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Gore, Dickerson and Kelly Speak Out on Sustainability – Highlights from SEMICON West 2020 Keynotes

At SEMICON West 2020, the Honorable Al Gore, former U.S. Vice President and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for environmental activism, commented on the world being in the midst of a “sustainability revolution.” Just what did he mean by that,...

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SEMI Urges Exemption of U.S. Semiconductor Supply Chain Workers from New Visa Restrictions

On June 20, President Trump signed an executive order (EO) suspending the issuance of H-1B, H-2B, J-1 and L visas for applicants residing outside of the United States without an active work permit. The order took effect today and will be in force...

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SEMI Responds to European Commission White Paper on Artificial Intelligence

In February 2020, the European Commission published its initial proposal – White Paper on Artificial Intelligence: a European approach to excellence and trust – and opened a stakeholder consultation. In June, SEMI Europe, based on member...

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SEMI Europe Comments on New Data Strategy for Europe

The European Commission launched the new European data strategy in February 2020. The Strategy, together with the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence, is the first pillar of the new digital strategy of the Commission. It focuses on the need to...

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SEMI Tech Spotlight: Fighting the COVID-19 Pandemic with Big Data-AI Enabled Platforms

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the SEMI Global Advocacy team has been working tirelessly to ensure the microelectronics manufacturing and design supply chain is classified as an “essential business” in the United States and for similar...

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Towards Closing the Skills Gaps in the European Microelectronics Industry

Skills are the key to the future. It is thanks to its skilled workforce that Europe will reap the benefits of the green and digital transitions and remain competitive. At the same time, upskilling and reskilling is a clear social policy because...

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European Electronics Industry CEOs Call on European Commission to Bolster Sector’s Competitiveness

In a bid to reinvigorate Europe’s electronics strategy and strengthen the region’s position in key emerging technologies, European electronics industry CEOs in June called on public and private actors to accelerate collaboration at the European...

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