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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 recognized as members of the club—Silicon Valley, Silicon Beach, Silicon Forest and so on. Silicon wafers are fundamental in manufacturing the electronic “chips” that pervade almost every aspect of our lives. New applications in IoT, wearable and mobile devices, self-driving cars, cloud computing, 5G communication networks, and more, practically guarantee that demand for wafers will continue to grow at an accelerating rate.

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 …

Industry 4.0: The Smart Industrial Revolution

June 4, 2018

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As consumers, we see evidence of the Internet of Things (IoT) all around us. A growing number of everyday objects in our homes and cars …

Tech Takes on Food Allergies

May 29, 2018

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From breakfast meetings to takeout or holiday potlucks to celebratory dinners, many of us take the ability to eat what we like, when we like, …

Silicon Snack: Brushing Up on Art Restoration

April 30, 2018

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Whether or not you know the difference between an Italian Caravaggio and a Jackson Pollock painting, you’ve likely visited a museum or old church at …

Tech Brief: ABCs of New Memory

April 16, 2018

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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 …

Tech Powering Renewable Energy

April 9, 2018

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Fields of wind turbines and homes with shiny solar panels on their roofs have become part of the natural landscape in many areas today, but …

Tech Meets Engineering in Formula One Motor Racing

April 2, 2018

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Among the hot topics in our industry today, connectivity and big data analytics provide wide-ranging application possibilities, so it’s no surprise to find their use …

Silicon Snack: New World of Possibilities Delivered with Drones

March 19, 2018

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Once the domain of the military and hobbyists, the market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, now encompasses a wide range of commercial applications …

Supporting Increased Demand for Automotive Semiconductors

February 26, 2018

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Looking ahead into the new year in technology often proves quite interesting and educational. For 2018, one well-established market – automotive – is gaining the …

Semiconductors in Data Storage

January 29, 2018

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According to IBM, we send 294 billion emails, post more than 230 million tweets, and conduct over a billion Google searches every day, while trillions …

Tech Brief: Much Ado About Memory

January 16, 2018

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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 …

Understanding the Realities of AR and VR in Asia Pacific

January 8, 2018

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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 …