Expanding Company’s Leadership in Deep Silicon Etch Technology, New Semiconductor Manufacturing Solution Supports Development of Chips for Automotive and Smart Technologies
SINGAPORE and FREMONT, Calif., Dec. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ: LRCX) today announced Syndion® GP: a new product that provides deep silicon etch capabilities to chipmakers developing next generation power devices and power management integrated circuits used in the automotive, electric power delivery and energy industries.
As technologies in these sectors become more advanced, the need for higher power, improved performance and greater density at the chip level increases, requiring greater cross-wafer uniformity for higher aspect-ratio structures. These enhancements can be achieved by moving to an advanced device structure without sacrificing form factor. To do that, device manufacturers need a very precise and uniform deep silicon etch process.
Syndion GP is designed to support this precision manufacturing process and can be configured to manufacture devices at 200 mm and 300 mm wafer sizes, providing a simplified transition path to increased capacity. Currently, many power devices are manufactured on 200 mm diameter silicon wafers; but to support increased demand, production is migrating to 300 mm wafers.
The Syndion GP solution builds on Lam’s industry-leading deep silicon etch capabilities and extends its suite of specialty technology offerings. Specialty technologies refer to power devices, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), analog and mixed signal semiconductors, radio frequency IC (RF) solutions, optoelectronic devices, and CMOS image sensors (CIS) that support a broad range of consumer and industrial technologies and applications, such as electric vehicles, the internet of things and 5G.
“Demand for specialty devices continues to grow rapidly,” said Pat Lord, executive vice president of the Customer Support Business Group and Global Operations at Lam Research. “Through close collaboration with our customers, we identified the need for an accelerated path to manufacture advanced power devices using 300 mm wafers. Syndion GP can help chipmakers meet the growing demand, while supporting the continuous innovation of new specialty technology breakthroughs.”
Syndion GP expands Lam’s extensive deep silicon etch portfolio that includes the production-proven 200 mm DSiE™ platform and market-leading 300 mm Syndion GS for packaging, hybrid memory, and CMOS image sensor markets. Syndion GP offers the flexibility in meeting both the precision control and improved productivity for high volume manufacturing processes – all demonstrating the diverse range of deep silicon etch solutions required to address the next generation device challenges.
To learn more, visit Lam’s Syndion product page.
About Lam Research
Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ: LRCX) is a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. As a trusted, collaborative partner to the world’s leading semiconductor companies, we combine superior systems engineering capability, technology leadership, and unwavering commitment to customer success to accelerate innovation through enhanced device performance. In fact, today, nearly every advanced chip is built with Lam technology. Lam Research is a FORTUNE 500® company headquartered in Fremont, Calif., with operations around the globe. Learn more at www.lamresearch.com. (LRCX-P)
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Statements made in this press release that are not of historical fact are forward-looking statements and are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relate to but are not limited to: the performance of the tools we sell or service including the Syndion GP; the results that our customers can achieve when using our tools; changes in the demand for specialty devices; the need for our tools to accommodate 300 mm wafers for such specialty devices; the requirements of our customers for future innovation; and the ability of our tools to meet future demands and our customers’ future requirements. These statements are based on current expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and changes in condition, significance, value and effect including those risks and uncertainties that are described in the documents filed or furnished by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including specifically the Risk Factors described in our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 27, 2021, and quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 26, 2021. These uncertainties and changes could materially affect the forward-looking statements and cause actual results to vary from expectations in a material way. The Company undertakes no obligation to update the information or statements made in this release.