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SIA White Paper: U.S. Semiconductor Industry is America's Most Innovative Manufacturing Industry

Posted by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy on Aug 13, 2015 3:00:00 PM

The U.S. semiconductor industry is America's most innovative manufacturing industry and ranks near the top in terms of overall competitiveness, according to a newly published SIA white paper. Based in part on a methodology used by the United Nations to rank the economic competitiveness of nations, the white paper finds that the U.S. semiconductor industry ranks first out of 288 U.S. industries in terms of innovation and second in overall competitiveness. 

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Topics: white papers, innovation, data

SIA White Paper: Semiconductor Industry Has Grown U.S. Economy through Innovation

Posted by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy on Oct 10, 2014 7:00:00 AM

Sixty-four years ago this month, the U.S. Patent Office issued a patent to three semiconductor pioneers for the transistor, the building block for semiconductor innovation. Since then, the U.S. semiconductor industry has continued to innovate at an impressive rate, thus contributing significantly to U.S. economic growth. In fact, a recently published SIA white paper concludes that the U.S. semiconductor industry has accounted for 30 percent of all economic growth due to innovation in the United States between 1960-2007.    

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Topics: white papers, technology, innovation, economy

Three Steps Congress Can Take Now to Spur U.S. Innovation

Posted by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs on Mar 4, 2014 7:00:00 AM

The semiconductor industry has long been vital player in driving U.S. innovation. For example, American semiconductor companies invested $32 billion in research and development in 2012 – one of the greatest shares of revenue of any industry – and nearly half of the top 20 U.S. corporate patent recipients are semiconductor companies, demonstrating the industry’s consistent focus on innovation. 

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Topics: immigration, trade, technology, research, innovation

SIA Promotes STEM Education through Discover Engineering Family Day

Posted by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy on Feb 24, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Strengthening America’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is a perennial priority for SIA. SIA has long engaged in efforts to ensure that the U.S. develops and retains future generations of top scientific minds, including through advocacy for national initiatives to bolster STEM education and through direct participation in programs that get kids interested in technology at a young age. 

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Topics: education, technology, research, innovation, engineering, STEM

GAO: Nanomanufacturing Critical to U.S. Innovation, Competitiveness

Posted by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy on Feb 7, 2014 9:00:00 AM

Today’s technology has enabled the creation of electronic devices that are more powerful, less costly, and more compact than ever before.  As these products get smaller and smaller, America increasingly depends on the science behind nanomanufacturing – the construction of devices at the molecular scale – in order to stay at the forefront of innovation.  

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Topics: technology, research, innovation, manufacturing

Advancing Innovation Through an Improved Patent System: SIA Statement on Abusive Patent Litigation

Posted by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs on May 13, 2013 8:00:00 PM

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Topics: patent, Judiciary, innovation, patent reform, Abusive Litigation, patents

Why small is really big

Posted by Brian Toohey, SIA President and CEO on May 9, 2013 8:00:00 PM

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Topics: Nanoelectronics, NSF, NIST, research, innovation, Nanotechnology, SRC, Federal funding, STEM