Five years ago, the East Bay Economic Development Alliance created a showcase for innovation that perfectly conveys the unique local ecosystem’s nurturing of transformative ideas and products. The East Bay Innovation Awards honors competitors in nine different categories including clean tech, engineering and design, life sciences, and advanced manufacturing.

Advanced manufacturing is the backbone of our local economy and is a category that we covet. Therefore, we were thrilled to see Lam Research, an anchor tenant in the Fremont Innovation District, take home this prestigious award. Lam’s local operations, present in both Fremont and Livermore, focuses on the designing, engineering, and manufacturing of semiconductor chip process equipment. Lam joins two other Fremont companies that are both past winners in this category, Tesla and Boehringer Ingleheim.

Congratulations to Lam Research and to the other impressive winners who are featured in this five-minute mini-documentary.