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9 “Beyond Smart” Things Heard at SEMICON West 2018

Now that our time at SEMICON West 2018 is over, we’d like to reflect on some of the sound-bites overheard last week. As always, the three-day conference and expo gave us insights into today’s discoveries as well as glimpses into tomorrow’s innovations. Here are some of the interesting things we noted at this year’s show.

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Celebrating the Copper Revolution’s 20th Anniversary

This month, copper interconnects turned 20. That’s probably something like 200 in “technology years” considering the pace of innovation today. Yet even after 20 years …

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Semiconductors in Automotive

It was more than 130 years ago in 1885 when Gottlieb Daimler invented the first prototype for the modern gas engine, and in 1886 Karl …

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Industry 4.0 – The Smart Industrial Revolution

As consumers, we see evidence of the Internet of Things (IoT) all around us. A growing number of everyday objects in our homes and cars …

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Tech Takes on Food Allergies

From breakfast meetings to takeout or holiday potlucks to celebratory dinners, many of us take the ability to eat what we like, when we like, …

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Silicon Snack: Brushing Up on Art Restoration

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 …

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Tech Brief – ABCs of New Memory

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 …

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Tech Powering Renewable Energy

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 …

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Tech Meets Engineering in Formula One Motor Racing

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 …

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Silicon Snack: New World of Possibilities Delivered with Drones

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 …

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Supporting Increased Demand for Automotive Semiconductors

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

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Semiconductors in Data Storage

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 …

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Tech Brief: Much Ado About Memory

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 …

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Understanding the Realities of AR and VR in Asia Pacific

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 …

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Lucky 7: Seven Blog Favorites from 2017

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 …

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Silicon Snack: On the Ball with Sports Tech

“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 …

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Semiconductors in Healthcare

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 …

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Technology in Education: Changing the Way Kids Learn

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 …

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Silicon Snack: Robots Get Social

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 …

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Tech Brief: An Introduction to Interconnects

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 …

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