Tim Archer

CEO, Lam Research


Timothy M. Archer is president and chief executive officer at Lam Research. During his tenure as CEO, he has driven revenue growth of more than 50%* and an EPS increase of more than 85%*. He joined the company in 2012 following its acquisition of Novellus Systems, Inc. (“Novellus”) when he began serving as Lam’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. He was later promoted to president and chief operating officer, and then president and chief executive officer in December 2018.

Tim currently serves on the International Board of Directors for SEMI, the global industry association representing the electronics manufacturing and design supply chain. From 2020 to 2022, he served as chairman of the board for the National Consortium for Graduate Engineering Degrees for Minorities (GEM): a nonprofit organization in the U.S. that is dedicated to increasing the participation of underrepresented groups in engineering and science at the master’s and doctoral levels.

Prior to joining Lam, Tim had an 18-year tenure at Novellus where he served as the company’s COO, and held other executive positions supporting worldwide sales, marketing, customer satisfaction, and product and business development. He began his career at Tektronix, Inc. in 1989, developing processes for high-speed bipolar integrated circuits.

Tim completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Business and earned his B.S. degree in applied physics from the California Institute of Technology.

*Calendar year 2018 compared to calendar year 2021


Increasing speed and scale to deliver on the future of specialty technologies.

Specialty technologies are ubiquitous – an essential connection between our physical and digital worlds. Poised to play an even bigger role in how we live and interact every day, it’s critical to accelerate device development and improve high volume manufacturing. However, as one of the most technically and geographically fragmented market segments, achieving greater speed and scale is challenging. It’s time to leverage the latest innovations including more advanced, application specific tools, virtual process development, and Equipment Intelligent® capabilities in the specialty technologies market to deliver on the future of a smaller, more connected world.


10:25 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

Thursday Plenary Session AM

CEO, Lam Research

Speed and scale for the future of speciality technologies... more info