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Lam Research Overview

Fremont, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Public (LRCX)
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
$5 to $10 billion (USD) per year
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As a trusted, collaborative partner to the world’s leading semiconductor companies, Lam Research (NASDAQ:LRCX) is a fundamental enabler of the silicon roadmap. In fact, today, nearly every advanced chip is built with Lam ... Read more

Mission: Lam Research is dedicated to the success of our customers by being the world-class provider of innovative technology and productivity solutions to the semiconductor industry.

Company Updates

  • Today’s blog is all about silicon! Dive into the variety of use cases for this single element.

    Silicon - Wafers and More

    More than most industries, ours is identified with a single element, silicon. Consider the self-adopted naming conventions of all the places that want to be recognized as members of the club-Silicon Valley, Silicon Beach, Silicon Forest and so on. Silicon wafers are fundamental in manufacturing the electronic "chips" that pervade almost every aspect of our lives.

  • Smart cars are driving demand for a new generation of 200 mm tools. Check out what this means for the future of wafer fabs on today’s blog:

    Smart Cars Drive 200 mm Fabs

    New sensing and actuating technologies for cars are introducing a new generation of 200 mm tools. Michelle Bourke, strategic marketing director in the customer support group, shares her thoughts on this topic with EE Times.

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Lam Research – Why Work For Us?

Help move the atoms that move the world. Become an Atom Engineer.

At Lam Research, we create equipment that allows chipmakers to build device features more than 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand. This tiny scale has a huge impact. Virtually every leading-edge chip inside the electronic products you use every day (TVs, smartphones, laptops, cars –even medical devices) has been made using our equipment.

Creating today’s chips requires the utmost precision on a scale so small, it’s hard to comprehend. Yet that’s where we shine – and our real strength is our team. At Lam, we consider ourselves Atom Engineers. Whether you’re in operations, supply chain management, or customer support; whether you’re an engineer, a technician, or a specialist; whether you’re a senior leader or recent grad, you’re part of Lam Research. And that means you’re helping our customers manipulate the building blocks of atoms …and move the world.

Explore the areas where Atom Engineers discover their passion:



Strip & Clean

Customer Support

See how Lam's wafer processing equipment and services help power today’s most breathtaking advancements in the semiconductor industry.

A company youll connect with on a molecular level

Atom Engineers are passionate about science, technology, and achievement.  You’ll only find the things that truly inspire you at a company whose vision goes beyond next quarter’s balance sheet. Yes, success matters—but at the heart of our accomplishments are the philosophies that drive us. They inspire us and help create a company where Atom Engineers like you can achieve more than you’ve ever dreamed possible.

Our mission

Lam Research is dedicated to the success of our customers by being the world-class provider of innovative technology and productivity solutions to the semiconductor industry.

Learn more about our Vision and Core Values

With success comes responsibility

We believe passionately in using our position at the frontlines of innovation to improve the communities where we live and work and leave the world better than we found it. 

Through the Lam Research Foundation, the company contributes to local, national, and international organizations that improve people’s lives with an emphasis on education, particularly in math, science, and engineering.

Support for education

Education support ranges from cutting-edge research to scholarships and fellowships to hands-on motivating and exciting math, science, and engineering programs in elementary through high school classrooms.

Community giving and outreach

Lam Research supports a wide range of employees’philanthropic interests, including an employee matching gift program, disaster relief and recovery support, and volunteering opportunities and resources that enable employees to become actively involved in their local communities around the globe. The company is recognized annually as a top “Corporate Philanthropist”by both the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Lam Research is a proud sponsor of the Heart & Soles 5K Walk/Run - dedicated to helping Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz county kids make better food choices.

The elements of opportunity

It’s not just our global status that attracts talent. It’s also our commitment to nurturing that talent. From educational assistance and tuition reimbursement to onsite training, external training, cross-functional projects, and position rotation—continuous improvement is one of our Core Values. We take your career just as seriously as you do.


