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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 …

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 …

Our Favorite Articles from 2020

January 4, 2021

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To kick-off the new year, we thought we’d share some of our favorite stories from 2020. While not exhaustive, this short list features articles that …

Electronics Packaging Technology Conference Goes Virtual

November 25, 2020

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The 22nd Electronics Packaging Technology Conference (EPTC) is going virtual this year. The flagship event of the IEEE Electronics Packaging Society (EPS) in Region 10 …

Powering the Future of Finance with Chip Technology

November 23, 2020

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The movement of money has undergone substantial changes over the years. With the advent of financial technology, or FinTech, the financial services industry has transformed. …

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, …