The Semiconductor Industry Association is the leading trade association representing the computer chip industry. The mission of the SIA is to provide leadership for U.S. chip manufacturers on the critical issues of trade, technology, environmental protection and worker safety and health. With the assistance of our members, we strive to achieve:

  • Free and open markets worldwide
  • Maintain U.S. leadership in technology
  • Drive state-of-the-art programs to protect the environment and provide safe working conditions
  • Maintain our top ranking in worldwide market share

Founded in 1977, the SIA was established by five groundbreaking innovators who stand as hallmarks in the history of microelectronics:

  • Robert Noyce, Intel Corporation
  • Wilfred Corrigan, LSI Logic Corporation
  • Charles Sporck, National Semiconductor Corporation
  • W.J. Sanders III, Advanced Micro Devices, Incorporated
  • John Welty, Motorola, Inc.

Today, the semiconductor industry has become the leading manufacturing industry in terms of value added to the U.S. economy -- 20 percent larger than the next leading industry. SIA member companies comprise 90 percent of U.S.-based semiconductor production. Collectively, the chip industry employs a domestic workforce of more than 260,000 people.

The SIA can be contacted at: 181 Metro Drive, Suite 450
San Jose, CA 95110
Phone: (408)436-6600
Fax: (408) 436-6646

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Updated: June 8, 2015 01:14PM PST