SIA Blog

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

Posted by David Isaacs, Vice President, Government Affairs on Feb 16, 2017 6:30:00 PM

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 research, protecting intellectual property (IP), strengthening America’s tech workforce, and promoting the burgeoning Internet of Things (IoT). Advancing these initiatives would strengthen the U.S. semiconductor industry, the broader tech sector, and our economy. We applaud Sen. Hatch for his longstanding leadership on tech priorities.

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Topics: immigration, IP, tax, research, STEM, IoT

SIA Applauds Launch of IoT Initiative Led by Intel and Samsung

Posted by John Neuffer, President & CEO on Jun 21, 2016 12:30:00 PM

SIA members Intel Corporation and Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of the National IoT Strategy Dialogue, an initiative that will bring together industry partners and organizations to collaboratively develop policy recommendations to advance the Internet of Things (IoT). We applaud Intel and Samsung for leading this critical effort, to be convened by the Information Technology Industry Council, and look forward to working with them to help develop a policy framework to promote the IoT.

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Topics: IoT

SIA Presents Policy Recommendations to Advance Internet of Things

Posted by Joe Pasetti, Director, Government Affairs on Jun 8, 2016 12:00:00 PM

From household appliances and wearable devices to cars and medical devices, many of the products Americans rely on are becoming “smarter” and better able to communicate with each other, thanks largely to semiconductor technology. This expanding network of physical objects connected by the Internet – known as the Internet of Things (IoT) – presents both challenges and opportunities for policymakers in Washington. 

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Topics: IoT

How U.S. Semiconductor Technology Strengthens our Military on the Battlefield

Posted by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy on Jan 28, 2016 1:00:00 PM

SIA frequently points out that semiconductors play a critical role in strengthening our country, including our national security. A concrete example comes from a new semiconductor developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that gives our military a measurable advantage in one critical arena of the modern battlefield: electronic warfare.

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Topics: IoT, national security

Why the U.S. Military is Interested in the Internet of Things

Posted by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy on Nov 16, 2015 3:00:00 PM

If you have followed the semiconductor market in recent years, you are probably aware that the Internet of Things (IoT) is estimated to become a major market driver of semiconductor growth, with some forecasting future market growth in the multi-millions of dollars. Indeed, what makes the potential of the IoT market so exciting is that its growth seems to be limited only be one’s imagination of what types of “things” can be connected. However, there is one area that does not get much attention in terms of IoT growth and application: national defense.

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Topics: data, IoT