2020 STATE OF THE U.S. SEMICONDUCTOR INDUSTRY

U.S. companies have for decades led the world in producing these tiny chips that power modern technologies. Our country’s leadership in semiconductors is a big reason America has the world’s largest economy and most advanced technologies.

The U.S. semiconductor industry has continued to maintain its global leadership position in semiconductor technologies essential for the future, including artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, and advanced wireless networks such as 5G. The U.S. semiconductor industry has also maintained its global market share leadership, even though worldwide year-over-year sales growth in 2019 was negative, and has kept steady its very high levels of investment in research and development (R&D) and capital expenditure (capex)

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