Dr. Hong Shih is Fellow of Etch Products Group at Lam Research Corporation, one of the world’s leading suppliers of wafer fabrication equipment and services for the global semiconductor industry. Known for their tiny, complex chips that can be over 1000 times smaller than a grain of sand, Lam Research products are found in nearly every leading-edge circuit made today.
With more than 23 years of experience in technical research and application, Hong oversees the technology strategy for Lam Research, helping to guide the development and implementation of new technological solutions and processes that will enhance the company’s operating efficiency and reduce risk of data corruption or loss. He is responsible for productivity enhancement, defects, particle, and metal contamination reduction of Lam Etch/Deposition tools through advanced chamber materials and precision wet cleaning of chamber components for worldwide Lam customers, ensuring the company continues to forge ahead of competition and continue their tradition of innovation.
After earning a PhD from the Penn State University, Hong went on to complete postdoctoral and Research Professor in Materials Sciences & Engineering at University of Southern California. Prior to joining Lam Research, he was the Technical Director of Metal Etch at Applied Materials, Inc. for over 8 years. He has over 100 publications in referred journals and books in Electrochemistry, Corrosion Sciences & Technology, one book edited, over 100 national and international presentations, over 270 national and international patents in semiconductor IC industry, and over 500 specifications and best known methods (BKMs) in semiconductor equipment precision wet cleaning technology and applications. he is well-recognized as one of the world leading scientists on electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), applications, and data analysis, polarization resistance technique, electrochemical transient technologies, and their applications, advanced chamber materials for semiconductor Etch applications, and precision wet cleaning of semiconductor equipment components for defects, particle, and metal contamination reduction to improve semiconductor IC chip yield performance.
Dr. Shih is a member of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers and ECS, and resides in Santa Clara, California. In his spare time, he is an excellent ballroom dancer.
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