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Thinking About Artificial Intelligence

March 23, 2020

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It’s pretty hard to talk about technology today without artificial intelligence, or AI, entering into the conversation. It seems to be everywhere… and growing. Businesses are using it to operate more efficiently, it’s resulting in safer and more useful products, and it has the promise of allowing us to personalize our worlds as devices learn our preferences.

CTO Perspective on a Data Driven World

March 16, 2020

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Lam Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Richard A. Gottscho, gave a keynote at the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS), the annual executive conference …

Silicon Snack: AR/VR Changing How We Learn

March 2, 2020

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Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have unlocked incredible possibilities in education – bringing tomorrow’s technology into today’s learning. The influence of AR and …

2019 Blog Review: Top Posts of the Year

January 6, 2020

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2019 was quite a year for the Lam Blog. From sharing an inside peek at our favorite day of the year, Bring Our Children to …

Leveraging 300 mm Technologies at 200 mm for IoT and Automotive

December 16, 2019

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The IoT and automotive markets use devices fabricated at a wide range of technology nodes. Taking advances made at 300 mm and applying them via …

Happy 150th Birthday to the Periodic Table

December 5, 2019

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For those of us in the semiconductor industry, the periodic table is more than just a poster on a science classroom wall: it’s a valuable …

Nanoscale Features through Atomic Scale Processing

November 18, 2019

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Atomic layer etching and deposition processes offer atomic scale control through the use of self-limiting reactions. Yang Pan, corporate vice president of advanced technology development, …

Tech Brief: Scaling Down and Up

September 16, 2019

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You don’t have to look very far in the semiconductor world before you see the word “scaling.” Perhaps you read an industry news article headline …

Executive Perspective: Accelerating Innovation, Enhancing the Value of Data

September 3, 2019

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At an industry and investor event held during the August 2019 Flash Memory Summit, Lam management made the case for why semiconductor innovation needs to …

Controlling Variability and Cost at 3 nm and Beyond

June 10, 2019

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Richard Gottscho, executive vice president and CTO of Lam Research, sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to talk about how to utilize more data from sensors in …

Buzzwords Heard in Our Labs

June 3, 2019

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Every industry has its unique lingo and the semiconductor industry is no different. Here, chips mean something a little different from our favorite snack and …

Silicon – Wafers and More

March 25, 2019

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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 …

Smart Cars Drive 200 mm Fabs

March 18, 2019

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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 …

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

February 25, 2019

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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 …

8 Must-Read Articles from 2018

January 2, 2019

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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 …

60 Years of Integration

September 17, 2018

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This month, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the integrated circuit (IC). On September 12, 1958, Jack Kilby produced a circuit containing both active and …

A Sunny Outlook for Weather Forecasting

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 …

9 “Beyond Smart” Things Heard at SEMICON West 2018

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 …

Celebrating the Copper Revolution’s 20th Anniversary

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

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 …