Widely recognized as founder of Lam Research Corporation in 1980, Dr. David K. Lam has become an entrepreneurial legend in his own time. As the first CEO of Lam Research, he guided the successful launch of his eponymous company’s first plasma etch system – and subsequently became the first Asian-American CEO to take a company public on the NASDAQ exchange. Following his early years at Lam Research, he became a serial entrepreneur guiding several high technology ventures to successful outcomes.



Dr. Lam continues to leverage his experience, expertise and contacts to provide guidance to emerging technology enterprises. He currently devotes most of his time to Multibeam Corporation. As Chairman/CEO of Multibeam, he has led the Silicon Valley company to develop unique e-beam applications with its miniature e-beam column technology, enabling complementary E-Beam Lithography (CEBL) to reduce cost for low-volume IC production and Direct Electron Writing (DEW) to combat IC counterfeiting and enhance device security by inscribing chip-specific information in each IC during production.

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. Acknowledged 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.
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