Lam Research Corporation Appoints Dr. Y.B. Koh to Board of Directors

FREMONT, Calif., May 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Lam Research Corp. (Nasdaq:LRCX), an advanced manufacturer of semiconductor equipment, today announced that Dr. Young Bum Koh has joined the company's board of directors effective as of May 10, 2017. Dr. Koh held many executive positions at Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd in South Korea. Prior to his most recent position as Advisor until December 2016, he served from December 2011 to December 2013 as Executive Vice President, Head of the Mechatronics R&D Center; from January 2010 to July 2011 as Executive Vice President, Head of the Manufacturing Operation Center, LCD Business; and from January 2004 to June 2007 as Senior Vice President, Head of Manufacturing Technology Center, Memory Business. Dr. Koh also served as Executive Vice President and President of Samsung Austin Semiconductor LLC located in Texas from August 2007 to December 2009.

"We are honored to welcome Dr. Koh as a Director of Lam Research," said Stephen G. Newberry, chairman of Lam Research. "Dr. Koh brings to the Lam Research board substantial high technology operations knowledge and expertise built over the course of his distinguished career. His intimate understanding of the semiconductor industry paired with his international leadership experience in research, development and manufacturing will be a tremendous asset in our boardroom.”

About Lam Research

Lam Research Corp. (Nasdaq:LRCX) is a trusted global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. Lam's broad portfolio of market-leading deposition, etch, and clean solutions helps customers achieve success on the wafer by enabling device features that are 1,000 times smaller than a grain of sand, resulting in smaller, faster, more powerful, and more power-efficient chips. Through collaboration, continuous innovation, and delivering on commitments, Lam is transforming atomic-scale engineering and enabling its customers to shape the future of technology. Based in Fremont, Calif., Lam Research is a Nasdaq-100 Index® and S&P 500® company whose common stock trades on the Nasdaq Global Select Market℠ under the symbol LRCX. For more information, please visit www.lamresearch.com. (LRCX-B)

CONTACT: Company Contact:  Kerry Farrell Media Inquires 1-510-572-3175 email: kerry.farrell@lamresearch.com  Satya Kumar Investor Relations 1-510-572-1615 email: investor.relations@lamresearch.com

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