David Lam Group,
headed by David K. Lam, is an investment and advisory firm for high-tech companies.
is probably best known for
which he founded in 1980. Under his guidance as CEO, the company introduced the
industry's first fully automated plasma etching system for semiconductor
manufacturing in 1981, and established a market beachhead in Japan through a
strategic partnership in 1982. Lam Research went public in 1984 and has
since become a global leader in semiconductor capital equipment.
Lam now uses his experience and expertise to provide
guidance to emerging technology enterprises. Serving on boards of directors,
he advises management at various stages of growth. Lam has assisted
companies in a wide range of fields, including semiconductor and
semiconductor equipment, micro- and nano-device manufacturing, computer
hardware and software,
medical devices, and energy infrastructure.
In addition to his corporate experience, Lam was appointed by
President George H. W. Bush to serve on the U.S. Commission on Minority Business
Development and by California Chief Justice Malcolm Lucas to serve on the
Commission on the Future of the Courts. He also served on the Visiting
Committee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lam is a Senior
Fellow of the American Leadership Forum and a member of the Committee of
Lam graduated from the University of Toronto with bachelor's degree in
engineering physics, and holds master's and doctoral degrees in chemical
engineering from M.I.T.
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