- The India Center for Engineering (ICE) is Lam’s fifth R&D lab worldwide
- ICE enables the success of our customers globally by improving speed to solution
Today, Lam Research held the grand opening of our newest research and development (R&D) lab, the India Center for Engineering (ICE), which will play a critical role in developing the technology our customers need in a time of rising manufacturing complexity. ICE, which is in Bengaluru, the Silicon Valley of India, is Lam’s fifth R&D lab, the second to open this year, and our second in Asia.
Lam Research’s global lab network plays a critical role in innovating the equipment and processes used to produce the world’s most advanced memory and logic devices. Lam’s investment in our global labs complements our expanded manufacturing capacity around the world to meet the needs of our customers.
To ensure the success of our customers around the world, Lam Research must scale our infrastructure and work together to drive technological breakthroughs, achieve critical product milestones, and leverage learning from the global semiconductor ecosystem. Our new center helps us achieve these goals.
Our state-of-the-art facility doubles our footprint in India. ICE has hardware and software labs to advance our technology roadmaps, along with ample collaboration space and virtual reality capabilities to share insights with Lam’s technical experts and customers around the world.
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Having opened our first office in India in 2000, Lam has been proud to be part of India’s thriving technology community for more than 20 years. India’s blazing IT revolution and explosion in knowledge-based industries would not be possible without semiconductors. All major chipmakers use Lam’s equipment in various critical steps in the manufacturing process. So, in a sense, Lam Research has played a key role in advancing India’s technology sector. The new India Center for Engineering makes that connection more tangible.
Our new facility helps position Lam at the forefront of India’s expansion in the semiconductor component industry, which is expected to exceed $300 billion by 2026, according to the India Electronics & Semiconductor Association (IESA). The electronic system design and manufacturing (ESDM) sector will play a major role in the country’s overall growth, from sourcing components to design manufacturing.
With nearly three million students enrolled in engineering schools, India affords Lam the opportunity to tap into its deep engineering talent pool, collaborate with nearby top universities on cutting-edge research, and scale operations to meet growing customer requirements.
The India Center for Engineering will enable the success of our customers globally by improving speed to solution. ICE will leverage our highly skilled workforce to strengthen our ability to deliver complex technologies to our customers faster.
By enabling the development of advanced semiconductor manufacturing equipment hardware and software, Lam’s India Center for Engineering will accelerate Lam’s delivery of world-class products and services while leveraging India’s growing electronics and manufacturing design industry. That’s why Lam Research is investing in India.
Now, it’s up to us to prove it through the great work carried out at this facility. I look forward to keeping you posted as we continue to accelerate semiconductor innovation in India.
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Rangesh Raghavan is corporate vice president and general manager of Lam Research India.
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