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Powering the Future of Finance with Chip Technology

The movement of money has undergone substantial changes over the years. With the advent of financial technology, or FinTech, the financial services industry has transformed. Enabled by today’s powerful microprocessors and memory chips, the ability to generate, store, and analyze data is helping us make smarter, financial decisions. Companies and consumers can better manage their financial operations by using software and algorithms often found in everyday electronic devices. Let’s look at these advancements.

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10 Fun Facts About Semiconductors

Semiconductors can be considered as one of the most important inventions of all time. They are foundational to our ability to connect with each other; …

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Silicon Snack: Software Update – Installing Smart Tech in Cities

Cities around the globe are experiencing software updates – swapping out antiquated data collection techniques for new technological initiatives to promote efficiency, transparency, and sustainability. …

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CIS: The Muscle Behind the Proliferation of Cameras

CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) technology has changed the way we interact with our devices and is expected to see significant growth in the market in …

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Lam at Virtual SEMICON West

The semiconductor industry’s flagship event, SEMICON West, is going virtual this year. Celebrating its 50th year, the show promises a full exhibition experience, featuring high level keynotes, exhibits, and networking …

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Technology in Medicine Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

The medical space is constantly improving – experimenting and innovating to arrive at the most cutting-edge procedures. The past few decades have seen unprecedented advancements …

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One-on-One with Lam CTO Rick Gottscho: Challenges in Stacking, Shrinking, and Inspecting Next-Gen Chips

Lam Chief Technology Officer Rick Gottscho sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to share his insights on memory and equipment scaling, new market demands, and changes …

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Silicon Snack: eSports Are Taking the Field

In 2019, 98.2 million viewers tuned in to watch the Superbowl, hailing the event as the “most viewed broadcast in America.” In recent years, a …

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Thinking About Artificial Intelligence

It’s pretty hard to talk about technology today without artificial intelligence, or AI, entering into the conversation. It seems to be everywhere… and growing. Businesses …

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CTO Perspective on a Data Driven World

Lam Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Richard A. Gottscho, gave a keynote at the SEMI Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS), the annual executive conference …

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Silicon Snack: AR/VR Changing How We Learn

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have unlocked incredible possibilities in education – bringing tomorrow’s technology into today’s learning. The influence of AR and …

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2019 Blog Review: Top Posts of the Year

2019 was quite a year for the Lam Blog. From sharing an inside peek at our favorite day of the year, Bring Our Children to …

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Leveraging 300 mm Technologies at 200 mm for IoT and Automotive

The IoT and automotive markets use devices fabricated at a wide range of technology nodes. Taking advances made at 300 mm and applying them via …

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Happy 150th Birthday to the Periodic Table

For those of us in the semiconductor industry, the periodic table is more than just a poster on a science classroom wall: it’s a valuable …

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Nanoscale Features through Atomic Scale Processing

Atomic layer etching and deposition processes offer atomic scale control through the use of self-limiting reactions. Yang Pan, corporate vice president of advanced technology development, …

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Tech Brief: Scaling Down and Up

You don’t have to look very far in the semiconductor world before you see the word “scaling.” Perhaps you read an industry news article headline …

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Executive Perspective: Accelerating Innovation, Enhancing the Value of Data

At an industry and investor event held during the August 2019 Flash Memory Summit, Lam management made the case for why semiconductor innovation needs to …

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Controlling Variability and Cost at 3 nm and Beyond

Richard Gottscho, executive vice president and CTO of Lam Research, sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to talk about how to utilize more data from sensors in …

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Buzzwords Heard in Our Labs

Every industry has its unique lingo and the semiconductor industry is no different. Here, chips mean something a little different from our favorite snack and …

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Silicon – Wafers and More

More than most industries, ours is identified with a single element, silicon. Consider the self-adopted naming conventions of all the places that want to be …

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