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SEMI Advocacy Trade

Trade & Export Control

We seek to ensure that export controls on technology are narrowly tailored to specific national security concerns and implemented multilaterally.


Tax Policy

Tax policy can provide a powerful incentive to strengthen the semiconductor supply chain, and we support policies to level the playing field.

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CHIPS program, authorized in 2022 as part of the CHIPS and Science Act, has two primary components: an incentive program for domestic semiconductor manufacturing, and future-focused R&D effort.

U.S. Department of Commerce Addressing CHIPS Act Applications
U.S. Department of Commerce Addressing CHIPS Act Applications

CHIPS Act Application webinar
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The CHIPS and Science Act Application is Live - What’s Next?
The CHIPS and Science Act Application is Live - What’s Next?

SEMI and our partner BDO USA bring you
this webinar

America's Path Forward In Semiconductors, A SEMICON West Session On Government and the Semiconductor Industry
America's Path Forward In Semiconductors, A SEMICON West Session On Government and the Semiconductor Industry

Wednesday, July 12, 2023
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM PDT


SEMI Advocacy: Promoting the Interests of the Semiconductor Industry

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.

Our Policy Work: Trade, Tax, Workforce Development, R&D Funding, and More

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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.



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.

Electronics Design

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

Royal Kastens

Director, Public Policy & Advocacy

Christopher Frieling

Director, Advocacy and Public Policy, SEMI Europe

Junko Collins

Standards & Advocacy
SEMI Japan

Jasmine Huang

Project Executive, Public Advocacy
SEMI Taiwan