Ian Paul Steff is Vice President, Global Policy and Technology Partnerships for the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). In this capacity, he is responsible for a wide range of government policies encompassing the Association's domestic and international involvement. SIA is the lead trade association representing the $148 billion U.S. semiconductor industry – America’s number-one export industry. Mr. Steff works closely with the SIA's Public Policy Committee, while assisting the Association in the coordination of Washington-based initiatives and the development of global strategies. He leads SIA’s international affairs department and serves as the Association’s primary liaison to World Semiconductor Council (WSC). Mr. Steff’s portfolio also includes worldwide technology policy and university research partnerships.
Prior to joining the SIA's Washington-based team, Mr. Steff managed SIA’s policy advocacy at Dewey and LeBoeuf LLP. During this time the America COMPETES legislation became law. The bill authorized significant increases in research funding for the physical sciences and STEM education. Mr