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Silicon Snack: Precision Farming Fueled by Big Data

July 15, 2019

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Food security is a growing concern. With the world’s population forecast to increase from 7.6 billion in 2017 to 9.8 billion by 2050, it’s estimated that an additional billion metric tons of cereal and 200 million metric tons of meat will be needed annually to satisfy demand. Meanwhile, available arable land is predicted to expand by 5 percent over the same period, while water scarcity is also a concern, in part due to the expanding population. Farmers face unprecedented pressure to reduce waste and costs and increase yields. Sensors and data are enabling new precision farming techniques to help address this complex challenge.

Atomic-Scale Process Experts Head to ALD/ALE 2019

July 8, 2019

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The AVS 19th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2019) featuring the 6th International Atomic Layer Etching Workshop (ALE 2019) will take place Sunday, …

Beyond Smart Insight, Innovations and Intelligence at SEMICON West 2019

June 24, 2019

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Gain insights, innovations, and intelligence in San Francisco this July 9-11 at the annual SEMICON West tradeshow. Industry leaders from around the world will gather …

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 …

Electrochemistry on Stage at ECS Spring Meeting

May 13, 2019

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Electrochemistry and solid state science and technology will be featured at the 235th ECS Meeting, to be held May 26–30 in Dallas, Texas. Over the …

Weighing Wafers Simplifies Metrology

May 6, 2019

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Building semiconductors is an incredibly exacting process, with critical dimensions posing significant equipment challenges – and with the possibility that small process excursions can cause …

SEMICON Southeast Asia Welcomes Industry Leaders to Kuala Lumpur

April 29, 2019

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On May 7, 2019, semiconductor leaders and industry experts from around the world will convene at the Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre (MITEC) in …

New Industry Benchmark Set for Etch Productivity

April 24, 2019

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Addressing a need for self-maintaining semiconductor equipment, Lam has developed an etch productivity solution that extends the mean time between cleans (MTBC), a major limiter …

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 …

Innovation Abounds at SEMICON China 2019

March 4, 2019

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At this year’s SEMICON China, industry leaders from around the globe will come together for this fast-growing and dynamic microelectronics market to view products, technologies …

SPIE Symposium Shines Spotlight on Patterning

February 11, 2019

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The SPIE Advanced Lithography symposium brings together leaders across the semiconductor industry to discuss the latest challenges in lithography and patterning. Held at the San …

ALD Tungsten Solves Capacity Challenges in 3D NAND Device Manufacturing

January 22, 2019

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Our increasingly connected and ever “smarter” world generates increasing amounts of data, putting pressure on manufacturers who face new technical challenges in delivering the increasing …

Smart Starts at SEMICON Korea

January 10, 2019

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As one of the largest tradeshows and exhibitions in the region, SEMICON Korea brings together the best and the brightest of the semiconductor industry. Held …

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 …

Childhood Tech Across the Generations

December 10, 2018

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Parents sharing stories about their childhoods and the miles of snow they had to walk through to get to school is not a new pastime. …

Supporting Future Engineers through Robotics

December 3, 2018

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Robotics is the next technological revolution. Fiber optics, cables, and chips are shaping and directing our future. Here, we review some robotic milestones and take …

Electronics Packaging Experts Heading to EPTC

November 26, 2018

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The Electronics Packaging Technology Conference (EPTC 2018), an international event organized by the IEEE Reliability/CPMT/ED Singapore Chapter, will be held December 4–7 at the Resorts …

Semiconductors Drive Smart at SEMICON Europa 2018

November 12, 2018

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From November 13-16, the annual SEMICON Europa tradeshow will be at Messe München in Munich, Germany. Tens of thousands of highly influential industry attendees from …

Not Going by the Book: Tech Transforms Libraries

October 29, 2018

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For hundreds of years, libraries have assembled and provided access to major written collections, serving as vital centers for those who thirst for knowledge. More …