News Clips

May 20, 2021
“Taiwan accounts for 92 percent of semiconductor production at the most sophisticated sub-7 nanometer process levels,” Stephen Ezell, vice president at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a technology think tank, said during the panel.“Taiwan’s prowess in semiconductors is thanks largely to its pioneering the semiconductor foundry model, meaning it conducts outsource contract manufacturing for fabulous design companies like Qualcomm, or Nvidia, or Apple,” Ezell said.
May 20, 2021
“The fact that China’s major PV manufacturers have operated for the better part of a decade without making much money,” wrote a researcher for the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) last year, “suggests that subsidies continue to shape international competition in this industry.”
May 14, 2021
Critics of the state regulations warned that tech companies weren’t the only ones that would have to maneuver through the patchwork of rules. “For consumers, this means confusion,” said Daniel Castro, a vice president of the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation, a think tank sponsored by tech companies.
May 11, 2021
The report, written by Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) President Robert Atkinson, plays off of Biden’s “build back better” motto. Atkinson implies the country won’t be “better” if a comprehensive infrastructure plan overemphasizes physical infrastructure while other countries invest heavily in things like smart cities, modernized electric grids and 5G. “America will lose a critical opportunity if the infrastructure package focuses on 20th century infrastructure while China leapfrogs ahead with 21st century infrastructure,” Atkinson wrote.
May 6, 2021
Intellectual property rights “have been indispensable to the development of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics to date,” the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a D.C.-based think thank, said in a statement. “ … Endorsing this waiver petition succumbs to the fundamental fallacy that IP rights represent any kind of significant barrier to access and manufacturing of the medicines needed to overcome this crisis.”
May 6, 2021
I have fact-checked this report since 2013 as have ITIF (2020) and others. The Phoenix Center’s George Ford address these claims in today’s House Energy & Commerce Committee hearing on “Broadband Equity: Addressing Disparities in Access and Affordability.”
May 6, 2021
“We want to create a market for artificial intelligence, and we want to avoid fragmentation. We don’t want 27 different rules and regulatory systems. We want to have one where AI can be used in a trustworthy manner and flourish,” he told an online event this week. “Artificial intelligence has a huge potential, and we want to bring it to Europe. But we want to have certain safeguards.”
April 21, 2021
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation called the bill a "seminal piece of legislation taking definitive steps to restore American competitiveness in 10 key advanced-technology industries of the future, such as biotech, clean energy, and semiconductors."
April 9, 2021
Technology funding “strengthens the competitiveness of U.S. technology developers and manufacturers,” said David Hart, director of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation’s clean energy innovation program.
April 9, 2021
“This is the most important 14,000-square-mile island in the world,” says Stephen Ezell, VP of global innovation policy at the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

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