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10 Fun Facts About Semiconductors

October 5, 2020

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Semiconductors can be considered as one of the most important inventions of all time. They are foundational to our ability to connect with each other; …

Silicon Snack: Software Update – Installing Smart Tech in Cities

September 28, 2020

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Cities around the globe are experiencing software updates – swapping out antiquated data collection techniques for new technological initiatives to promote efficiency, transparency, and sustainability. …

CIS: The Muscle Behind the Proliferation of Cameras

July 29, 2020

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CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) technology has changed the way we interact with our devices and is expected to see significant growth in the market in …

Lam at Virtual SEMICON West

July 6, 2020

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The semiconductor industry’s flagship event, SEMICON West, is going virtual this year. Celebrating its 50th year, the show promises a full exhibition experience, featuring high level keynotes, exhibits, and networking …

Technology in Medicine Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

June 22, 2020

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The medical space is constantly improving – experimenting and innovating to arrive at the most cutting-edge procedures. The past few decades have seen unprecedented advancements …

One-on-One with Lam CTO Rick Gottscho: Challenges in Stacking, Shrinking, and Inspecting Next-Gen Chips

May 28, 2020

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Lam Chief Technology Officer Rick Gottscho sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to share his insights on memory and equipment scaling, new market demands, and changes …

Silicon Snack: eSports Are Taking the Field

May 4, 2020

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In 2019, 98.2 million viewers tuned in to watch the Superbowl, hailing the event as the “most viewed broadcast in America.” In recent years, a …

Inside the Mysterious World of Plasma: A Process Engineer’s Perspective

April 27, 2020

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Have you ever seen a lightning bolt? What about the northern lights or a neon sign? These things are made of plasma, the fourth state …

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 …

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 …