Lam Capital joins Emerald’s industrial transformation fund as a limited partner

Zürich, Switzerland: Lam Capital, the venture group of semiconductor equipment manufacturer Lam Research Corporation, has joined Emerald’s industrial transformation fund as a limited partner (LP). It is the first venture group of a semiconductor company to join Emerald as an LP, signifying Emerald’s deepening role as a force for transformation in the sectors at the foundation of the global economy.

Emerald plans to help Lam Capital pursue partnerships with startups that have a high potential to positively impact sustainability and develop disruptive process and equipment technologies in semiconductor manufacturing. This includes:

  • Digital: Efficiency-improving software solutions to optimize system design, performance, and maintenance
  • Advanced Materials: novel semiconductor processing and electronic materials
  • Waste Treatment and Recovery: recovery, purification, and reuse of process chemistries, and minimization of liquid waste streams
  • Energy Efficiency: novel solutions to reduce carbon intensity of semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment

Emerald works closely with Lam Capital for technology landscaping, innovation partner identification and assessment, and investment activities particularly in North America and the European Union. Emerald and Lam Capital will seek opportunities to leverage semiconductor and semiconductor-related technologies for broader societal impact, and source novel sustainable technologies from diverse industries to address emerging challenges in semiconductor manufacturing.

About Emerald Technology Ventures

Emerald is a globally recognized venture capital firm building a sustainable future at the crossroads of industry and technology. Founded in 2000, it is a pioneer in open innovation, providing multi-national corporations with rich deal flow and insight in the sectors and markets of tomorrow. Emerald manages and advises assets of over €1 billion from its offices in Zurich, Toronto and Singapore. The firm is dedicated to tackling big challenges in climate change and sustainability via over 500 venture transactions and five third-party investment mandates, including loan guarantees to over 100 start-ups.


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