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Changes in DRAM

The ability to process data is foundational to our smart, connected world. Microprocessors, in turn, rely on memory chips to store the data they need while working. One of the most popular types of memory is dynamic random access memory (DRAM), and it can be found in many of our favorite electronic devices. Over the years, the amount of memory in mobile phones has increased from 128 MB to 4 GB or even 6 GB today.

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Specialty Technologies – Changing Our Lives One Chip at a Time

As a materials engineer, I am very proud of the fact that key advances in human civilization have been driven by materials innovation. The stone …

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What Is the Internet of Things?

There’s a lot of talk about the Internet of Things (IoT) and its impact on our day-to-day lives. From home security systems to smart watches, …

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Using Less Helium Is Good Business

Helium gas is increasingly in short supply. While consumers may be most familiar with it for use in filling balloons, it is used much more heavily in a variety of industrial processes – including semiconductor fabrication. As …

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Happy Golden Anniversary to the Microprocessor

We take microprocessors for granted. Most people who aren’t deeply involved in technology may have no idea all of the places where a microprocessor shows …

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The Next Generation of Wireless Technology

The excitement around the rollout of 5G technology could not be more palpable. We see this next-generation technology in news headlines and commercials, with promises to usher in the …

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Our Favorite Articles from 2020

To kick-off the new year, we thought we’d share some of our favorite stories from 2020. While not exhaustive, this short list features articles that …

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Electronics Packaging Technology Conference Goes Virtual

The 22nd Electronics Packaging Technology Conference (EPTC) is going virtual this year. The flagship event of the IEEE Electronics Packaging Society (EPS) in Region 10 …

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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. …

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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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