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8 Must-Read Articles from 2018

January 2, 2019

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 these articles highlight the driving forces in our industry, such as AR/VR and robotics; others showcase aspects of our company, including our manufacturing capability in Korea and our family events. Also on the list are articles published in our popular tech brief series. We hope you’ll take a few moments to read (or re-read) our 2018 top picks.

Tech Brief: Elements of Electroplating

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… Read More »

Understanding the Realities of AR and VR in Asia Pacific

Who hasn’t heard of Pokémon GO? Since its launch in 2016, the mobile augmented reality (AR) game has exploded in popularity worldwide. More importantly, it has been attributed to being the single global social phenomenon that catapulted the concept of AR and virtual reality (VR) into mainstream attention… Read More » 

Celebrating the Copper Revolution’s 20th Anniversary

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 of advances in chipmaking technology, the copper revolution is still considered one of the most significant inflections the industry has ever seen… Read More »

Tech Brief: Much Ado About Memory

New semiconductor applications are ever changing and improving our lives, from new smartphones and wearables to healthcare, factory automation, and artificial intelligence. The humble memory chip working in the background plays a critical role in enabling these technologies. For example, that awesome picture you just took would be lost forever without memory. Read More »

Keeping It in the Family

Children took over some key areas of our operations this summer during family days. Youngsters could be seen roaming the halls, working in labs, spinning in office chairs, and learning their way around the office. Catch a glimpse of the four family celebrations below.  Read More »

Lam Research Manufacturing Korea Plays a Key Role

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 our global production needs. Since its establishment in 2011, the site’s output has been growing substantially due to its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and production capabilities… Read More »

Tech Brief: ABCs of New Memory

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 development are technology advances in gaming and mobile products and the growth of cloud computing – important applications that are stretching the capabilities of today’s mainstream memory technologies… Read More »

Supporting Future Engineers through Robotics

Robotics is the next technological revolution. Fiber optics, cables, and chips are shaping and directing our future. Here, we review some robotics milestones and take a peek into Lam’s commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education and robotics philanthropic activities… Read More »

 

 

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