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MFG DAY 2015: Semiconductor Manufacturing Critical to America’s Strength, Competitiveness

Posted by Dan Rosso, Communications Manager on Oct 2, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Today is National Manufacturing Day (MFG DAY), a time to highlight the strength and promise of American manufacturers and address the collective challenges they face. MFG DAY gives a unified voice to manufacturers across the United States and draws attention to the actions needed to ensure the future success of American manufacturing.

There is no more advanced or innovative manufacturer than the U.S. semiconductor industry. Researchers, designers and manufacturers in our industry have followed Moore’s Law to previously unimaginable levels, enabling smaller, more powerful, more energy-efficient and less expensive electronic devices. These breakthroughs have spurred tremendous growth in the U.S. economy and strengthened America’s global technology leadership. In fact, the semiconductor industry is one of the top contributors to U.S. economic growth of any manufacturing industry in the U.S. over the past 25 years and has accounted for 30 percent of all productivity gains due to innovation in the U.S. economy over the same period.

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Topics: manufacturing

SIA White Paper: Facts about Semiconductor Manufacturing

Posted by Falan Yinug, Director, Industry Statistics and Economic Policy on Aug 27, 2015 2:00:00 PM

A newly published SIA white paper affirms that U.S. semiconductor companies do the majority of their manufacturing in the United States, and semiconductors are one of America’s top manufactured exports, behind only aircraft and automobiles. 

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Topics: white papers, data, manufacturing

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

Enactment of Helium Legislation Strengthens American Manufacturing

Posted by Brian Toohey, SIA President and CEO on Oct 4, 2013 8:00:00 AM

Today is National Manufacturing Day, a time to shine a light on the critical role that manufacturing plays in boosting America’s economic strength, job creation, and global competitiveness.  It’s also a day to take stock of the challenges facing U.S. manufacturing – including skilled labor shortages, non-competitive tax structures, and burdensome regulatory obstacles, among others – and the steps we can take to overcome them. 

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Topics: semiconductor, environment, semiconductors, manufacturing