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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 [...]
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 [...]
Micron Technology, Inc. announced today that it has started thedeployment of the Applied Materials E3 framework within its 300mmfabrication facilities. Applied E3 is an integrated engineering system that allows sophisticated controlstrategies aimed at increasing product performance, raising productyield and improving quality. Applied Materials offers software packages for automating the operation of complex manufacturing environments. These [...]
Applied Materials’ Roll-to-Roll Technology was recently featured in Technology Review. Below is a brief excerpt of the article. Displays built out of plastic instead of glass would be a gadget lover’s dream: they’d be rugged and lightweight, and they should be inexpensive to make on "roll-to-roll" systems similar to those used for newsprint.But to develop [...]
Sydney, Australia-based BT Imaging (BTi), just announced a $3.8 million A2 funding round from Applied Ventures, the VC arm of Applied Materials (Nasdaq: AMAT) along with investors Allen & Buckeridge and Uniseed. BTi improves solar cell efficiency and manufacturing yields byapplying luminescence imaging to the manufacturing and testing ofsilicon wafers and solar cells. BTi’s luminescence-imaging [...]
Applied Materials had a strong quarter and beat guidance and WallStreet expectations driven by semiconductor, display and crystallinesilicon solar businesses. Results would have even been better if it weren’t for the the Energyand Environmental Solutions (EES) group restructuring plan that resulted in charges totaling $405 million. The Energy and EnvironmentalSolutions includes the amorphous silicon Sunfab [...]
The President of Applied Materials’ Solar division, Dr. Charlie Gay, isfeatured in a Q&A article in the August issue of the globalphotovoltaic business magazine, InterPV. The following is a brief except of the article. Applied Materials was founded in 1967 and has since become the leadingsupplier of manufacturing equipment to the semiconductor, display andmore recently, the [...]
During yesterday’s earnings call Applied Materials CEO Mike Splinterand CFO George Davis discussed the company’s third quarter results.Overall the company exceeded its third quarter guidance driven by strong results in our semiconductor, display and crystalline silicon solarbusinesses. A look at our Solar Business Net sales for the Energy and Environmental Solutions (EES) segmentwas $387 million [...]
Recently Applied Materials hosted seven members of the New DemocratCoalition to discuss key issues affecting the development of cleanenergy technology in the U.S. The New Democrat Coalition (called the“New Dems” for short) is a group of seventy House of RepresentativesDemocrats with a focus on pro-innovation and pro-growth policyobjectives. The group met with Applied Materials Chairman [...]
Applied Materials hosted a delegation of nine Bundestag (Germany’sParliament) Members in Santa Clara, California last week. The visit waspart of a familiarization trip to learn more about the company and ouroperations in Germany. Germany is home to several hundred Applied Materials employees andnumerous customers, not to mention being the largest economy within theEuropean Union (EU). [...]
Achieving sustainable manufacturing is a critical goal for leading technologycompanies driven by growing concerns about the environmental impact oftheir businesses and by increasingly stringent government regulationsand reporting requirements. Product sustainability extends not only totheir operations, but also to the products that they manufacture. At Applied Materials we design our products with the environment inmind. Our [...]
Applied Materials, the semiconductor equipmentgiant, said on Wednesday that it will exit the business for makingequipment for thin film solar panels and cut about 500 workers. It’s the end of a saga. Applied jumped into the amorphous siliconsolar business in 2006 through acquisitions and talked about ultimatelycreating factories that would produce gigawatts worth of solar [...]
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