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An Allied Approach to Semiconductor Sector Competitiveness

An Allied Approach to Semiconductor Sector Competitiveness
Thursday, September 17, 202011:30 AM to 12:45 PM EDT
Video Webinar

Event Summary

Semiconductors represent perhaps the world’s most important industry, the core technology that powers the modern digital world and enables innovation and productivity growth across every other sector. As such, it’s appropriate that the United States and many other nations have proposed or introduced policies to boost their competitiveness in this key industry. But nations that are like-minded in their commitment to open trade and fair economic competition also should collaborate in ways that advance the competitiveness of their semiconductor industries collectively, especially against a backdrop of rising Chinese competition that is fueled largely by innovation mercantilist measures.

ITIF hosted an event featuring opening remarks by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) plus an expert panel discussion about a new report that will articulate how democratic, free-market economies can work together to enhance the innovation potential of their respective semiconductor industries while preserving the industry-led, market-based competition that has characterized the sector for a half-century. The panel also will discuss how the United States can further strengthen its own semiconductor industry competitiveness.

Speakers

John
John Cornyn
United States Senator
Keynote Speaker
Stephen
Stephen Ezell@sjezell
Vice President, Global Innovation Policy, and Director, Center for Life Sciences Innovation
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator
James
James Lewis@james_a_lewis
Senior Vice President and Director, Technology Policy Program
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Panelist
John
John Neuffer
President and CEO
Semiconductor Industry Association
Panelist
Corey
Corey Johnston
Chief Competition Officer and Senior Advisor
U.S. Department of State
Panelist
Ian
Ian Steff
Assistant Secretary for Global Markets and Director General of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service
U.S. Department of Commerce
Panelist
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