Registration Statement

As filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 21, 2012

Registration No. 333-        





Washington, D.C. 20549










(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   94-2634797

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

4650 Cushing Parkway

Fremont, California

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)

Savings Plus Plan, Lam Research 401(k)

(Full title of the plan)

Sarah A. O’Dowd

Group Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Lam Research Corporation

4650 Cushing Parkway

Fremont, California 94538

(Names and address of agent for service)

(510) 572-0200

(Telephone number, including area code, of agent for service)



Copy to:

Timothy G. Hoxie, Esq.

Jones Day

555 California Street, 26th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94104

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.


Large Accelerated filer   x    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)    Smaller reporting company   ¨






Title of Securities to be


to be
Registered (1)
Offering Price
Per Share (2)


Offering Price (2)


Amount of

Registration Fee

Common Stock, par value $0.001 per share (3)

  3,000,000   $36.435   $109,305,000.00   $14,909.20




(1) Pursuant to Rule 416 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), this Registration Statement also covers any additional securities that become held under the Savings Plus Plan, Lam Research 401(k) (the “Plan”) and related trust in connection with any stock split, stock dividend or similar transaction.
(2) Determined solely for purposes of calculating the registration fee pursuant to Rule 457(c) and (h). The proposed maximum offering price per share, proposed maximum aggregate offering price and the amount of the registration fee are based on $36.435, which is the average of the high and low prices for the Registrant’s Common Stock on December 17, 2012, as quoted on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.
(3) In addition, pursuant to Rule 416(c) under the Securities Act, this registration statement also covers an indeterminate amount of interests to be offered and sold pursuant to the Plan.




Explanatory Note

This Registration Statement covers interests in the Plan and shares of Common Stock of the Registrant which may be purchased by the Plan in the open market on behalf of Plan participants. No new shares are being issued in connection with this Registration Statement.


Information Required in the Section 10(a) Prospectus

The information called for in Part I of Form S-8 is not being filed with or included in this Form S-8 (by incorporation by reference or otherwise) in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”).


Information Required in the Registration Statement

Item 3. Incorporation of Documents by Reference

The following documents filed with the Commission by the Registrant are incorporated herein by reference:


  (a) The Registrant’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 24, 2012 filed with the Commission on August 22, 2012;


  (b) The Registrant’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 23, 2012, filed with the Commission on November 1, 2012;


  (c) The Registrant’s Current Reports on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on August 30, 2012, September 10, 2012, and November 2, 2012;


  (d) The description of Registrant’s Common Stock as set forth in the Registrant’s Registration Statement filed with the Commission on Form 8-B on April 11, 1990 and any amendment or report filed for the purpose of updating such description; and


  (e) The Plan’s Annual Report on Form 11-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 filed with the Commission on June 15, 2012.

All documents subsequently filed by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13(a), 13(c), 14 and 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and prior to the filing of a post-effective amendment which indicates that all securities offered hereby have been sold or which de-registers all securities then remaining unsold, shall be deemed to be incorporated by reference herein and to be a part hereof from the date of filing of such documents. The Registrant will not, however, incorporate by reference any documents or portions thereof that are not deemed “filed” with the Commission, including any information furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 or Item 7.01 of the Registrant’s Current Reports on Form 8-K unless, and except to the extent, specified in such reports.

Any statement contained in a document incorporated or deemed to be incorporated by reference herein shall be deemed to be modified or superseded for purposes of this Registration Statement to the extent that a statement contained herein or in any subsequently filed document which also is deemed to be incorporated by reference herein modifies or supersedes such statement. Any such statement so modified or superseded shall not be deemed, except as so modified or superseded, to constitute a part of this Registration Statement.

Item 4. Description of Securities

Not Applicable.

