and standards setting, and IPR in the court system.

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Topics: IP, china

No ITA Deal Reached at SandED; U.S. and China Commit to Continued Discussions

Posted by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy on Jul 11, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Despite intense efforts and high hopes for China to show leadership and break the deadlock in talks to expand the scope of the Information Technology Agreement (ITA) at this week’s U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue (S&ED), no agreement was reached and negotiations will continue after an already lengthy 8-month delay. 

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Topics: trade, china, ITA