Keynote address by Dr. David Lam: "Marketing Strategies for High Tech Start-ups" : MIT Club event 11/10, 7pm, Palo Alto

Alissa M. Fitzgerald amf at
Fri Oct 28 17:28:52 PDT 2005

Dear Labmembers,
Use the lampoly etcher?  Come meet the Silicon Valley icon whose company
builds it.
This event is *open to the public.*  Follow the links below to register.

MIT Club of Northern California 

Semiconductor Entrepreneurship Series presents:


"Marketing Strategies for High Tech Start-ups" 

A Keynote Talk by Dr. David K. Lam


Date:  Thursday, November 10, 2005

Event Time: 7:00 p.m.

Registration/Networking: begins at 6:30PM

Venue: Cooley Godward LLP

Location: 3175 Hanover Street, Palo Alto, CA  94306


Contact: edk at

Cost: $20 preregistration/$30 at the door (includes food/beverage)


Online registration at:


Dr. David K. Lam, founder of Lam Research Corp. and industry luminary, is an
investor and adviser for high tech start-ups. He will present a keynote
address on the challenges facing early-stage ventures in marketing their
very first product. The talk will describe perilous temptations to which
many entrepreneurs fall prey in marketing a new product, and superior
strategies that can be used to successful fight the marketing battle.
Examples will be drawn from semiconductor equipment companies and other
ventures. Be forewarned that some recommendations fly in the face of
conventional wisdom and are counter-intuitive.


Keynote Speaker Biography:

David Lam founded Lam Research in 1980. Under his guidance as CEO, the
company introduced the industry's first fully-automated plasma etching
system for semiconductor manufacturing. Lam Research went public in 1984 and
has since become a global leader in semiconductor capital equipment. In
recent years, Lam has served as chairman of the David Lam Group, which
invests and advises emerging technology companies. 

Lam serves as chairman of the board of private companies, including
Multibeam, Microfabrica, and Qcept. In addition to his corporate experience,
Lam was appointed by former President George 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 was
an advisor to President Bob Caret of the California State University at San
Jose and served on the Visiting Committee of MIT. 

Lam graduated from the University of Toronto with a bachelor's degree in
engineering physics, and holds Master's and doctoral degrees in chemical
engineering from MIT. He worked for Texas Instruments, Xerox, and
Hewlett-Packard, before founding Lam Research.

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