Announcing our IT Supplier of the Year

Maintaining a robust IT infrastructure capable of supporting the rapidly changing semiconductor and display industries is an ever increasing challenge. As part of Applied’s strategy to help employees better communicate and collaborate, and be more productive, we've leveraged a number of advanced IT technologies throughout our organization – both employee-facing and in the back-end. Central to our efforts has been our close collaboration with Cisco.

Hari Jayaram (right), Applied Materials VP of Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions and Support, presents the IT Supplier of the Year award to Sylvain Tremblay (left), VP of Commercial Sales at Cisco.

Cisco's partnership, support and continuous delivery of new innovations have earned the company the first Applied Materials IT Supplier of the Year Award. The award recognizes Cisco’s role as a strategic IT supplier that excels at enabling employee productivity, collaboration and innovation. Utilizing a variety of Cisco technology, Applied’s network architecture has evolved into a strategic platform capable of supporting a dynamic business ecosystem.

Commenting on the award, Jay Kerley, Group Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Applied said, “From foundational data center, LAN, WAN and infrastructure technologies to next-generation voice and video conferencing capabilities, Cisco has been a model partner. Cisco engages with us very closely to drive new capabilities into our environment. They understand our roadmap, listen to our feedback and aggressively work to resolve issues when they arise.”

“Customers want business outcomes delivered faster than ever before,” said Tim Gruver, Sr. Director, Enterprise Solutions Office at Cisco. “Digitization is key to making that happen and Cisco delivers the world-class capabilities needed to get there. We are excited to help customers like Applied Materials digitize processes and experiences rapidly and efficiently, and we are honored by this recognition.”

The Applied Materials IT Supplier of the Year Award recognizes an IT supplier who has excelled across a variety of performance criteria and had a strategic business impact. Suppliers interested in learning more about the award should reach out to their IT contact at Applied Materials.


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