Our internships offer hands-on business experiences that complement your academic studies and prepare you for real-world situations. You’ll collaborate with experienced professionals on career-related projects with a special focus on learning and development.

New college graduates

Our New College Graduates (NCG) program gives you the chance to work closely with some of the most talented people in the industry. We combine educational training with hands-on opportunities that will set you up for the rest of your career.

Every journey starts with a single step. Take a peek into the internship experience at Lam Research.

Lets make science fiction into fact

As electronics get smaller, technology challenges get bigger. Our role in solving them—and facilitating modern life—is to create the sophisticated wafer fabrication equipment and services that make complex computer chips possible.

Producing the tiny, complex chips used in these devices involves the repetition of a set of core processes and includes hundreds of individual steps. To do this successfully, semiconductor manufacturers require sophisticated processes and fabrication equipment. By offering critical chip-processing capabilities, the products you’ll help engineer here will help turn visionary designs into realities.

Our processing solutions

Market demand for continuously shrinking chip dimensions is driving the development of and migration to new fabrication strategies that enable producing these advanced devices with fine, closely packed features. Creating the cutting-edge microprocessors and memory devices for today’s products is extremely challenging and requires precision control at the atomic scale. Through collaboration and drawing on multiple areas of expertise, our engineers continue to develop the new capabilities required to manufacture increasingly complex devices with shrinking dimensions.

Our products

Lam Research offers a broad portfolio of market-leading products for thin film deposition, plasma etch, photoresist strip, and wafer cleaning –complementary processing steps that are repeated multiple times throughout the semiconductor manufacturing process flow.

Check out our blog article: Get A Glimpse Into the World of Atom Engineers 

From developing cutting-edge robotics to new chemistries to process chambers that help make the latest chips, Lam engineers work with some incredibly powerful technologies.


Moving tiny atoms reaps big rewards

We expect a lot from our Atom Engineers, but we provide a lot in return. Our Total Rewards program includes competitive pay, medical and dental insurance packages, and a host of supplemental benefits like educational assistance, adoption assistance, wellness programs, and charitable matching contributions.

Life as an Atom Engineer is full of incredible opportunities, challenges, and rewards. Find out how our remarkable company culture inspires people to be their best.

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    Lam offered me my first job in the US and a 14+ year career that has been challenging and extremely rewarding. As a female engineer and a foreigner, I feel privileged to be part of a company that has supported my professional growth, appreciated my contribution and fulfilled me beyond my expectations.
    This is a company made of people truly passionate and skilled, a company with a world class executive team, that matches the quality and integrity of every other level. There is no other way to perform and grow the way Lam Research has done so, if not for the extraordinary vision of the leadership team and the skilled and motivated workforce. There is no way to deliver, year after year, unprecedented results if there wasn't an environment of respect, trust, and teamwork.

    It has been an honor to be part of the company under the leadership that raised the bar during the past years, that inspired us to execute what seemed impossible, that made us believe in our collective power and that changed the lives of thousands of people through stock performance and profit sharing.

    I look forward to many more years at Lam, to the opportunities ahead and the fortune to work with and for, remarkable people.


    Opportunity means hard work, high level or performance means hard work.. if you understand that, you will thrive at Lam

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    Keep Aiming High

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Lam Research (Bengaluru (India)) in March 2017.


    First round of the recruiting process being the online test, included technical and aptitude questions. This was conducted in the college campus. Results of the same were intimated a week later. For further rounds, we were called to Bangalore Office, where one Technical Round was taken. For the one who were shortlisted after this, HR interview was taken. Results of the same were made known after one week. I am glad to be one among them.

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Lam Research Awards & Accolades

  • World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2018
  • Top 100 Global Technology Leader, Thomson Reuters, 2018
  • Fortune's World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2016
  • Forbes 500 Best Employers, Forbes, 2016
  • Training Top 125, Training, 2012
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