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SEMICON Taiwan to Focus on Industry Future

August 29, 2016

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The semiconductor manufacturing community is gearing up for SEMICON Taiwan, the largest microelectronics event in Taiwan, which is expected to attract more than 40,000 visitors …

Innovative Tungsten ALD Process Provides Pathway to New Memory Chip Production

August 9, 2016

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Addressing critical needs for next-generation 3D NAND and DRAM devices, Lam has developed the industry’s first all-atomic layer deposition (ALD) low-fluorine tungsten (LFW) fill process …

Multipatterning Poses Process Challenges

August 1, 2016

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Multiple patterning is an innovative approach to scaling semiconductors, but it also poses significant challenges controlling process variations. Lam’s Rick Gottscho, executive vice president of …

ALD Conference and ALE Workshop Explore Nanoscale Processing

July 25, 2016

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Chip designs are changing. Features are shrinking to incredibly small dimensions and radically new device architectures are being devised to supply consumers with smaller, more …

Evolution of Uniformity Control: Looking Back and Peeking Ahead

July 18, 2016

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The semiconductor industry has long relied on the development of innovative device architectures and technologies to continue device scaling. Making these a reality in production, …

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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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 …