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At Lam, we believe you can’t identify an innovator through innovation alone—it’s through collaboration, precision, and delivery. As a fundamental enabler of the fourth industrial revolution and trusted partner to the world’s leading semiconductor companies, we welcome challenges and promise to deliver. How do we get there? By combining superior systems engineering, technology leadership, a strong values-based culture, and an unwavering commitment to prove our customers’ next big thing.

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Improving Semiconductor Yield Using Large Area Analysis

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✍️ Author: Jacky Huang

🔖 Topics: Large area analysis

🏢 Organizations: Lam Research

Lam Research’s SEMulator3D® virtual fabrication platform can be used to perform 3D modeling and rules-based metrology of semiconductor devices, and to identify hotspots (DRC violations) and potential failures faster and at a lower cost than silicon wafer-based experimentation.

Large area analysis (LAA) is a powerful concept in semiconductor engineering research and development. LAA are sets of experiments that can be used to explore the sensitivity of a potential hotspot and its effect on downstream process steps across a large chip area. A well-designed LAA can help an engineer develop an optimal semiconductor process using a limited number of experimental wafer runs.

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Membrion Series B round closes at $12.5M

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: Membrion, Samsung, Lam Research

Electro-desalination membrane manufacturer, Membrion today announced the completion of their Series B funding round, raising a round total of 12.5 million dollars. The second close of 5.5 million dollars is anchored by Samsung Venture Investment Corporation and Lam Capital. They are joined by Indico Capital Partners, Harvard Business School New York Alumni Angel Group, New York Angels, and GiantLeap Capital.

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SemiverseTM Solutions Tackle the Semiconductor Industry’s Greatest Challenges

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✍️ Author: David Fried

🏢 Organizations: Lam Research

Lam Research Corp. (Nasdaq: LRCX) made multiple announcements to usher in a new era of collaborative innovation, taking a leadership role in the creation of a virtual nano fabrication environment intended to significantly speed up and reduce the cost of industry breakthroughs. The Semiverse™ Solutions products support an interconnected ecosystem of virtual tools and digital twins, allowing researchers to explore promising ideas and refine new processes at significantly lower cost, thereby reducing time consuming trial-and-error physical experimentation. The virtual domain spans the global lab and engineering footprint to increase collaboration and technical contribution across the entire talent ecosystem.

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🖨️ Fabric8Labs Closes $50M Series B Financing for Electrochemical Additive Manufacturing Technology

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: Fabric8Labs, New Enterprise Associates, Intel, Lam Research

Fabric8Labs, pioneer of electrochemical additive manufacturing, today announced the close of a $50M Series B investment round led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from existing investors, including Intel Capital, imec.XPAND, SE Ventures, TDK Ventures, and Lam Capital. The new infusion of capital will be used to scale the company’s proprietary Electrochemical Additive Manufacturing (ECAM) technology and establish a pilot production facility.

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Geminus.AI Announces the Completion of $5.9M Seed Round Led by Lam Capital and SK Inc.

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🔖 Topics: Funding Event

🏢 Organizations: Geminus.AI, Lam Research, SK Inc

Geminus.AI, global leader in physics-informed AI, announced completion of $5.9M in seed funding led by Lam Capital, the venture capital arm of a leading semiconductor equipment manufacturer and South Korean industrial conglomerate SK, Inc. Additional investors include SkyRiver Ventures and Sentiero Ventures, who joined existing investors The Hive and Darling Ventures.

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Semiconductor Manufacturing: Making Impossibly Small Features

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✍️ Author: Willy Shih

🏭 Vertical: Semiconductor

🏢 Organizations: Lam Research

Deposition, litho, and etch are interdependent processes tightly linked together. Technology continues to press forward to meet the incredible opportunity of 5G, cloud, and IoT, and these processes enable our customers to go further by reducing feature sizes and improving pattern fidelity to get a better feature. The litho process can produce lines that have some edge roughness, which can have a negative impact on the variability of the devices you make because it affects what are called “critical dimensions,” such as the transistor gate length. We can also take litho printed lines and improve the sidewall smoothness by typically 30% or more.

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AI In Inspection, Metrology, And Test

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✍️ Authors: Susan Rambo, Ed Sperling

🔖 Topics: AI, machine learning, quality assurance, metrology, nondestructive test

🏭 Vertical: Semiconductor

🏢 Organizations: CyberOptics, Lam Research, Hitachi, FormFactor, NuFlare, Advantest, PDF Solutions, eBeam Initiative, KLA, proteanTecs, Fraunhofer IIS

“The human eye can see things that no amount of machine learning can,” said Subodh Kulkarni, CEO of CyberOptics. “That’s where some of the sophistication is starting to happen now. Our current systems use a primitive kind of AI technology. Once you look at the image, you can see a problem. And our AI machine doesn’t see that. But then you go to the deep learning kind of algorithms, where you have very serious Ph.D.-level people programming one algorithm for a week, and they can detect all those things. But it takes them a week to program those things, which today is not practical.”

That’s beginning to change. “We’re seeing faster deep-learning algorithms that can be more easily programmed,” Kulkarni said. “But the defects also are getting harder to catch by a machine, so there is still a gap. The biggest bang for the buck is not going to come from improving cameras or projectors or any of the equipment that we use to generate optical images. It’s going to be interpreting optical images.”

Read more at Semiconductor Engineering