Item 5. Interests of Named Experts and Counsel


Item 6. Indemnification of Directors and Officers

Section 145 of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware (the “DGCL”) generally provides that all directors and officers (as well as other employees and agents of the corporation) may be indemnified against expenses (including attorneys’ fees), judgments, fines and amounts paid in settlement in connection with certain specified actions, suits or proceedings, whether civil, criminal, administrative or investigative (other than an action by or in the right of the corporation), if they acted in good faith and in a manner they reasonably believed to be in or not opposed to the best interests of the corporation, and, with respect to any criminal action or proceeding, had no reasonable cause to believe their conduct was unlawful. A similar standard of care is applicable in the case of derivative actions in which the action is by or in the right of the corporation, except that indemnification extends only to expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred in connection with defense or settlement of an action, and the DGCL requires court approval before there can be any indemnification where the person seeking indemnification has been found liable to the corporation. Section 145 of the DGCL also provides that the rights conferred thereby are not exclusive of any other right to which any person may be entitled under any bylaw, agreement, vote of stockholders or disinterested directors or otherwise, and permits a corporation to advance expenses to or on behalf of a director or officer upon receipt of an undertaking to repay the amounts advanced if it is determined that the person is not entitled to be indemnified.

As permitted by Section 102(b)(7) of the DGCL, the Registrant’s certificate of incorporation provides that no director shall be personally liable to the Registrant or its stockholders for monetary damages for breach of fiduciary duty as a director other than (i) for any breach of the director’s duty of loyalty to the Registrant and its stockholders, (ii) for acts or omissions not in good faith or which involve intentional misconduct or a knowing violation of law, (iii) under Section 174 of the DGCL regarding the liability of directors for the unlawful payment of dividends or the unlawful stock purchase or redemption and (iv) for any transaction from which the director derived an improper personal benefit.

Section 145 of the DGCL also permits a corporation to purchase and maintain insurance on behalf of any director, officer, employee or agent against any liability asserted against such person acting in his or her capacity, whether or not the corporation would have the power to indemnify such person against such liability. The Registrant provides liability insurance for directors and officers of Lam Research and its subsidiaries. The Registrant has additionally been authorized to enter into indemnification agreements with each of its Section 16 executive officers and directors, as described in the Registrant’s Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Commission on November 13, 2008 (File No. 000-12933), and the Registrant has entered into indemnification agreements with such individuals.

Item 7. Exemption from Registration Claimed

Not Applicable.

Item 8. Exhibits

The Exhibits listed on the accompanying Exhibit Index are filed as a part of, and incorporated by reference into, this Registration Statement.

The Registrant hereby undertakes that it has submitted the Plan to the Internal Revenue Service and has received a determination that the Plan is qualified in accordance with Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Registrant further undertakes to submit any amendments to the Plan to the Internal Revenue Service in a timely manner and to make all changes required by the Internal Revenue Service in order to maintain the qualification of the Plan.

Item 9. Undertakings

(a) The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes:

(1) To file, during any period in which offers or sales are being made, a post-effective amendment to this Registration Statement:

(i) To include any prospectus required by Section 10(a)(3) of the Securities Act;

(ii) To reflect in the prospectus any facts or events arising after the effective date of this Registration Statement (or the most recent post-effective amendment thereof) which, individually or in the aggregate, represent a fundamental change in the information set forth in this Registration Statement. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any increase or decrease in volume of securities offered (if the total dollar value of securities offered would not exceed that which was registered) and any deviation from the low or high end of the estimated maximum offering range may be reflected in the form of a prospectus filed with the Commission pursuant to Rule 424(b) if, in the aggregate, the changes in volume and price represent no more than a 20 percent change in the maximum aggregate offering price set forth in the “Calculation of Registration Fee” table in the effective registration statement; and

(iii) To include any material information with respect to the plan of distribution not previously disclosed in this Registration Statement or any material change to such information in this Registration Statement.

Provided, however, that paragraphs (a)(1)(i) and (a)(1)(ii) shall not apply if the information required to be included in a post-effective amendment by those paragraphs is contained in periodic reports filed with or furnished to the Commission by the Registrant pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act that are incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement.

