Trade Shows: Badwater Ultramarathon or Opportunities?

Trade Shows: Badwater Ultramarathon or Opportunities?

Trade shows can be exhausting! If you’ve ever worked one you can relate. Countless hours spent in back-to-back meetings, working the booth and attending conference sessions. It all seems to rival an endurance race. Think Badwater Ultramarathon…on a bad day!
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OLEDs and LEDs – What’s the Difference?

As countries look for ways to reduce their carbon footprints, lighting, which uses nearly 20% of the world’s energy, has become a key target — and increasingly solid state lighting (both LED and OLED-based) is being explored as an energy-efficient answer. We’ve all heard about LEDs, but what about OLEDs? Both generate light using semiconductor technology, use less energy and are typically longer lasting than the incandescent or gas filled bulbs they are slated to replace: but that is where the resemblance stops.
Solar Energy in China

Solar Energy in China

Applied Materials' Chairman and CEO Mike Splinter met with several high level government officials on his recent trip to China. He met with the Minister of Commerce, Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and senior members of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the National Energy Administration (NEA) to engage the Chinese leadership on policy initiatives that would expand the deployment of solar energy in China.
The New Currency: Electricity

The New Currency: Electricity

Across the globe, lack of access to electricity creates a cycle of poverty that is difficult to break. According to the International Energy Agency, 1.6 billion people are without access to electricity in the world – mostly in poor, rural areas.
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We Support the Rainforests Project

Applied Materials supports The Prince of Wales' Rainforests Project's call for emergency action to help combat climate change by addressing rainforest destruction. Join this urgent challenge; to add your name to this cause, please add it below or visit the project's web site.
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Botox and Electricity Transmission

In conversations about utility scale renewable energy, I'm consistently running into the same three misperceptions. #1: Renewable energy requires new transmission. When utilities and policy makers think large scale renewable energy, they think first about wind and concentrating solar thermal. For utility scale generation, both technologies have had a head start versus solar PV (and, therefore, are more top-of-mind). But