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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 …

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 …

Accelerating Success at SEDEX 2018

October 15, 2018

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The full semiconductor industry supply chain will be on display at the 20th Semiconductor Exhibition (SEDEX) at COEX in Seoul, Korea, October 24-26. The tradeshow …

Examine the IoT Era Up Close at the AVS Symposium

October 8, 2018

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The AVS 65th International Symposium and Exhibition begins on October 21st in beautiful Long Beach, California. Scientists, engineers, and industry leaders from around the globe …

Science and Technology Take AiMES in Cancun

September 24, 2018

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Starting on September 30, scientists, engineers, researchers, and industry professionals from around the globe will meet in Cancun, Mexico, at the Americas International Meeting on …

Atomic Layer Etching: Rethinking the Art of Etch

September 4, 2018

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Atomic layer etching (ALE) is one of the chipmaking processes that makes our data-driven world possible. After being confined to the laboratory for decades, ALE …

Connect, Collaborate, and Innovate at SEMICON Taiwan

August 27, 2018

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This fall, SEMICON Taiwan, the largest microelectronics event in Taiwan, will welcome more than 40,000 visitors from around the globe. Taking place September 5-7 at …

Tech Brief: Elements of Electroplating

August 13, 2018

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Electroplating is a common manufacturing process that applies a thin layer of one metal onto another. The U.S. penny, for example, has been made of …

Where Atoms Meet: ALD/ALE 2018

July 23, 2018

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One of the most important conferences for the atomic layer processing community, the AVS 18th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition featuring the 5th International …

Get Smart at SEMICON West 2018

July 2, 2018

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The big ideas shaping the world will be in the spotlight at SEMICON West, a premier microelectronics industry tradeshow. Held this year on July 11-13 …