I’m pleased to announce Applied Materials was once again named a World’s Most Ethical Company® by the Ethisphere Institute, a leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. Applied was recognized for the fourth consecutive year for continuing to foster a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company.
2014 marked an exciting and active year, where Applied Ventures closed four new investments in early stage technology companies. The most recent investment is RayVio Corporation, a solid state ultraviolet (SSUV) light emitting diode (LED) startup first developed at Boston University and backed by some of the world’s leading investors.
Our display survey revealed a consumer sentiment that should surprise no one: cracked mobile screens are a big problem worldwide. Applied is working closely with customers and others in the industry to develop manufacturing technologies that not only deliver high-quality, power-efficient mobile displays, but also enable more durable screens that can withstand being dropped and can better endure wear-and-tear over time.