Lam Celebrates 40 Years
researcher with electronic devices
Jan 21, 2020

Technology has come a long way over the past few decades. Since our founding by David K. Lam on January 20, 1980, Lam Research has played a key role in contributing to the extraordinary pace of innovation in the semiconductor industry.

Our market-leading products and services enable our customers to build smaller, faster, more powerful, and more power-efficient electronic devices—the kind that are driving the proliferation of technology into our everyday lives. And we continue to be inspired by the challenges, opportunities, and innovations yet to come in this exciting industry.

In the timeline below, we highlight some of the key events in Lam’s history over the past 40 years, along with some important industry milestones. We hope you enjoy looking back with us.

  • Lam Research company milestones timeline