The Semiconductor Industry Association, SIA, is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, one of America’s top export industries and a bellwether measurement of the U.S. economy. Semiconductor innovations form the foundation for America’s $1.1 trillion dollar technology industry affecting a U.S. workforce of nearly 6 million.
Founded in 1977 by five microelectronics pioneers, SIA unites both manufacturers and designers, accounting for over 80 percent of the semiconductor production of this country. Through this coalition SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor design and manufacturing by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry groups. The SIA promotes policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition in order to maintain a thriving semiconductor industry in the United States.