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Alpha – Lam Research Management Discusses Q2 2014 Results – Earnings Call
Transcript :

“In DRAM, the number of multi-patterning
steps more than doubles with the transition to 20-nanometer going from 3 or 4
in a mid-2x device to between 8 and 10 at 20-nanometer, with the same evidence
of upsize on number of passes. You should expect more specificity from Lam on
this in the coming quarters. This transition also presents growth opportunities for our deposition business. Many of the spacer-based, multi-patterning deposition steps can be done with batch variances today. However, customers are evaluating or starting to transition these steps to single wafer atomic layer deposition, or ALD tools, as the film conformality and uniformity requirements increased.”

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Jan. 29, 2014 9:50 PM ET