As a firm believer in the power of the arts to transcend boundaries, open minds and captivate the imagination, Applied Materials is proud to support local arts and culture festivals, including the upcoming San Jose Jazz Summer Fest, the Luna Park Chalk Art Festival and Shakespeare in the Park.
The Applied Materials platforms that create our Integrated Materials Solution for cobalt have been industry workhorses for several decades, and the innovations being developed show they remain critical for the dimensional and materials scaling necessary to continue improving the power, performance and area/cost (PPAC) of chips.
As we wrap up 2016, it is an ideal time to reflect on the accomplishments of Applied teams around the world who have demonstrated a commitment to the company’s core value of operating with responsibility and integrity.
While the mainstay applications of the MEMS segment continue to be strong performers, 2016 saw a big push toward lots of new and potentially high-volume MEMS devices. This presents many exciting opportunities, but the challenges are plenty.