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Test Your Knowledge of Semiconductor Terms

July 11, 2016

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The semiconductor industry uses so many unique terms, it practically has its own language. To keep up on the latest developments, knowing that “language” can …

SEMICON West Explores Latest Technologies and Trends

June 27, 2016

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What’s left after the relatively easy semiconductor manufacturing issues have been solved? The wicked hard problems – including things like scaling transistors down to 5 …

Perspectives on Advanced Interconnect Developments

June 20, 2016

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Industry experts came together recently to discuss some of the critical challenges facing interconnect scaling. As the number of transistors on advanced chips continues to …

One-on-One with Lam’s CTO – 3D NAND, Quantum Effects, and More

May 23, 2016

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Dave Hemker, CTO at Lam Research, sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to look at some of the key issues on the process and manufacturing side, …

IITC/AMC to Explore Advances in Interconnect Materials and Processing

May 16, 2016

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The continual scaling of device dimensions drives the need for ever smaller interconnects, the intricate wiring that links up to billions of individual components on …

Spotlight on Packaging and IoT at SEMICON Southeast Asia

April 25, 2016

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Building on its inaugural success last year, this year’s SEMICON Southeast Asia 2016 takes place April 26-28 at the SPICE Arena in Penang, Malaysia. Lam …

Tech Brief: Memory “Grows Up” with 3D NAND

April 11, 2016

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Since its introduction in the 1980s, NAND flash memory has radically changed how we store our digital data. Remember ordering duplicate photos when getting camera …

SEMICON China to Showcase Semiconductor Industry

March 4, 2016

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The global semiconductor industry will be heading to the Shanghai New International Expo Centre for this year’s SEMICON China, which takes place March 15-17. Held …

Tech Brief: The Role of Technology Inflections

February 29, 2016

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We often hear the word “inflection” used in the semiconductor industry, but what does it mean? In general, inflection refers to a point of change. …

Latest Developments in Advanced Lithography on Stage at SPIE Symposium

February 15, 2016

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Is Moore’s Law still on track? Can transistors, already more than a thousand times smaller than a grain of sand, continue to get even smaller? …

A Sense of Scale: How Small Is Small?

February 1, 2016

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One of the most astounding aspects of semiconductor chips is their incredibly small scale. Practically measured in atoms, some feature dimensions are on the order …

Looking Ahead to 2016

January 18, 2016

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With the new year underway, you may be wondering what lies ahead for the semiconductor world. Once again, Solid State Technology has checked in with …

Journal Papers Showcase Research at Lam

January 11, 2016

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From materials research to plasma fundamentals, Lam’s technologists are contributing to practical and theoretical developments in their fields. One way they help advance technology and …

Heading to the 2015 AVS Symposium

October 12, 2015

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Each autumn, scientists and engineers from around the globe look forward to discussing the latest advances in materials, surfaces, interfaces, and processing at the week-long …

A 35-Year Perspective – Lam’s Technologies

October 5, 2015

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Corporate, Technology

Since first opening our doors in 1980, we have significantly expanded the markets and applications that our products and technologies serve. In this final article …

Cool Chemistry on Stage at ECS Fall Meeting

September 28, 2015

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What do thin film deposition, plasma etch, and wafer cleaning have in common? They all involve cutting-edge chemistry and they will all be on stage …

A Glimpse Into the World of Engineers

September 8, 2015

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Life at Lam, Technology

Remember the curiosity you had about your first science experiment in school? Engineers feel that same excitement in their jobs every day at Lam – …

SEMICON Taiwan to Explore IoT, 3D, and “Moore”

August 24, 2015

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of SEMICON Taiwan, the premier event in Taiwan for semiconductor manufacturing. With its large global fab capacity, Taiwan is …

Chip Industry’s Unprecedented Pace of Innovation

August 17, 2015

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No other industry even comes close to the extraordinary rate of technology advancement that takes place in the semiconductor industry. Without this pace of innovation, …

Etch Milestone Highlights Advanced Variability Control

July 13, 2015

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To create smaller and denser features for advanced devices, chipmakers are turning to multiple patterning techniques. Because these are multi-step processes, managing variability is critical …