Accelerating the Innovation Pipeline

Sep172013

Applied Materials drives innovation in a variety of ways, including investing in internal R&D to continue to offer new products and technologies and collaborating with the world’s leading universities, research institutions, industry associations and consortia as well as government entities.

We’ve also developed internal programs to advance technology breakthroughs by encouraging and funding disruptive ideas that can accelerate product development.

In addition to these internal programs, Applied Ventures, Applied Materials’ wholly-owned subsidiary and venture capital arm  makes strategic investments in start-ups. Applied Ventures is dedicated to investing in technology companies that can advance or complement Applied Materials’ core expertise in precision materials engineering and that have the potential to deliver high growth and exceptional returns.

With a focus on business development opportunities and exploratory funding, Applied Ventures follows innovation wherever it happens across the world, and seeks to stimulate the growth of applications for semiconductors, displays, solar PV and related products and services.

Now in its 8th year, Applied Ventures has produced a successful track record of global investments that have included two IPOs as well as the acquisition of several portfolio companies, while playing a key role in driving Applied’s innovation pipeline.

Featured in the video are Applied Ventures’ Eileen Tanghal and Janet Wang of Adesto Technologies -a start-up focused on disruptive semiconductor memory technology and one of our portfolio companies - who discuss our collaboration and the important role Applied Ventures plays as a strategic corporate investor.

For more information on Applied Ventures’ philosophy as a corporate investor read a recent op-ed that was published in Global Corporate Venturing or visit the Applied Ventures web site.