Lam Research Corporation (NASDAQ: LRCX) today announced that Christine Heckart has joined the company’s board of directors. Currently serving as chief marketing officer (CMO) at NetApp, Inc., a leading provider of data storage and management solutions, Heckart has developed innovative business strategies and driven growth in this capacity—as well as in her previous executive leadership positions at Microsoft Corp. and Juniper Networks, Inc.

“I am pleased to welcome Christine as the newest member of the Lam Research board of directors,” stated James W. Bagley, chairman of Lam Research. “She has a unique combination of business expertise and technology industry experience at both the consumer and business-to-business levels. In addition to an extensive marketing background, Christine has executive experience in management, business development and product planning. She will be an excellent addition to our board.”

Heckart’s accomplishments while in her current role as CMO at NetApp include introducing a new global integrated marketing model to increase the organization’s impact to the business while also overseeing one of the company's largest product launches. Prior to her position at NetApp, Heckart served as general manager in Microsoft’s TV, video and music business. Before that, she led global marketing at Juniper Networks, a networking technology leader, and was president at TeleChoice Inc., a global marketing consulting firm. She has received the 2009 Woman at Microsoft Women’s Leadership Award and the prestigious 2004 American Business Stevie Award for best marketing team while at Juniper. Heckart is also the author of The Guide to Frame Relay Networking and co-author of ATM for Dummies. She holds a degree in economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Lam Research Corporation is a major provider of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the world's semiconductor industry. Lam's common stock trades on The NASDAQ Global Select Market SM under the symbol LRCX. Lam Research is a NASDAQ-100 (R) company. For more information, visit .

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