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Chipmakers Achieve Higher Equipment Availability with Lam’s WCO

| June 21, 2021, Technology
“What is wet, but dry?” might sound like a riddle, and the answer for plasma process tools are “wet cleans,” an important type of preventative maintenance. The term “wet clean” comes from the early days of the industry when preventative maintenance meant disassembling the reaction chamber, submerging the quartz parts in acids, rinsing, drying and then reassembling the chamber. In today’s high precision maintenance for process tools the only wet chemistry usually used is a lint-free wipe, moistened with deionized-water, but the name persists. So, maintenance is called “wet,” but is actually “dry.” 

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Lam Announces Sustainability-Linked Revolving Credit Facility

| June 21, 2021

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In today’s press release below, Lam announced that it has closed a $1.5 billion sustainability-linked revolving credit facility, further embedding environmental, social, and governance (ESG)…

ALD/ALE 2021 to Showcase Atomic-Scale Processing

| June 14, 2021

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Chip features continue to shrink to incredibly small dimensions and different device architectures are being devised to supply consumers with more powerful electronics. Atomic layer deposition (ALD) and atomic …

The Four Pillars of Lam Equipment Intelligence®

| June 7, 2021

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The pervasive use of technology has brought about a tremendous growth in data as well as an explosion in scaling and complexity of integrated circuits. …

Lam Climbs Up the Fortune 500

| June 4, 2021

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Lam climbed 27 spots to #304 on the Fortune 500, a ranking of the largest U.S. companies by revenue. Despite the many challenges the COVID-19 pandemic presented, our employees’ ongoing …

Happy Golden Anniversary to the Microprocessor

| June 1, 2021

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We take microprocessors for granted. Most people who aren’t deeply involved in technology may have no idea all of the places where a microprocessor shows …

Lam Participation at ECS Spring Meeting

| May 24, 2021

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Engineers, scientists, and industry professionals will attend the 239th Electrochemistry Society (ECS) Meeting and the 18th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors (IMCS), held May 30 to June …

Tapping into the Heart of Lam with Employee Resource Groups

| May 17, 2021

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For over 40 years, Lam’s mission has been to advance the technology that advances the world. And in doing so, we have built a workforce …

Lam Silicon Parts Drive Memory Success

| May 10, 2021

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Silicon chip manufacturing has always included etching as a critical processing step. But, increasingly, extremely high-aspect-ratio etching has been needed for 3D flash and DRAM chips, …

Lam Commits $1 Million to Battle Against COVID-19 in India

| May 3, 2021

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The COVID-19 headlines we see coming out of India are heart wrenching. I know that we are all thinking of our colleagues, friends, and family …

The Next Generation of Wireless Technology

| April 26, 2021

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The excitement around the rollout of 5G technology could not be more palpable. We see this next-generation technology in news headlines and commercials, with promises to usher in the …

Getting Creative to Solve Environmental Challenges

| April 22, 2021

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This week marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, a time to celebrate the environmental initiatives underway in our offices across the world, as well…

Quell Your Cabin Fever with the Virtual Heart & Soles Run

| April 12, 2021

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When children eat better, they learn better. That was the driving force behind the Lam Research Heart & Soles run at its inception back in…

Beyond the Internship

| April 5, 2021

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Every year, we welcome hundreds of interns to our global locations to help us engineer breakthroughs in the semiconductor industry. Many of these interns have…

Lam Research Earns Intel’s 2020 Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) Award

| March 30, 2021

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Lam is proud to announce that it has earned the exclusive Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) Award with distinguished performance in supplier diversity for 2020.

Together, We Gave: COVID-19 Outreach

| March 24, 2021

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It’s hard to believe more than a year has passed since we first became aware of COVID-19 and the global pandemic. Since then, Lam…

Lam Stands with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

| March 19, 2021

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In addition to our commitment to stand in solidarity with the AAPI community, we would also like to show our support by donating $1M to…

Celebrating Math’s Most Famous Number

| March 12, 2021

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March 14th has become an annual day of celebration around the world, particularly among those in the technology and engineering communities, as the date is…

Lam Connects to the World’s Fastest Growing Microelectronics Market at SEMICON China

| March 8, 2021

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SEMICON China will connect technologists to the world’s fastest growing and most dynamic microelectronics market. Held at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC) on…

Why New Photoresist Technology Is Critical

| March 1, 2021

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As chipmakers move to advanced technology nodes, they are challenged to resolve ever finer features. One of the major roadblocks involves the material used to…