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Silicon – Wafers and More

Steve Proia | March 25, 2019, Industry, Technology
More than most industries, ours is identified with a single element, silicon. Consider the self-adopted naming conventions of all the places that want to be recognized as members of the club—Silicon Valley, Silicon Beach, Silicon Forest and so on. Silicon wafers are fundamental in manufacturing the electronic “chips” that pervade almost every aspect of our lives. New applications in IoT, wearable and mobile devices, self-driving cars, cloud computing, 5G communication networks, and more, practically guarantee that demand for wafers will continue to grow at an accelerating rate.

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Smart Cars Drive 200 mm Fabs

Lam Blog Staff | March 18, 2019

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Industry, Technology

New sensing and actuating technologies for cars are introducing a new generation of 200 mm tools. Michelle Bourke, strategic marketing director in the customer support …

Everyday Uses of π

Lam Blog Staff | March 11, 2019

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Corporate

Well, it’s almost Pi (π) Day again! And once more, we find reasons to celebrate that most interesting number on March 14. Most of us …

Innovation Abounds at SEMICON China 2019

Yan Hu | March 4, 2019

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Technology

At this year’s SEMICON China, industry leaders from around the globe will come together for this fast-growing and dynamic microelectronics market to view products, technologies …

Silicon Snack: Pilotless Passenger Jets More than a Blue-Sky Idea

Shelly Miyasato, Ph.D. | February 25, 2019

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Industry

Sensing technology, computing, and artificial intelligence (AI) are revolutionizing the skies. In recent years, the military has been applying drone technology to pave the way …

Engineering the Future at Lam

Dana Gharda | February 19, 2019

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Life at Lam

At Lam, we see our interns as future leaders and we’ve designed programs to prepare them for that responsibility. By networking with big thinkers who …

SPIE Symposium Shines Spotlight on Patterning

Shelly Miyasato, Ph.D. | February 11, 2019

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The SPIE Advanced Lithography symposium brings together leaders across the semiconductor industry to discuss the latest challenges in lithography and patterning. Held at the San …

Celebrating the Year of the Pig

Lam Blog Staff | February 4, 2019

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This week marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year and the “Year of the Pig.” In the spirit of this event, we’d like to …

Lam Employees Deliver Joy Across the Globe

Christie Valdez | January 28, 2019

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Community

Employees at Lam are always eager to spread cheer and deliver joy to their communities, particularly around the holidays. This holiday season, as part of …

ALD Tungsten Solves Capacity Challenges in 3D NAND Device Manufacturing

Bill Lee | January 22, 2019

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Technology

Our increasingly connected and ever “smarter” world generates increasing amounts of data, putting pressure on manufacturers who face new technical challenges in delivering the increasing …

Smart Starts at SEMICON Korea

Joanne Lee | January 10, 2019

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Technology

As one of the largest tradeshows and exhibitions in the region, SEMICON Korea brings together the best and the brightest of the semiconductor industry. Held …

8 Must-Read Articles from 2018

Lam Blog Staff | January 2, 2019

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Industry, Technology

Welcome back to the Lam Blog! To help start the new year, we want to share some of our favorite stories from 2018. Some of …

Happy Holidays from All of Us at Lam

Lam Blog Staff | December 13, 2018

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Wishing you every happiness this holiday season and throughout the coming year. We appreciate your readership and look forward to connecting with you again when …

Childhood Tech Across the Generations

Yan Hu | December 10, 2018

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Technology

Parents sharing stories about their childhoods and the miles of snow they had to walk through to get to school is not a new pastime. …

Supporting Future Engineers through Robotics

Frances Huang | December 3, 2018

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Robotics is the next technological revolution. Fiber optics, cables, and chips are shaping and directing our future. Here, we review some robotic milestones and take …

Electronics Packaging Experts Heading to EPTC

Clara Cheang | November 26, 2018

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The Electronics Packaging Technology Conference (EPTC 2018), an international event organized by the IEEE Reliability/CPMT/ED Singapore Chapter, will be held December 4–7 at the Resorts …

Semiconductors Drive Smart at SEMICON Europa 2018

Kris Kendall | November 12, 2018

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From November 13-16, the annual SEMICON Europa tradeshow will be at Messe München in Munich, Germany. Tens of thousands of highly influential industry attendees from …

7 Transition Tips from Military Veterans at Lam

Libra White | November 8, 2018

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Life at Lam

The skill set and can-do mentality veterans bring to a corporation is undeniable. They are often the lifeblood of the organizations they join, bringing their …

Not Going by the Book: Tech Transforms Libraries

Shelly Miyasato, Ph.D. | October 29, 2018

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For hundreds of years, libraries have assembled and provided access to major written collections, serving as vital centers for those who thirst for knowledge. More …

Energizing a New Wave of Manufacturers

Kelly Lymberopoulos | October 22, 2018

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Community, Life at Lam

Lam Research joined thousands of manufacturers across the United States in early October for National Manufacturing Day. To do our part in this national celebration, …