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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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Silicon Snack: On the Ball with Sports Tech

Kris Kendall | December 11, 2017

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“You cannot be serious!” On June 22, 1981, on Wimbledon No. 1 Court, John McEnroe, former tennis champion and 1999 International Tennis Hall of Fame …

Dreams Start at SEMICON Japan

Hui-Yun Chen | December 4, 2017

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As a premier exposition for the electronics manufacturing supply chain, SEMICON Japan will brighten up Tokyo this December with the theme “dreams start here.” The …

10 Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

Christie Valdez | November 27, 2017

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As the holiday season rolls around, people may start thinking about how to give back to their communities and make the season a little brighter …

Semiconductors in Healthcare

Elizabeth Pavel, Ph.D. | November 20, 2017

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From discovering the circulatory system in 1616 to performing the first heart transplant in 1967, the world of medicine has long been one of experimentation …

Lam Research Capital Ventures into New Activities

Jeff Marks, Ph.D. | November 13, 2017

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Jeff Marks, president of Lam Research Capital, shares his thoughts on Lam’s recent venture investment activities and how they might shape the future of science …

Military Veterans Thrive in Semiconductor Industry

Dana Gharda | November 6, 2017

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Every day in the military, people practice the skills that will make them successful in the workplace. In fact, their comfort level with activities like …

SEMICON Europa to Share Stage with Productronica in Munich

Kris Kendall | October 30, 2017

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For the first time, SEMICON Europa will be co-located with productronica – one of the world’s leading trade fairs for electronics development and production – …

Atomic-Scale Processing Heats Up Tampa at the AVS Symposium

Kris Kendall | October 23, 2017

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Some of the greatest minds in science and technology will be convening in Tampa for the 64th annual AVS International Symposium & Exhibition starting on …

Technology in Education: Changing the Way Kids Learn

Deborah Hong | October 16, 2017

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For many students, technology is shaping a significantly different kind of learning environment than the one their parents experienced. Devices like smartphones are not only …

Caring for Cranes: Preserving Their Habitat in Korea

Joanne Lee | October 9, 2017

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Picture the snowy white silhouette of a red-crowned crane (“durumi” in Korean) against its grassy wetlands habitat, and you can understand why our employees at …

Silicon Snack: Robots Get Social

Elizabeth Pavel, Ph.D. | October 2, 2017

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From Star Trek’s Data to Star Wars’ C-3PO, the idea of humanoid robots has fascinated people for years. Back in the real world, robots build …

Tech Brief: An Introduction to Interconnects

Larry Zhao | September 25, 2017

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We often hear that advanced chips contain billions of transistors – an incredible, mind-blowing fact to be sure – but did you know that large-scale …

Fall ECS Meeting Committed to #FreeTheScience

Kris Kendall | September 20, 2017

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Scientists, engineers, researchers, and industry professionals from around the globe will descend upon National Harbor, Maryland, this October to interact at the 232nd Electrochemical Society …

Corporate Social Responsibility Is Everyone’s Job at Lam

Chris Schwarz | September 18, 2017

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Lam’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report for 2016 is now available and highlights the commitment our employees hold for making the world a better place. …

Lam Honors Exemplary Supply Chain Performance with 2017 Supplier Awards

Kerry Farrell | September 13, 2017

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As you might imagine, it takes a highly skilled global supply chain to achieve and maintain mutual business success in today’s fast-paced semiconductor industry. With …

Resolving Process Variation Challenges in Multiple Patterning

Lam Blog Staff | September 11, 2017

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Multiple patterning continues to be an important technique for enabling pitch shrinking in advanced chip designs. However, as the number of steps grows, managing process …

Market Momentum and Opportunities Connect at SEMICON Taiwan

Hui-Yun Chen | September 5, 2017

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The semiconductor manufacturing community is ready to connect at SEMICON Taiwan, the premier event for microelectronics manufacturing in Taiwan. This year, the event is expected …

Rising Need for Vertical Scaling in a Data-Driven World

Kerry Farrell | August 28, 2017

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“Data is giving rise to a new economy” – The Economist (2017). This compelling reality makes the continued development of high-capacity data storage technologies like …

Engineers Shape the Future of the Semiconductor Industry

Dana Gharda | August 21, 2017

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Lam is proud to play an important role in influencing future technology by supplying chipmakers with the equipment they need to enable every kind of …

STEM Power to Fuel ASEAN’s Growth

Hui-Yun Chen | August 14, 2017

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which promotes multilateral cooperation, economic growth, and social progress. Now entering …