Patrick Lam - HoF

Summary : Patrick Lam was the first to build an equipment company in Asia, outside of Japan

Patrick Lam (2006) was the first to build an equipment company in Asia, outside of Japan

  • He showed how this region could lead, with ASM Pacific taking the top spot in the assembly equipment market
  • His strategy was unique to chip making equipment:
    • Be as vertically integrated as possible
    • Rely on local low-cost Asian manufacturing to gain a cost advantage
    • Avoid the leading edge and sell good-enough at very good prices
  • ASM Pacific went on to develop an impressive array of technical capability

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