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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 …

New Products Enable Inflections for Advanced Devices

July 13, 2015

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Deposition and etch processes play vital roles in enabling technology inflections like multiple patterning and 3D structures that are used to create smaller, faster, and …

University of Texas and Lam Collaboration Accelerates Learning

July 6, 2015

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The semiconductor business is moving at an increasingly fast pace, and the need to develop new technologies for future chip generations is driving advanced research. …

Lam Presentations at SEMICON West 2015

June 29, 2015

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What does the future look like for semiconductor technology? For a peek at what’s on the horizon, head to SEMICON® West, the annual tradeshow held …

Every Atom Matters at These Conferences

June 15, 2015

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Experts in the atomic-scale processing community will soon assemble at the AVS ALD 2015 Conference and the ALE Workshop to share advances in fundamental understanding …

Tastes of ALE: New Articles on Atomic Layer Etching

June 1, 2015

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Interest in atomic layer etching (ALE) is intensifying as it emerges as an enabling technique for advanced etch applications. As features on a chip continue …

Collaboration Leads to Promising New Metallization Approach

May 19, 2015

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Joint research in the semiconductor industry often drives innovative solutions for future technology nodes and is particularly valuable for exploring options several generations – and …

Etch Performance Plus Productivity – Enabling Advanced Memory Manufacturing

May 13, 2015

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As manufacturers move to high-volume production for 3D NAND and advanced DRAM, chips must be fabricated quickly with repeatable results for every device on every …

Connect with Interconnect Experts at IITC/MAM

May 11, 2015

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Lam is gearing up for a number of exciting activities at an upcoming joint conference on interconnects, metallization, and 3D integration. The IEEE International Interconnect …

Success at 10 nm – What Will It Take?

April 13, 2015

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Achieving incredibly small dimensions for next-generation chips will involve new technologies with more stringent specifications. For one thing, greater control of process variability will be …

Tech Brief: Multiple Patterning Makes Miniaturization Possible

March 23, 2015

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Have you ever wondered how everyday electronics, like smartphones and tablets, pack so much functionality into such relatively small and lightweight packages? If so, here’s …

Spotlight on Patterning at SPIE Symposium

February 9, 2015

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Advanced patterning and atomic-scale processing will be the focus of an upcoming conference on nanopatterning during this year’s SPIE Advanced Lithography Symposium (February 22–26, San …

New Article Highlights IoT Challenges and Opportunities

January 26, 2015

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The coming “Internet of Things,” or IoT, holds promise to create a new world of extreme connectivity along with a host of exciting new technology …

Top Five Blog Articles of 2014

January 5, 2015

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With the new year underway, we wanted to highlight some our most popular blog articles from 2014 – just in case you missed them. From …

The Value of Used Equipment from OEMs

November 10, 2014

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The secondary equipment market is becoming more prevalent in today’s semiconductor manufacturing supply chain. Strong demand for older-model (“legacy”) tools continues to increase as chipmakers …

A Plasma State of Mind – Upcoming Conference Presentations

October 29, 2014

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Plasma processing takes center stage every fall at the Gaseous Electronics Conference (GEC) and the AVS International Symposium. These conferences bring together experts from the …