The University of California, Berkeley Innovation X-Labs at the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology are excited to announce a new collaboration with Lam Research in the area of Precision Manufacturing.

Lam Research Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and service of semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. Its products are used primarily in front-end wafer processing, which enables the creation of the active components of semiconductor devices and their wiring.

“The objective of the collaboration is to understand how to best combine machine learning-ML based predictions of manufacturing controls with human judgment bases predictions. This is an opportunity for postdoc and Ph.D. students and undergraduates to work with Lam Research to apply machine learning, reinforcement learning, and other methods to advance the state of precision manufacturing,” says Ikhlaq Sidhu, Faculty Director and Chief Scientist at the University of California, Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.

About Berkeley Innovation X-Labs at SCET

Innovation X-Labs are focused on Innovation that Matters. They provide a practical perspective to the study and practice of innovation. Innovation X-Labs are collaborative programs that include dynamic, advanced project courses as well as applied research, discovery projects, and specialized project acceleration. X-labs are intended to generate innovation as well as convene participants across global academic and industry innovation ecosystems. Learn more at Innovation X-Labs are a project of the UC Berkeley Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.

About Lam Research Corporation 

Lam Research Corporation is a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. As a trusted, collaborative partner to the world’s leading semiconductor companies, we combine superior systems engineering capability, technology leadership, and unwavering commitment to customer success to accelerate innovation through enhanced device performance. In fact, today, nearly every advanced chip is built with Lam technology. Lam Research (Nasdaq: LRCX) is a FORTUNE 500® company headquartered in Fremont, Calif., with operations around the globe. Learn more at