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Tech Brief: Elements of Electroplating

Shelly Miyasato, Ph.D. | August 13, 2018, Technology
Electroplating is a common manufacturing process that applies a thin layer of one metal onto another. The U.S. penny, for example, has been made of zinc with a thin, electroplated coating of copper since 1982. Jewelry and flatware are also frequently electroplated to improve visual appearance or provide wear and corrosion resistance. Today, electroplating is widely used in the electronics industry to deposit conducting metals used in printed circuit boards, connectors, and most recently in semiconductor interconnects.

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A Sunny Outlook for Weather Forecasting

Kris Kendall | August 6, 2018

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Generations of humans have used varying methods to predict the weather. In the past, farmers thought rain was coming if their cows were lying down …

Lam Shares Its Success with $1 Million in Worldwide Donations

Christie Valdez | July 30, 2018

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In 2017, the leadership team at Lam Research made a commitment to share our company’s success with a $1 million donation to organizations that were …

Where Atoms Meet: ALD/ALE 2018

Shelly Miyasato, Ph.D. | July 23, 2018

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One of the most important conferences for the atomic layer processing community, the AVS 18th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition featuring the 5th International …

9 “Beyond Smart” Things Heard at SEMICON West 2018

Lam Blog Staff | July 16, 2018

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Now that our time at SEMICON West 2018 is over, we’d like to reflect on some of the sound-bites overheard last week. As always, the …

Get Smart at SEMICON West 2018

Shelly Miyasato, Ph.D. | July 2, 2018

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The big ideas shaping the world will be in the spotlight at SEMICON West, a premier microelectronics industry tradeshow. Held this year on July 11-13 …

Lam Core Values Continue to Drive Social Responsibility

Chris Schwarz | June 25, 2018

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Lam’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report for 2017 highlights our commitment to sustainable and ethical change in the world. In his letter below, CEO Martin …

Celebrating the Copper Revolution’s 20th Anniversary

Shelly Miyasato, Ph.D. | June 21, 2018

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This month, copper interconnects turned 20. That’s probably something like 200 in “technology years” considering the pace of innovation today. Yet even after 20 years …

Semiconductors in Automotive

Kris Kendall | June 11, 2018

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It was more than 130 years ago in 1885 when Gottlieb Daimler invented the first prototype for the modern gas engine, and in 1886 Karl …

Industry 4.0: The Smart Industrial Revolution

Shelly Miyasato, Ph.D. | June 4, 2018

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As consumers, we see evidence of the Internet of Things (IoT) all around us. A growing number of everyday objects in our homes and cars …

Tech Takes on Food Allergies

Kris Kendall | May 29, 2018

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From breakfast meetings to takeout or holiday potlucks to celebratory dinners, many of us take the ability to eat what we like, when we like, …

Lam Research Jumps Up the Fortune 500 Ranking

Kerry Farrell | May 21, 2018

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Lam Research has been included among the top 10 companies that have made the biggest jump on the 2018 Fortune 500, Fortune Magazine’s annual list …

Think Smart, Make Smart at SEMICON Southeast Asia

Clara Cheang | May 14, 2018

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Industry advancements and novel transformations in semiconductors will be addressed at SEMICON Southeast Asia 2018 from May 22-24 at the new Malaysia International Trade & …

Lam Research Manufacturing Korea Plays a Key Role

Joanne Lee | May 7, 2018

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Corporate, Life at Lam

Based in Osan, Gyeonggi-do, Lam Research Manufacturing Korea is one of our four manufacturing facilities around the globe and plays a critical role in supporting …

Silicon Snack: Brushing Up on Art Restoration

Elizabeth Pavel, Ph.D. | April 30, 2018

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Whether or not you know the difference between an Italian Caravaggio and a Jackson Pollock painting, you’ve likely visited a museum or old church at …

Lam Employees Run with Their Hearts and Soles

Christie Valdez | April 23, 2018

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Teaching children good health and fitness habits is a gift that will set them on a path for success all throughout their lives. That’s why …

Tech Brief: ABCs of New Memory

Alex Yoon, Ph.D. | April 16, 2018

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From PCRAM and MRAM to RRAM and more, there’s a whole new alphabet soup of memory technologies making their way to the fab. Fueling this …

Tech Powering Renewable Energy

Deborah Hong | April 9, 2018

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Fields of wind turbines and homes with shiny solar panels on their roofs have become part of the natural landscape in many areas today, but …

Tech Meets Engineering in Formula One Motor Racing

Elizabeth Pavel, Ph.D. | April 2, 2018

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Among the hot topics in our industry today, connectivity and big data analytics provide wide-ranging application possibilities, so it’s no surprise to find their use …

2017 Giving Back by the Numbers

Christie Valdez | March 26, 2018

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As one of the world’s largest suppliers of chipmaking equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, Lam is a fundamental enabler of the silicon used …

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