The Applied Materials Solar Car Smackdown $AMAT

Applied Materials employees used a bit of engineering and sun power to raise money for the Capital Area Food Bank in Austin, Texas. The thirdannual Solar Car Race, challenges engineering teams to compete for thefastest solar car design. Employees pay a fee to enter and provide funds in a variety of ways to supporttheir favorite […] Read more

Yingli Recognizes Applied’s Technology and Service with Special Award $YGE

Yingli Green Energy granted Applied Materials its "Special Contribution Award" forexcellence in optimizing the efficiency and productivity of its solarphotovoltaic (PV) cell manufacturing operations in Baoding, Hebeiprovince, China. Applied Materials was one of only two equipmentmanufacturers among Yingli’s 200 suppliers to win this prestigiousaward. This was the highest honor given to Yingli’s business partnersduring its […] Read more

Applied Materials Enables Display Innovations

I am in Makuhari, Japan just outside of Tokyo this week for the FPD International/Green Devices 2010 show, running from Nov 10-12. Applied Materials’ theme at this year’s showis “Display Innovations for a Visual World” and the objective is todemonstrate our technology leadership in thin film transistor liquidcrystal displays (TFT-LCD) and emerging displays. The incrediblenew […] Read more

Applied Materials Honored with DiversityFIRST Award $AMAT

Applied Materials’ vice president of Global Operations Manufacturing, RickGesing (center), accepts 2010 Corporate DiversityFIRST Award. Last week I had the pleasure of accepting on behalf of Applied Materials the 2010 Corporate DiversityFIRST Award from the Texas Diversity Council. The recognition was for Applied Materials’ commitment to diversity awareness and inclusion. The diversity program and workshops […] Read more

Schwarzenegger, Cameron Debut “No on Prop 23″ Ad at Applied Materials

Today, Applied Materials’ R&D campus—home to one of the largestcorporate solar installations in the nation—served as the backdrop forthe debut of the newest ad for the “No on Proposition 23” campaign. Thead was introduced in a webcast this afternoon by Tom Steyer, CampaignCo-Chair (far left), California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (center), and "Avatar” movie director James […] Read more

Applied Ventures: 5 Years of Active Corporate Cleantech Investing

I am pleased to share with you an update on Applied Ventures as we celebrate our fund’s fifth anniversary. Over these past fiveyears, we have had the privilege of investing more than $100 milliondollars in 27 companies, mostly in cleantech, making us one of the mostactive investors in the space. We have been delighted to […] Read more

Applied Materials Receives IC Industry Award

I am very pleased to report that for the second time this year, AppliedMaterials was honored for our breakthrough iSYS subfab technology,receiving the EuroAsia IC Industry Subsystems & Components Award, presented last week at the SEMICON Europa show in Dresden. In July, iSYS was named Sustainable Technology of the Year by Semiconductor Equipment and Materials […] Read more

Applied Materials Makes List of America’s Greenest Companies $AMAT

NEWSWEEK has published its second “Green Ranking” of the largestpublicly traded companies in the U.S. and Applied Materials is in the #8 spot. Last year we were thrilled to find ourselves at #9 in theinaugural list. See the 2010 list at NEWSWEEK and its partners, MSCI ESG Research (a leading source of environmental, social, and […] Read more

Applied Materials: NO on Prop 23 $AMAT

One of the most hotly contested items on this year’s California ballot isProposition 23, an initiative aimed at suspending the State’s landmarkAB 32 law (the Global Warming Solutions Act). Prop 23 is being touted as a "jobs initiative," but the real thrust ofthe proposition is to suspend AB 32 until unemployment reaches a levelof 5.5% […] Read more

Applied Materials at Solar Power International 2010 $AMAT

Applied Materials is participating in this year’s Solar Power International 2010 (SPI) which is touted as North America’s largest business-to-businesssolar event, running from Oct 12-14th in Los Angeles, California. As the world’s largest supplier of crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cellmanufacturing equipment, Applied Material has been a major contributorto the worldwide 2010 cell manufacturing capacity expansion. […] Read more

Applied Nanotech Receives DOE Grant

Applied Nanotech Holdings Inc. has been awarded a $1.6 million Phase III SBIR grant from the U.S.Department of Energy (DOE) to establish a pilot production facility tomanufacture and commercialize its proprietary ink materials for theapplication of metallic conductor layers on thin silicon solar cells.This Phase III funding is part of the $57 million Xlerator program […] Read more

Applied Materials Named to InformationWeek 500 $AMAT

We are very pleased to share that Applied Materials was honored this weekas one of the top technology innovators in America earning a spot on the 2010 InformationWeek 500 list. Making this list is a significantachievement because it identifies the nation’s most innovative users ofbusiness technology, and this is the fifth year in a row […] Read more

Applied Materials Hosts China’s MoST

Applied Materials hosted a delegation from China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) recently. Among the key topics discussed was thegrowing Chinese solar manufacturing industry and Applied’s role insupporting that growth through our Solar Technology Center in Xi’an, China and with our wafering and screen printing tools. Thedelegation also toured our photovoltaic (PV) Systems lab […] Read more

Green IT at Applied Materials $AMAT

Green Information Technology (IT) is a critical part of AppliedMaterials’ greenhouse gas reduction efforts. What started as a modestprogram in 2007 has evolved into an integral part of every IT projectand investment decision including data center optimization, desktop anddevice improvements and remote collaboration tools. The Data Center Applied Materials has substantially reduced the energy required […] Read more