Company Overview

As a leading supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the global semiconductor industry, Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help our customers build smaller, faster, more powerful, and more power-efficient electronic devices—the kind that are driving the proliferation of technology into our everyday lives.

Our Role

To produce the tiny, complex chips used in products such as cell phones, computing devices, and entertainment gadgets, semiconductor manufacturers require highly sophisticated processes and equipment. Lam’s products play a key role in this, allowing chipmakers to build device features that are more than 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand. In fact, nearly every leading-edge integrated circuit made today has been processed with Lam Research equipment.

Our Products

Lam’s market-leading products are used in several steps that are repeated multiple times throughout the chip-making process, including thin film deposition, plasma etch, photoresist strip, and wafer cleaning. Our customer support offerings are designed to deliver value throughout the equipment lifecycle, from system installation, production ramp, and new technology upgrades through end-of-life asset management. By drawing on multiple areas of expertise—including engineering, research and development, manufacturing, and customer support—we continue to develop the new capabilities required by the industry.

Our Philosophy

Our success as a company is based on a solid foundation of technical achievement, close collaboration with our customers, and delivering on commitments. Additionally, Lam’s focus on our Core Values—including innovation, achievement, teamwork, and integrity—have allowed us to build on what has made us successful in the past and apply those strengths going forward.

Key Facts

  • Founded: 1980
  • Revenue: ~$5.9 Billion (CY 2015)
  • Employees: ~7,300
  • Headquarters: Fremont, California
  • Locations: 16 countries worldwide
  • Nasdaq Symbol: LRCX

Lam Research at a Glance

Company History

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