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SPARC: a new deposition technology for advanced logic and DRAM

Chips are everywhere: from our mobile phones and automobiles to cloud servers for artificial intelligence, all of which seem to get faster, smarter, and better …

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Virtual sensor innovation for higher productivity

It takes a lot of different types of process tools to make chips, from deposition, to lithographic to etch and to cleaning tools among others. …

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Our wireless world: how Wi-Fi 6 will seamlessly integrate with 5G to help keep us connected

David Haynes, vice president of Specialty Technologies for the Customer Support Business Group (CSBG) at Lam Research, discusses the introduction of Wi-Fi 6 and how, …

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Lam’s precision selective etch tools are paving the way for the chip industry’s next great inflection

Over the past decade, the need for increasingly smaller, denser, more powerful chips has been driving semiconductor manufacturers to move away from planar structures in …

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Accelerating the path to 3D: Introducing Lam precision selective etch solutions

Today, I am proud and excited to officially announce the availability of three new precision selective etch innovations from Lam Research: Argos®, Prevos™, and Selis®.   …

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Introducing Syndion® GP: powering the future of advanced power devices

The logic and memory chips that power our smart phones, laptops, gaming consoles and other favorite devices may be stealing all the headlines these days, …

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The semiconductor industry’s next inflection point

For decades, the semiconductor industry has been defined by our ability to innovate. Each time we’ve been faced with seemingly insurmountable technological challenges, we have …

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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 …

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Lam ships its 10,000th single wafer clean chamber

Lam recently achieved an impressive product milestone with the shipment of our 10,000th single wafer clean chamber. This marks an incredible journey from the SP100 single chamber …

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Unlocking innovation through university research collaborations

We play a critical role in driving semiconductor breakthroughs for the next generation. Since 2015, Unlock Ideas has been an integral program to unleash the …

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SEMICON Southeast Asia – Powering Innovation

From August 23-27, our experts will join industry leaders at SEMICON Southeast Asia, to discuss semiconductor advancements in an era of 5G and next-generation technologies. …

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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 40th Anniversary, AutoEtch

Back in 1981, Lam pioneered single-wafer plasma etch tools with its first product, the Lam AutoEtch 480 plasma etcher. Introduced as “a streamlined plasma etching system designed specifically for highly automated …

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Connect with Lam at IITC

The IEEE International Interconnect Technology Conference (IITC) will be held July 6-9, 2021, as a hybrid event – virtual and in-person (Kyoto Research Park, Kyoto, …

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Chipmakers Achieve Higher Equipment Availability with Lam’s WCO

Preventative Maintenance “What is wet, but dry?” might sound like a riddle, and the answer for plasma process tools are “wet cleans,” an important type of preventative maintenance. The term “wet clean” comes from …

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ALD/ALE 2021 to Showcase Atomic-Scale Processing

Chip features continue to shrink to incredibly small dimensions and different device architectures are being devised to supply consumers with more powerful electronics. Atomic layer deposition (ALD) and atomic …

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The Four Pillars of Lam Equipment Intelligence®

The pervasive use of technology has brought about a tremendous growth in data as well as an explosion in scaling and complexity of integrated circuits. …

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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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