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The World Semiconductor Council: 20 Years of Promoting Innovation through Free Trade

Posted by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy on Jun 9, 2016 11:30:00 AM

The world’s leading semiconductor industries celebrated the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the World Semiconductor Council (WSC) on May 27 in Seoul, Korea. The WSC grew out of the 1996 U.S.-Japan Agreement on International Cooperation Regarding Semiconductors and today brings together senior executives from six semiconductor-producing regions – China, Chinese Taipei, EU, Japan, Korea, and the U.S. – to promote free and open world trade and to address issues of common concern to chipmakers everywhere. 

Leaders from the six regions at the 20th annual WSC meeting.
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Topics: trade, WSC

Global Semiconductor Industry Urges Governments to Prevent Restrictions on Encryption Technology

Posted by Devi Keller, Director, Global Policy on Oct 15, 2014 10:00:00 AM

This week, semiconductor industry representatives from around the world will meet in Fukuoka, Japan to deliver recommendations to global governments on a range of trade issues at the 15th annual Governments/Authorities Meeting on Semiconductors (GAMS). 

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Topics: trade, encryption, WSC