David Isaacs

David Isaacs
Vice President
Semiconductor Industry Association

David Isaacs is Vice President of Government Affairs at the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) in Washington, D.C., where he is responsible for all aspects of the association’s work related to government policy and advocacy before the U.S. Congress, the Executive Branch, and international organizations. 

Before joining SIA, David was Senior Vice President, Government Relations of Solazyme Inc., a leading renewable energy startup based in South San Francisco, California.  In that capacity he was responsible for securing government support to advance Solazyme’s commercialization and research objectives.  He previously served as Director, Government Affairs for Hewlett-Packard Company, where he led the D.C. office and directed a global team on HP’s technology, environmental, energy policy, tax, trade, and other priority policy matters.  He was an associate at the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, P.C. in Washington, D.C., and started his career as a law clerk at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco. 

David is a graduate of Tufts University, and received a law degree at Columbia University.  He lives with his family in Washington, D.C.  He is admitted to the bar in New York and the District of Columbia.

Recent Events and Presentations

August 27, 2014

ITIF and GMU School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs present Professor Douglas Fuller presenting on the respective paths China and India have taken in developing their semiconductor industries.

November 17, 2008

In this event, ITIF will discuss the findings from a recent report that explores the impact of IT on energy. In addition, ITIF will be joined by a panel of experts from leading IT companies to discuss new innovations in energy-efficient computing, the overall net impact of IT on energy consumption, strategies to promote “green” uses of IT.