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SEMI Global Advocacy delivers MORE value for the $2 trillion microelectronics industry. Promoting free trade, open markets and the protection of intellectual property (IP), SEMI has served as the voice of the microelectronics design and manufacturing industry since 1970 – advocating and influencing public policy to speed time to better business results for members worldwide. SEMI meets with lawmakers to advance the industry’s interests and influence policy around trade and export controls, taxes, IP, research and development, STEM education, workforce development, and environment, health and safety.

Get involved or contact SEMI’s advocacy staff for perspectives and positions on vital industry issues. SEMI’s long and proven track record of success influencing public policy includes efforts ranging from decontrolling anisotropic plasma dry etching equipment to modernizing the international taxation system and maintaining the R&D credit in the United States. SEMI Advocacy delivers MORE value for your business.

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Intellectual Property

SEMI supports strong protections and better enforcement for IP, and is involved in global research and education in this area.

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SEMI supports tax policies that will ensure that all companies can compete on a level playing field.



Immigration is central to innovation and economic growth. SEMI supports efforts that will reform the current immigration system and allow talent to come to and stay in the United States.

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R&D Funding

SEMI advocates for government support of basic research, math and science education to fuel continuous advances in microelectronics technologies.

Environment, Health & Safety

Environment, Health and Safety

SEMI members collaborate to address critical environment, health and safety issues to assure sustainable industry operations.

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SEMI Foundation

The SEMI Foundation supports education and career awareness in the field of high technology through a variety of interactive programs.

Global Advocacy Contacts

We want to hear from you! Let us know what issues are important to you, your employees, and your company. Share your feedback and let us know how we can better serve your Advocacy interests.

John Cooney

Vice President, Global Public Policy & Advocacy

Laith Altimime

President, SEMI Europe
+49 30 3030 8077 19

Junko Collins

Standards & Advocacy
SEMI Japan

Jasmine Huang

Project Executive, Public Advocacy
SEMI Taiwan