AI is one of the most exciting and most pervasive inflections to happen in our lifetime. But it is challenging the entire design ecosystem – from materials to systems – in a way that we haven’t experienced before.
Back in July, Applied Materials announced that we’d been selected by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop technology for AI. At the core of this project are the efforts of Applied Materials, Arm and Symetrix to develop a correlated electron switch. This of course begs the question, “what the heck is a correlated electron?”
Applied Materials recently hosted top-tier bio-entrepreneurs from San Francisco’s QB3 incubator to explore opportunities for coupling great science with great engineering to create innovations in life science.
Given the inherently complex nature of semiconductor manufacturing, chip makers are increasingly using automated software systems to make fabs more intelligent and responsive, with the ultimate goal of improving productivity and yield.
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.