Applied Materials CEO to be Honored with Prestigious SIA Noyce Award

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The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced that Applied Materials Chairman and CEO, Mike Splinter, is this year’s recipient of the Robert N. Noyce Award for his outstanding achievements and leadership in support of the U.S. semiconductor industry.

This award represents the semiconductor industry’s highest honor, and celebrates the memory of Robert Noyce, co-inventor of the integrated circuit and co-founder of Fairchild Semiconductor, Intel Corporation and the SIA. Dr. Noyce was a visionary, entrepreneur and industry statesman whose work propelled a technological revolution and inspired generations of scientists and engineers. The award will be formally presented to Mike at the annual SIA Award Dinner on November 7, 2013.

"The Robert N. Noyce Award recognizes exceptional leadership within our industry and nominations come from an elite group of leaders, SIA’s Board of Directors and Members," said Brian Toohey, President & CEO, SIA. "Our Board carefully considers and votes on the nominees based on a number of criteria, including overall contributions to the U.S. semiconductor industry, leadership and outstanding innovation. It is our pleasure to award Mike Splinter with the industry’s highest honor. Mike is an innovator, a leader and a steadfast champion for our industry and we look forward to formally recognizing him at SIA’s Annual Award Dinner in November."

Mike is a 40-year veteran of the semiconductor industry and built his first transistor at the ripe young age of 18. He was named president and CEO of Applied Materials and a member of the board of directors in 2003, and became chairman of the board in 2009. Under his leadership, Applied has set new company records for revenue and profits and remains an innovation powerhouse.

 "I am humbled and honored to receive this award and join a celebrated group of innovators whose accomplishments shaped the semiconductor industry," said Mike Splinter. "Semiconductor technology has had a transformative impact on almost every form of human activity. As the world goes mobile, the pace of innovation continues to accelerate and the opportunities for our industry have never been greater."

On behalf of all Applied Materials employees worldwide, we congratulate Mike on this well-deserved recognition.