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Falan Yinug

Global Fellow

Professional affiliation

Director of Economic Strategy, Qualcomm

Full Biography

Falan Yinug is a seasoned economist, policy, and semiconductor industry expert with close to 20 years of experience in diverse roles spanning industry, trade associations, and government.  He serves as Director of Economic Strategy at Qualcomm, Inc., providing economic analysis and thought leadership on global technology and semiconductor industry, market, and economic policy issues.  Prior to joining Qualcomm, Falan was Director of Industry Statistics and Economic Policy at the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) for 9 years.  Prior to SIA, Falan worked for the U.S. International Trade Commission as its semiconductor and semiconductor manufacturing equipment analyst for 9 years. Falan began his career with the federal government as a Presidential Management Fellow where he also worked at the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. He has a B.A. from Carleton College and a master’s in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.


Selected Publications

  1. “Chipping In: The Positive Impact of the Semiconductor Industry on the American Workforce and How Federal Industry Incentives will Increase Domestic Jobs” (May 2021).  Link:
  2. “Strengthening the Global Semiconductor Supply Chain in an Uncertain Era” (April 2021). Link:
  3. “Challenges to Foreign Investment in High-Tech Semiconductor Production in China” (May 2009). Link: