2019 Blog Review: Top Posts of the Year
Top Posts of 2019
Jan 6, 2020

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 Work Day, to showcasing our innovative technology and productivity solutions, our editorial team was busy. As the new year begins, we wanted to take a moment to review some of our favorite stories of 2019.

Pilotless Airplane

Silicon Snack: Pilotless Passenger Jets More than a Blue-Sky Idea

Sensing technology, computing, and artificial intelligence (AI) are revolutionizing the skies. In recent years, the military has been applying drone technology to pave the way for the pilotless fighter jet. In 2013, the U.S. Navy landed a fighter-size, computer-guided drone on an aircraft carrier; while in 2014, the U.K.’s Ministry…Read More » 


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 recognized as members of the club—Silicon Valley, Silicon Beach, Silicon Forest and so on. Silicon wafers are fundamental in manufacturing the electronic “chips” that… Read More » 

Tim Archer

Accelerating Innovation, Driving the Data Era

The semiconductor industry recently gathered at SEMICON China, one of the largest annual microelectronics tradeshows. Tim Archer, Lam’s president and CEO, gave a keynote on the continuing need for innovation in equipment manufacturing and process development, emphasizing Lam’s speed to solution. Following are some highlights… Read More » 


Celebrating World Book Day

We have always encouraged our employees to imagine the unimaginable. With a company-wide monthly book series and an online library, we help employees cultivate their creative and innovative minds. To celebrate World Book Day in April, we got our employees and our local communities in Taiwan reading with us! Read More » 


Empowering Diverse Leaders in the Tech Industry

At Lam, we believe our success depends on the unique experiences and perspectives our employees bring to the table. To help unlock our multidimensional workforce, we support a rich community of Employee Resource Groups (ERG). These unique groups are networks where diverse communities can share, learn… Read More » 


A New Life for Older Equipment

The rapid pace of semiconductor evolution places huge demands on the companies making the equipment used to build integrated circuits. With each new silicon node comes a host of new requirements, and it’s easy to imagine that older equipment rapidly becomes obsolete. While that can be the case, well-designed…Read More » 

large dog and small dog touching noses

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 about transistor scaling – how those nearly nanoscale components are shrinking even smaller in size down to the atomic scale. Or maybe you heard a reference…Read More » 

child wearing a suit and glasses

Lam Celebrates Employees’ Children Across the Globe

At Lam Research, having a balanced home and family life are integral to being a place where successful people want to work. That philosophy is emulated in many ways at Lam, but none are more fun than the annual “Bring Our Children To Work Day” celebrations... Read More » 

150th anniversary icon over the periodic table

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 resource that we use to create new logic and memory devices. Recognizing its importance, we join others…Read More » 


Check out our greatest hits from previous years below.