Beijing, China — The award ceremony for the 2015 Lam Research Tsinghua University thesis awards was recently held at Tsinghua University in China. Martin Anstice, president and CEO of Lam Research, attended the ceremony and presented the awards to 17 students for their outstanding theses.
“We believe that the development of the semiconductor industry in China could not be achieved without student talent, so for that reason, Lam Research chose to build collaborative relationships with the top Chinese universities in the field of semiconductor engineering through sponsoring academic awards and donating equipment,” said Martin Anstice. “We wish to encourage students in these universities to dedicate themselves to the research of semiconductor technology, thus helping the industry to grow in China.”
The Lam Research Tsinghua University Thesis Award program was founded in 2013. It is given annually to drive and raise enthusiasm for the semiconductor industry among college students. To date, a total of 51 students have received this Lam award.
Lam Research has long been dedicated to supporting universities worldwide to conduct research related to semiconductor technologies. In China, Lam is engaged with some of the most prestigious universities – including Tsinghua University, Fudan University, Harbin Institute of Technology, and Xi’an Jiaotong University – to enhance student achievement through combining resources from the company and the universities. Thus far, Lam has provided nearly $1 million to eight major universities, donated three tools, and funded 12 scholarships as well as one research project.
“China is now putting significant funding and effort behind new policies relating to the development of the semiconductor industry, and university students focused on semiconductors will be one of the most valuable assets for the growth of the industry. Lam Research will continue to support the cultivation of innovation and student talent, thus propelling the development of the semiconductor industry in China,” Martin Anstice concluded.