(2) That, for the purpose of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each such post-effective amendment shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(3) To remove from registration by means of a post-effective amendment any of the securities being registered which remain unsold at the termination of the offering.

(b) The undersigned Registrant hereby undertakes that, for purposes of determining any liability under the Securities Act, each filing of the Registrant’s annual report pursuant to Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act (and, where applicable, each filing of an employee benefit plan’s annual report pursuant to Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act) that is incorporated by reference in this Registration Statement shall be deemed to be a new registration statement relating to the securities offered therein, and the offering of such securities at that time shall be deemed to be the initial bona fide offering thereof.

(c) Insofar as indemnification for liabilities arising under the Securities Act may be permitted to directors, officers and controlling persons of the Registrant pursuant to the foregoing provisions, or otherwise, the Registrant has been advised that in the opinion of the Commission such indemnification is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and is, therefore, unenforceable. In the event that a claim for indemnification against such liabilities (other than the payment by the Registrant of expenses incurred or paid by a director, officer, or controlling person of the Registrant in the successful defense of any action, suit or proceeding) is asserted by such director, officer or controlling person in connection with the securities being registered, the Registrant will, unless in the opinion of its counsel the matter has been settled by controlling precedent, submit to a court of appropriate jurisdiction the question whether such indemnification by it is against public policy as expressed in the Securities Act and will be governed by the final adjudication of such issue.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act of 1933, the Registrant certifies that it has reasonable grounds to believe that it meets all of the requirements for filing on Form S-8 and has duly caused this Registration Statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized, in the City of Fremont, State of California on this 21st day of December, 2012.



/s/ George M. Schisler, Jr.

  George M. Schisler, Jr.
  Vice President of General Legal Affairs


KNOW ALL PERSONS BY THESE PRESENTS, that each person whose signature appears below does hereby constitute and appoint Sarah A. O’Dowd and George M. Schisler, Jr., and each of them, with full power of substitution, such person’s true and lawful attorneys-in-fact and agents for such person in such person’s name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to sign any or all amendments (including post-effective amendments) to this Registration Statement on Form S-8 and to file the same, with all exhibits thereto, and other documents in connection therewith, with the Securities and Exchange Commission, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done in and about the premises in order to effectuate the same as fully, to all intents and purposes, as he, she or such person might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents may lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof.

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, this Registration Statement on Form S-8 has been signed by the following persons in the capacities and on the dates indicated.







/s/ Martin B. Anstice

Martin B. Anstice


President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

(Principal Executive Officer)

  December 21, 2012

/s/ Ernest E. Maddock

Ernest E. Maddock


Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and

Chief Accounting Officer

(Principal Financial Officer and

Principal Accounting Officer)

  December 21, 2012


Stephen G. Newberry


Chairman and Director



Eric K. Brandt




/s/ Michael R. Cannon

Michael R. Cannon



  December 21, 2012

/s/ Youssef A. El-Mansy

Youssef A. El-Mansy



  December 21, 2012

/s/ Christine Heckart

Christine Heckart



  December 21, 2012

/s/ Grant M. Inman

Grant M. Inman



  December 21, 2012

/s/ Catherine P. Lego

Catherine P. Lego



  December 21, 2012


Krishna Saraswat




/s/ William R. Spivey

William R. Spivey



  December 21, 2012


Abhijit Talwalkar





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Act, the trustee of the Savings Plus Plan, Lam Research 401(k) (or other persons who administer the employee benefit plan) has duly executed the Registration Statement on Form S-8 in the city of Fremont in the State of California, on December 21, 2012.


By:   /s/ George M. Schisler, Jr.
Name: George M. Schisler, Jr.
Company: Lam Research Corporation, as Administrator






4.1    Savings Plus Plan, Lam Research 401(k) (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to the Form S-8 filed by the Registrant on March 20, 2002 (File No. 333-84638))
5.1    Not applicable
23.1    Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm (Ernst & Young LLP)
23.2    Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm (Mohler, Nixon & Williams, Accountancy Corporation)
24.1    Power of Attorney (included on the signature page)