SIA News Roundup




Beijing rebukes Biden's export controls


China’s Minister of Foreign Affairs had harsh words to describe the Biden administration’s new export controls on semiconductor technology: "Out of the need to maintain its sci-tech hegemony, the U.S. abuses export control measures to maliciously block and suppress Chinese companies,” spokesperson Mao Ning said over the weekend.

Biden administration imposes limits on semiconductor exports to China


"We are assessing the impact of the new export controls on the U.S. semiconductor industry and working with our member companies and the U.S. government to ensure compliance," the Semiconductor Industry Association said in a statement.

Biden clamps down on trade to 31 Chinese companies, universities

Fierce Electronics

The full impact of the rule was still being weighed by US-based chipmakers, as represented by the Semiconductor Industry Association. “We are assessing the impact of the new export controls on the US semiconductor industry and working with our member companies and the US government to ensure compliance,” SIA said in a statement. “We understand the goal of ensuring national security and urge the US government to implement the rules in a targeted way—and in collaboration with international partners—to help level the playing field and mitigate unintended harm to US innovation.”


The case for making chips at home again

Market Watch

In August of this year, President Joe Biden signed the Chips and Science Act into law. The legislation, which was approved with significant bipartisan support, allocates $52.7 billion in subsidies to the semiconductor — or chip — industry.

Sen. Maria Cantwell says CHIPS Act is ‘unleashing’ response from private sector


Sen. Maria Cantwell likes what she sees so far with the quick reaction from U.S. companies to the CHIPS and Science Act. “We think it’s unleashing the response from the private sector that we wanted to see,” said Cantwell, speaking at the GeekWire Summit in Seattle last week.

Supply Chain ‘Normal’ Appears on Horizon, With Sights Set on March


Few observers have had a better perch to watch the pandemic slowly clog — and now free up — one of the biggest arteries of global trade than Captain J. Kipling “Kip” Louttit.

To Protect America, Loosen Visa Caps for STEM Experts

Defense One

When it comes to immigration policy, there’s little that the authors—a former Trump administration official and a former Obama administration official—have in common. However, we both recognize that attracting the world’s best in key fields is critical to U.S. competitiveness and national security—and that today’s visa caps are imperiling those efforts.


Truss Faces Fresh Headache as India-UK Free Trade Deal Stuck


India’s reputation as one of the world’s toughest trade negotiators is becoming more than an inconvenience for UK Prime Minister Liz Truss.

UK Entry to CPTPP Trade Pact Still Under Discussion: Singapore


Discussions for the UK’s accession into the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) are continuing, Singapore’s trade minister Gan Kim Yong said during a meeting of the trade group.

Chilean lawmakers approve Trans-Pacific Partnership


Chile's congress voted to approve the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade deal on Tuesday after four years of legislative debate.


Materials science engineers work on new material for computer chips

Science Daily

Members of a multifunctional thin film research group have published two landmark studies that explain how to engineer and enhance the stability of ferroelectric hafnium oxides, which are compatible with mainstream semiconductors.

Foundational Changes In Chip Architectures

Semiconductor Engineering

We take many things in the semiconductor world for granted, but what if some of the decisions made decades ago are no longer viable or optimal? We saw a small example with finFETs, where the planar transistor would no longer scale. Today we are facing several bigger disruptions that will have much larger ripple effects.

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