Applied Materials Hosts China’s Ministry of Science and Technology
Applied Materials hosted a delegation from China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) recently. Among the key topics discussed was the growing Chinese solar manufacturing industry and Applied’s role in supporting that growth through our Solar Technology Center in Xi’an, China and with our wafering and screen printing tools. The delegation also toured our photovoltaic (PV) Systems lab to understand the benefits of large scale modules in installation savings.
MoST also plays a critical role in helping to develop the new LED manufacturing industry in China. During the presentations, the delegation was able to understand LED manufacturing challenges and Applied Materials’ capabilities to help solve these challenges. Since LED brightness and yield are important to the industry, the delegation discussed the need for more robust standards to help build up quality across the supply chain. Applied Materials is developing solutions to help bridge that quality gap.