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Seriescontinues on Wednesday, May 5, at 6:30 P.M. EDT / 3:30
P.M. PDT. Each
month, this intimate virtual conversation will highlight the timely
narrative of a Chinese American icon and friend of MOCA. Through this
conversation, MOCA hopes to shed light on the distinctive yet
universal American journeys of these luminaries, touching upon key
moments of their personal trial and stratospheric success, all within
a casual, inviting, and inspiring format.
In celebration of Asian American and
Pacific Islander Heritage Month, MOCA Spotlight Series is honored to present as our
next featured speaker, the inspiring Dr. David K. Lam. As the founder of Lam Research Corporation, Dr. Lam is an entrepreneurial legend in
Silicon Valley. As its first CEO, he guided the successful
development and launch of his eponymous company’s plasma etch system,
a critical production equipment in the 1980s that ushered the
“submicron” era in chip-making. In 1984, he became the first
Asian-American CEO to take a company public on the NASDAQ exchange.
Dr. Lam continues to leverage his experience, expertise,
and network to assist other high technology enterprises, serving as
director and guiding young ventures to successful outcomes. He
currently devotes most of his time to Multibeam Corporation, a world leader in Multicolumn Electron-Beam
Lithography (MEBL) technology. As its Chairman & CEO, Dr.
Lam has led Multibeam to transform its technology into equipment for
use in production fabs and guided the development of unique applications
at industry inflections. Among the benefits enabled by the MEBL
system are: dramatic cost reduction for low-volume IC production with
no use of masks; inscribing, i.e., hardcoding, chip-specific
information inside each IC during fabrication to combat IC
counterfeiting; low-cost production of large-format interposers for
advanced packaging; and other emerging applications.
Dr. Lam earned Doctoral and Master degrees in chemical
engineering from M.I.T. as well as a Bachelor degree in engineering
physics from the University of Toronto. Widely recognized by his
peers as a key contributor to the growth of the semiconductor
industry, he was inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of
Fame in 2013.
Dr. Lam has a remarkable story to tell. We look forward
to your participation, and to sharing this and many more exemplary
stories of the Chinese in America.