Senator Brown Visits Lam’s Silfex Team in Ohio’s Silicon Valley
Senator Brown with Lam’s Silfex Team
Oct 7, 2022
  • Silfex was founded in 1971, the same year “Silicon Valley” was coined 
  • ~1,400 employees work across two locations in Ohio 

Just in time to honor Manufacturing Day, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown met with Silfex leadership and team members at the company’s Springfield site on October 5. Brown was given a tour of the facility and spoke with employees about the silicon growing and manufacturing being done at Silfex. 

“The technology here is pretty unbelievable,” says Brown. “It’s something that, until you see it, you don’t have as much of an understanding about it.” 

Silfex, a division of Lam Research, has two Ohio locations, Eaton and Springfield, with a combined workforce of about 1,400. With deep roots in the local communities, Silfex plays an important role in connecting Lam’s global ecosystem to Ohio’s strong manufacturing industry.  

“We were excited about the opportunity to discuss the role Lam Research and Silfex play in the semiconductor industry, and we thank Senator Brown for his visit,” says Rob Skrobak, general manager. “Silfex has been part of the greater Dayton community for more than 50 years, and we look forward to our future and the future of the semiconductor industry here in Ohio.” 

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Silfex has been part of the Eaton community since 1971 and is one of Preble County’s top employers. The Springfield facility has also brought in more than 500 new employees since 2019. Maintaining a strong culture and employee experience, and investing in the local community, continues to be a top priority for Silfex.   

For more than 50 years Silfex has been a leading provider of precision components used to make and operate semiconductor manufacturing equipment – helping support the ever-expanding global semiconductor industry.  

“We are proud to be part of the Greater Dayton region,” says Skrobak, “and we look forward to helping support and grow the future of the semiconductor industry.”  

A wholly owned subsidiary of Lam Research, Silfex is the world’s largest grower and manufacturer of custom silicon components. Silfex supplies advanced silicon components, such as gas distribution plates (electrodes) and confinement rings to Lam and other customers for plasma etch processing systems. 

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