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Tech Brief: A Look at Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)

May 15, 2017

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Imagine being able to deposit a film of material just a few atomic layers at a time. As impossible as that sounds, atomic layer deposition …

Silicon Snack: Food Preparation – Taste the Future

May 1, 2017

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Household kitchens have been revolutionized by chips (we’re talking the non-edible kind). Some of us may bask in fond memories of “low-tech” cooking like toasting …

Lam’s CEO Talks Tech Trends on CNBC

April 25, 2017

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Lam President and CEO Martin Anstice spoke with Squawk Alley about the semiconductor roadmap, silicon device demand, and Lam’s role in tech innovation. Here we …

Earth Day 2017 – Energy Efficiency Enabled by Technology

April 17, 2017

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This year, more than a billion people from over 193 countries are expected to participate in Earth Day activities. Marking its 47th anniversary on Saturday, …

Technology and Economic Considerations for Panel-Level Fan-Out Packaging

April 3, 2017

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Panel-level fan-out chip manufacturing – using large square or rectangular substrates instead of wafers – is being developed as a means to lower the cost …

Wearables Without Screens – Enhancing Quality of Life

March 20, 2017

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User experience designers around the world recognize that a screen isn’t always the most logical interface for every task or every person. Currently, much of …

Tech Brief: Primer on Packaging

January 17, 2017

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Ever open the body of your smartphone (perhaps unintentionally) and see small, black rectangles stuck on a circuit board? Those black rectangles are packaged chips. …

Taking Smart Fashion Mainstream

January 9, 2017

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The next major trend in consumer wearables may be smart fashion. For years, high fashion designers and celebrities have been incorporating smart technology into their …

Flashback to 2016

January 3, 2017

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Happy New Year and welcome back to the Lam Blog! For our first article of 2017, we wanted to share a few of our most …

Continued Scaling with Multiple Patterning

November 28, 2016

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Did you know that different patterns require different types of multiple patterning? Today’s advanced chips are more complex than ever before, with transistors and other …

Tech Brief: All About ALE

November 14, 2016

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Greek philosopher Democritus (460-370 BC) first proposed the existence of an ultimate particle, which he described as “atomos.” He probably never dreamed that one day …

Spooky Science – Tech or Treat!

October 31, 2016

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The lines between science fiction and reality continue to blur thanks to technological advances in devices like thermal imaging equipment, 3D printing, and even neural …

How Semiconductors Are Changing Our Homes

October 3, 2016

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From smartphones to televisions to refrigerators, it is hard to go more than a few hours without using a semiconductor-enabled device. In fact, since the …

Tech Brief: FinFET Fundamentals

September 12, 2016

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Transistors are at the heart of our cherished electronics. Millions, or even billions, of these tiny switches go to work for us when we check …

Multipatterning Poses Process Challenges

August 1, 2016

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Multiple patterning is an innovative approach to scaling semiconductors, but it also poses significant challenges controlling process variations. Lam’s Rick Gottscho, executive vice president of …

Test Your Knowledge of Semiconductor Terms

July 11, 2016

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The semiconductor industry uses so many unique terms, it practically has its own language. To keep up on the latest developments, knowing that “language” can …

10 Fun Facts About Silicon

May 31, 2016

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From the earliest chips to the latest technologies, silicon has long played a major role in semiconductor manufacturing as the substrates (wafers) on which devices …

One-on-One with Lam’s CTO – 3D NAND, Quantum Effects, and More

May 23, 2016

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Dave Hemker, CTO at Lam Research, sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to look at some of the key issues on the process and manufacturing side, …

What’s After Moore’s Law? The Economist Takes a Look Ahead

May 2, 2016

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“‘There’s a law about Moore’s law,’ jokes Peter Lee, a vice-president at Microsoft Research: ‘The number of people predicting the death of Moore’s law doubles …

Innovation Key to Future Chipmaking and Cool New Products

April 27, 2016

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During an interview with Jim Cramer on CNBC’s Mad Money, Lam CEO Martin Anstice shared his thoughts about the increasing importance of technology inflections and …

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