The Semiconductor Industry Association has announced that Steven Laub, president and CEO of Atmel Corp., and Tunc Doluca, president and CEO of Maxim Integrated Products Inc., have joined its board of directors.
“We are honored to welcome Steve and Tunç to the SIA Board of Directors. Both are true industry leaders and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the association. What sets SIA apart from other advocacy groups is the consistent executive-level engagement from our Board Members across all of the issues that are critical to advancing SIA’s public policy agenda,” said Brian Toohey, president, Semiconductor Industry Association.
He continued: “Not surprisingly, our membership has increased since our move in 2010 to Washington, DC, signifying that the leaders in the semiconductor industry are acutely aware of the effects that government regulations and policies are having on the business climate in the U.S.”
What is a Semiconductor?
A semiconductor is an electronic device which can be switched to conduct or block electric currents. The popular term “microelectronics and computer chips” are synonymous with “semiconductors”. Most semiconductor devices are made from silicon. More importantly semiconductors are the enabling technology that underpins the entire U.S. economy.
About the Semiconductor Industry Association
The Semiconductor Industry Association, SIA, is the voice of the U.S. semiconductor industry, America’s number-one export industry over the last five years and a bellwether measurement of the U.S. economy. Semiconductor innovations form the foundation for America’s $1.1 trillion technology industry affecting a U.S. workforce of nearly 6 million. Founded in 1977 by five microelectronics pioneers, SIA unites over 60 companies that account for 80 percent of the semiconductor production of this country. The SIA seeks to strengthen U.S. leadership of semiconductor design and manufacturing by working with Congress, the Administration and other key industry groups. The SIA works to encourage policies and regulations that fuel innovation, propel business and drive international competition in order to maintain a thriving semiconductor industry in the United States.