Technology Entrepreneur David K. Lam Named to Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame

  Technology Entrepreneur David K. Lam Named to Silicon Valley Engineering
  Hall of Fame

   Founder of Lam Research lauded for contributions to high-tech industry,
                   government programs and community groups

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- November 29, 2012

Dr. David K. Lam, widely known as the founder of Lam Research Corporation in
1980, and currently chairman of both Multibeam Corporation and the David Lam
Group, has been selected for induction into the distinguished Silicon Valley
Engineering Hall of Fame. Dr. Lam will be formally inducted on February 19,
2013 at the Engineer’s Week Banquet hosted by Silicon Valley Engineering
Council (SVEC), an umbrella organization of more than 40 member and affiliate
professional societies representing 60,000 engineers, scientists and
technologists in the region.

The announcement of four 2013 inductees was made yesterday at SVEC's annual
open house held at the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International
(SEMI) headquarters in San Jose. Other eminent technologists selected for
induction include:Dr. Aart de Geus, Chairman of the Board and Co-CEO of
Synopsis, Inc.; Dr. Martin Hellman, Professor Emeritus of Electrical
Engineering, Stanford University; and Dr. David Hodges, Professor Emeritus,
Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of
California, Berkeley.

Among earlier luminaries inducted into the SVEC Hall of Fame were Intel
co-founders Robert N. Noyce and Gordon E. Moore; Hewlett-Packard co-founders
William R. Hewlett and David Packard; Douglas Engelbart, inventor of the
computer mouse; and John L. Hennessy, president of Stanford University.

“Dr. Lam is one of the true pioneers of Silicon Valley exemplifying the
entrepreneurial spirit of the region,” said Stanley Myers, a 2008 inductee
into the SVEC Hall of Fame and currently chairman of the Awards Committee.
“His outstanding contributions can be seen in the founding of one of Silicon
Valley’s most successful high-tech enterprises as well his industry and
community leadership. Dr. Lam continues to encourage innovation and
entrepreneurialism as a selfless mentor to startups and as an advisor to high
growth ventures.”

Dr. Lam earned his Sc.D. doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering from MIT in
1973 after switching from the field of controlled nuclear fusion. Before
entering MIT, he completed undergraduate studies in Engineering Physics at the
University of Toronto. Prior to founding Lam Research in 1980, he worked on
research and engineering in plasma etching at Texas Instruments and

As CEO of Lam Research in the early 1980s, he guided the launch and market
penetration of the company’s first plasma etcher for semiconductor
manufacturing as it gained a foothold in Japan. Born in China, he became the
first Asian-American to take a company public on the NASDAQ market in 1984.

Dr. Lam has regularly participated in community, educational and governmental
organizations. In the early 1990s, he took part in Joint Venture Silicon
Valley, leading an initiative that helped small businesses enter global
markets. As president/chairman of AAMA, he transformed the small
Asian-American technology association into a multinational network of
entrepreneurs and professionals. In 1989, President Bush (41) appointed him to
the Minority Business Development Commission. Ron Brown, the late Commerce
Secretary under President Clinton, selected him in 1994 to serve on the
Presidential Business Development Mission to China.

Dr. Lam mentors high-tech ventures as a board member and through the David Lam
Group, which he formed in 1995 to provide growth management advice. He
currently serves as chairman of Multibeam Corporation, a developer of
multi-column electron-beam systems for lithography and inspection in microchip

About Multibeam Corporation

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Multibeam Corporation is a leading
developer of multi-column e-beam technologies that add high value to
semiconductor lithography by doing away with costly masks. The company’s
Complementary E-Beam Lithography (CEBL) system augments optical lithography at
critical layers by eliminating expensive optical multiple patterning at 20nm
processing nodes and beyond. Multibeam’s systems can also be cost-efficiently
leveraged as primary lithographic tools for low-volume production of ASICs as
well as in multi-project wafer programs. Multibeam’s patent-protected e-beam
technologies encompass deployment of multi-column arrays to perform wafer
inspection. For more information, visit


Multibeam Corporation
Tom Rigoli, 415-385-9675
Vice President
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