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Washington, D.C. 20549
Current Report Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 3, 2008
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer Identification Number)
4650 Cushing Parkway
Fremont, California 94538

(Address of principal executive offices including zip code)
(510) 572-0200
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
See Item 8.01 below for information related to material definitive agreements entered into by Lam Research Corporation (the “Company”).
Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
(e) See Item 8.01 below for information related to compensation arrangements for certain executive officers of the Company.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
     As disclosed in the Company’s Form 10-K for the year ended June 24, 2007, filed on March 31, 2008, a special committee of the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Independent Committee”) concluded its voluntary internal review into the historical stock option granting process followed by the Company. As a result of that review and conclusions reached by the Company, on April 3, 2008, the Company filed a tender offer statement on Schedule TO with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The purpose of the tender offer is to amend certain misdated stock options, which vested after December 31, 2004 (“misdated options”) that had an exercise price which was less than the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the appropriate measurement date determined by the Independent Committee and the Company for financial accounting purposes. Employees eligible to participate in the tender offer will have the opportunity to increase the exercise price of these misdated options to the appropriate fair market value per share on the correct measurement date so as to avoid adverse tax consequences under Internal Revenue Code Section 409A and, as applicable, similar provisions of state law. In exchange for increasing the exercise price of these misdated options, the Company will agree to make a cash payment to employees participating in the tender offer in order to make employees whole for the incremental exercise price increase. The Company expects to amend up to 741,168 misdated options and to make aggregate cash compensation payments of $2,409,023 in January of 2009 pursuant to the tender offer.
     Although current Section 16 officers are generally not eligible to participate in the tender offer, Ernest E. Maddock, Abdi Hariri, Thomas J. Bondur and Martin B. Anstice are eligible to participate because they were not Section 16 officers on the dates the misdated options were granted to them. The Company expects to make cash payments and to amend misdated options to each of Messrs. Maddock, Hariri, Bondur and Anstice as illustrated in the table below:
        Number of Misdated   Expected
Name   Title   Options   Payment in Jan. 2009
Ernest E. Maddock
  Senior VP, Global Operations   31,850     $ 102,649
Abdi Hariri
  Group VP Customer Support Business Group   822     $ 411
Thomas Bondur
  Vice President, Global Field Operations   3,500     $ 12,180
Martin B. Anstice
  Senior VP, Chief Financial Officer
and Chief Accounting Officer
  849     $ 425    


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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: April 3, 2008
  By:      /s/ George M. Schisler, Jr.      
      George M. Schisler, Jr.     
      Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary