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Silicon Snack: Precision Farming Fueled by Big Data

Lam Blog Staff | July 15, 2019, Technology
Food security is a growing concern. With the world's population forecast to increase from 7.6 billion in 2017 to 9.8 billion by 2050, it's estimated that an additional billion metric tons of cereal and 200 million metric tons of meat will be needed annually to satisfy demand. Meanwhile, available arable land is predicted to expand by 5 percent over the same period, while water scarcity is also a concern, in part due to the expanding population. Farmers face unprecedented pressure to reduce waste and costs and increase yields. Sensors and data are enabling new precision farming techniques to help address this complex challenge.

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Lam Research Manufacturing Korea Plays a Key Role

Joanne Lee | May 7, 2018

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Based in Osan, Gyeonggi-do, Lam Research Manufacturing Korea is one of our four manufacturing facilities around the globe and plays a critical role in supporting …

Silicon Snack: Brushing Up on Art Restoration

Elizabeth Pavel, Ph.D. | April 30, 2018

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Whether or not you know the difference between an Italian Caravaggio and a Jackson Pollock painting, you’ve likely visited a museum or old church at …

Lam Employees Run with Their Hearts and Soles

Christie Valdez | April 23, 2018

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Teaching children good health and fitness habits is a gift that will set them on a path for success all throughout their lives. That’s why …

Tech Brief: ABCs of New Memory

Alex Yoon, Ph.D. | April 16, 2018

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From PCRAM and MRAM to RRAM and more, there’s a whole new alphabet soup of memory technologies making their way to the fab. Fueling this …

Tech Powering Renewable Energy

Deborah Hong | April 9, 2018

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Fields of wind turbines and homes with shiny solar panels on their roofs have become part of the natural landscape in many areas today, but …

Tech Meets Engineering in Formula One Motor Racing

Elizabeth Pavel, Ph.D. | April 2, 2018

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Among the hot topics in our industry today, connectivity and big data analytics provide wide-ranging application possibilities, so it’s no surprise to find their use …

2017 Giving Back by the Numbers

Christie Valdez | March 26, 2018

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As one of the world’s largest suppliers of chipmaking equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, Lam is a fundamental enabler of the silicon used …

Silicon Snack: New World of Possibilities Delivered with Drones

Kris Kendall | March 19, 2018

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Once the domain of the military and hobbyists, the market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, now encompasses a wide range of commercial applications …

Lam Receives 2017 Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

Lam Blog Staff | March 7, 2018

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Lam Research has been as a recipient of a 2017 Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award. The PQS award recognizes companies like Lam that Intel believes have relentlessly pursued excellence and conducted business with resolute professionalism. 

Innovation Abounds at SEMICON China 2018

Hui-Yun Chen | March 5, 2018

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As one of the semiconductor industry’s largest annual tradeshow, SEMICON China is a great place to connect, collaborate, and innovate with the region’s growing chipmaking …

Supporting Increased Demand for Automotive Semiconductors

Lam Blog Staff | February 26, 2018

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Looking ahead into the new year in technology often proves quite interesting and educational. For 2018, one well-established market – automotive – is gaining the …

Patterning and Lithography Experts Convene at SPIE Symposium

Kris Kendall | February 20, 2018

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Continuing to make device components ever smaller and closely packed together is one of the challenges faced by the advanced patterning community every day. From …

Looking Ahead to the Year of the Earth Dog

Hui-Yun Chen | February 12, 2018

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As the lunar new year begins on February 16, we join in with friends around the globe to celebrate its arrival. On the Asian Zodiac …

Lam Intern and New Grad Programs Help Jumpstart Careers

Dana Gharda | February 5, 2018

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For many years, Lam’s internship and new graduate programs have provided up-and-coming young professionals with hands-on workplace experiences not possible in the classroom. Working in …

Semiconductors in Data Storage

Kris Kendall | January 29, 2018

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According to IBM, we send 294 billion emails, post more than 230 million tweets, and conduct over a billion Google searches every day, while trillions …

Connect, Collaborate, and Innovate at SEMICON Korea

Hui-Yun Chen | January 22, 2018

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For more than thirty years, SEMICON Korea has been known as one of the largest semiconductor shows in the Korean semiconductor industry. This premier event …

Tech Brief: Much Ado About Memory

Alex Yoon, Ph.D. | January 16, 2018

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New semiconductor applications are ever changing and improving our lives, from new smartphones and wearables to healthcare, factory automation, and artificial intelligence. The humble memory …

Understanding the Realities of AR and VR in Asia Pacific

Hui-Yun Chen | January 8, 2018

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Who hasn’t heard of Pokémon GO? Since its launch in 2016, the mobile augmented reality (AR) game has exploded in popularity worldwide. More importantly, it …

Lucky 7: Seven Blog Favorites from 2017

Lam Blog Staff | January 2, 2018

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Welcome back to the Lam Blog. We hope you had a happy and prosperous holiday season. As a prelude to what you can expect in …

Best Wishes for the Holiday Season

Lam Blog Staff | December 14, 2017

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As we start to wind down 2017, all of us at Lam would like to take this opportunity to wish our friends, colleagues, customers, and …