Lam Research Corporation is an American corporation that engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and service of semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. Its products are used primarily in front-end wafer processing, which involves the steps that create the active components of semiconductor devices (transistors, capacitors) and their wiring (interconnects). The company also builds equipment for back-end wafer-level packaging (WLP), and for related manufacturing markets such as for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).

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  • Jeff Marks, president of Lam Research Capital, shares his thoughts on Lam’s recent venture investment activities and how they might shape the future of science and semiconductor innovation.

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  • Every day in the military, people practice the skills that will make them successful in the workplace. In fact, their comfort level with activities like maintaining structure and discipline, receiving ongoing training and development, and making sound decisions in difficult circumstances makes them well-suited for careers in the semiconductor industry. In addition, veterans hold to important value...

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  • For the first time, SEMICON Europa will be co-located with productronica – one of the world’s leading trade fairs for electronics development and production – at Messe München in Munich, Germany. Both events open on November 14, 2017. The co-location creates the strongest single event for electronics manufacturing in Europe and broadens the range of attendees across the electronics supply chain. S...

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  • Some of the greatest minds in science and technology will be convening in Tampa for the 64th annual AVS International Symposium & Exhibition starting on October 29, 2017. Among the topics of discussion will be challenges associated with cutting-edge materials, processing, and interfaces in the research and manufacturing communities. Within this multi-disciplinary environment, a primary area of foc...

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  • For many students, technology is shaping a significantly different kind of learning environment than the one their parents experienced. Devices like smartphones are not only being used to communicate and access resources, but are also allowing kids to edit and submit their assignments on the go. Advances in technology are helping streamline and ease the workloads of teachers, from platforms that e...

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  • Picture the snowy white silhouette of a red-crowned crane (“durumi” in Korean) against its grassy wetlands habitat, and you can understand why our employees at Lam Research Korea are passionate about preserving the graceful bird’s winter home. Teaming up with Korea’s National Nature Trust, we’ve helped fund the purchase of nearly 5,000 square meters of land in Dongsong-eup, Cheorwon, for the criti...

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  • From Star Trek’s Data to Star Wars’ C-3PO, the idea of humanoid robots has fascinated people for years. Back in the real world, robots build automobiles in factories, mow lawns, and even assist in complex heart surgery. Meanwhile, the use of androids like Data is approaching reality, as semiconductor and semiconductor-related devices like low-power microprocessors, 3D sensors, accelerometers, and ...

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  • We often hear that advanced chips contain billions of transistors – an incredible, mind-blowing fact to be sure – but did you know that large-scale integrated chips (that are the size of a fingernail) can contain ~30 miles of interconnect “wires” in stacked levels? These wires function like highways or pipelines to transport electrons, connect transistors and other components to each other, and ma...

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  • Scientists, engineers, researchers, and industry professionals from around the globe will descend upon National Harbor, Maryland, this October to interact at the 232nd Electrochemical Society (ECS) Fall Meeting, which focuses on electrochemical and solid-state science and technology. Through their new initiative to #FreeTheScience, ECS will undertake the groundbreaking endeavor of publishing all t...

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  • Lam’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report for 2016 is now available and highlights the commitment our employees hold for making the world a better place. In his letter below, President and CEO Martin Anstice shares his thoughts on the role Lam plays within the industry and our global communities.

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  • As you might imagine, it takes a highly skilled global supply chain to achieve and maintain mutual business success in today’s fast-paced semiconductor industry. With this in mind, we recently hosted our Supplier Day to recognize the invaluable contributions of our suppliers and thank them for their support. During the event, we awarded seven companies for their outstanding performance in areas su...

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  • Multiple patterning continues to be an important technique for enabling pitch shrinking in advanced chip designs. However, as the number of steps grows, managing process variation is a key concern. In part two of a two-part series published in EE Times India, Rick Gottscho, Lam’s corporate chief technology officer, identifies primary sources of variation and techniques being developed to address t...

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  • The semiconductor manufacturing community is ready to connect at SEMICON Taiwan, the premier event for microelectronics manufacturing in Taiwan. This year, the event is expected to attract more than 45,000 visitors from around the world. From September 13-15, the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center will host attendees from the global electronics manufacturing supply chain with a focus on market momen...

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  • “Data is giving rise to a new economy” – The Economist (2017). This compelling reality makes the continued development of high-capacity data storage technologies like 3D NAND ever more important. With this in mind, Lam executives shared their perspectives on the growing need for vertical scaling in a “Vertical Reality” fireside chat. Held during the August 2017 Flash Memory Summit, topics spanned ...

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  • Lam is proud to play an important role in influencing future technology by supplying chipmakers with the equipment they need to enable every kind of electronic device imaginable—and even some that haven’t been imagined yet. To achieve the level of quality we’re known for, we rely on motivated engineers from every discipline, from mechanical engineers, software engineers, and materials engineers to...

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  • This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which promotes multilateral cooperation, economic growth, and social progress. Now entering its second half century, the economic bloc is looking to cement its status as a key player in the global marketplace. To achieve this goal, ASEAN is actively cultivating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and ma...

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  • Chipmakers want every part of the wafer to produce, or yield, good die. Advances in process technologies over the years have just about made this a reality, even as feature dimensions continue to shrink and devices grow ever more complex. Now, the last frontier is improving yields at the edge of the wafer – the outer 10 mm or so – where chemical, physical, and even thermal discontinuities are simp...

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  • The industry’s transition to 3D NAND is being driven by several important advantages, including its ability to deliver higher capacity with a lower cost per bit. These vertical architectures rely more on advances in deposition and etch than lithography to create critical device structures, raising new manufacturing issues. Addressing these challenges is the focus of a recent article by Lam’s Harme...

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  • Wired communications can be traced back to 1844, when Samuel Morse (creator of the code of dots and dashes that bears his name) sent the first telegraph message from the U.S. Supreme Court chambers in Washington, D.C. to the Mount Clair railway depot in Baltimore, Maryland. Fourteen years later, the first transatlantic telegraph cable was completed. Alexander Graham Bell’s famous first telephone c...

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  • At Lam Research, we are committed to improving lives in the communities where we live and work around the globe. In Taiwan, one of our areas of focus is supporting activities that help improve literacy and education, so getting involved with the Four Season Talk Program was an easy decision. Organized by Taiwan’s National Central Library (NCL), the program hosts presentations on topics ranging fro...

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  • We use technology to improve nearly every area of life, and doting on our pets’ well-being is no exception. In fact, many pet stores now ...

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  • In Ancient Egypt, shoes denoted social status, even distinguishing commoners and nobility by the color and length of their footwear. Recreated ruby slippers commemorating the ...

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