SIA releases statement on Trump Administration tariff announcement

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, this week released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s announcement on tariffs on products imported from China.

“While the U.S. semiconductor industry shares the Trump Administration’s concerns about China’s forced technology transfer and intellectual property (IP) practices, the proposed imposition of tariffs on semiconductors from China, most of which are actually researched, designed, and manufactured in the U.S., is counterproductive and fails to address the serious IP and industrial policy issues in China. We look forward to working with the Administration to explain why imposing tariffs on our products would be harmful to our competitiveness and does not address our challenges with China.”

SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry stakeholders to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition. Learn more at


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2 thoughts on “SIA releases statement on Trump Administration tariff announcement

  1. Concerned

    Blind-sighted tirade without aware of cutting his own arm until it is too late. Remember what happened to Bush’s WMD. It took a decade to see the full effects.

  2. Bob Dobkin

    I am the founder of a well-known semiconductor company and inventor of many popular integrated circuits. I have seen copies of my circuits in China which are labeled with my companies name as well as have the false it logo Imprinted on the package. These bad copies of the circuit damage my company and can easily damage the customers usage. There is not one but five semiconductor companies involved in copying these chips. There is no way these chips can match the specification Of the original design.

    Innovation cannot be fueled when the results of innovation are stolen.


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