John Neuffer

John Neuffer
President and CEO
Semiconductor Industry Association

John Neuffer serves as President and CEO of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). John joined the association in January 2015 and is responsible for setting and leading the public policy agenda and serving as the primary advocate for maintaining U.S. leadership in semiconductor design and manufacturing. John works closely with SIA member companies and the Board of Directors to align industry priorities and policy goals.

Prior to joining SIA, John served as Senior Vice President for Global Policy at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), where he led ITI’s global team to expand market access opportunities for ITI member companies around the world. He directed all of ITI’s global government relations in the arenas of trade, cybersecurity, standards, regulatory, Internet governance, and privacy. John also built strong relationships with foreign governments and industry associations in key global capitals, and advanced the high-tech industry’s trade agenda in Washington.

John is an executive committee member of the United States Information Technology Office (USITO) in Beijing. Before joining ITI, John served for over seven years at the Office of United States Trade Representative (USTR) in Washington, DC: two years as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Affairs, which was preceded by over five years as Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Japan.

Prior to his tenure with USTR, John was a Senior Research Fellow and Political Analyst with the Mitsui Kaijyo Research Institute in Japan for nine years. As a leading commentator on Japanese politics and policy at the Institute, he published a widely read newsletter and wrote regular commentary for the Asian Wall Street Journal, and Newsweek Japan. All told, John lived in Japan 11 years. He is a native of Montana and Washington State.

Recent Events and Presentations

September 17, 2020

Please join ITIF for an event featuring opening remarks by Sen. John Cornyn (T-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.

February 18, 2020

ITIF hosted an expert panel discussion on the risks of expanding export controls on U.S. technologies too far, and the strategic considerations involved in getting the balance right.

May 6, 2016

Please join ITIF for discussion of a new Nathan Associates report, The Semiconductor Global Value Chain: Generating Economic Benefits and Spurring Innovation, which outlines the benefits of participating in the global supply chain and the costs of going it alone—for nations and the world.

March 29, 2016

Please join ITIF for a discussion with Derek Cheung, a Ph.D. electrical engineer, former CEO of Rockwell Scientific, and author of the book Conquering the Electron, a fascinating history of electronics innovation, from the discovery of static electricity in the 1600s to today’s smartphones.