Diversity

Developing Successful Leaders

Developing Successful Leaders

At the recent Women in Technology International (WITI) Summit, Applied Materials hosted a session on what it takes to be a successful leader in the semiconductor and embedded systems industry. The session’s goal was to inspire and energize the all-female audience and provide valuable leadership development information they could implement immediately.
Celebrating Diversity in the Workplace

Celebrating Diversity in the Workplace

As a proud supporter of diversity and inclusion, and advocate for STEM careers, Applied Materials recently hosted female engineering students from Silicon Valley universities for a day of learning, growing and networking. Attendees heard from MIT alum and guest speaker Jennifer Hwang, a design verification manager for QuickLogic Corporation, along with a panel of Applied employees about exciting and rewarding career paths in engineering.
Applied Materials Celebrates Diversity

Applied Materials Celebrates Diversity

At Applied Materials we understand the value of global diversity and inclusion and we weave it into the fabric of our company. It is reflected in processes and day to day business practices and culture.  Recently the company held celebrations in California, Texas and Massachusetts to celebrate and raise awareness about the importance of diversity and inclusion.
Think Globally – Act Locally: Developing Talent in Asia

Think Globally – Act Locally: Developing Talent in Asia

Over the past three decades, Applied has established a significant presence in Asia and now has business operations with global and regional responsibilities in nine Asian countries. With more than 75 percent of revenues coming from customers in Asia, it is critical for Applied to attract and retain top talent to maintain our leadership edge and to meet rapid market expansion in this region.
From Shy Student to Semiconductor Success

From Shy Student to Semiconductor Success

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work at the front-lines of the world's leading edge technologies that are changing the way we live?  Applied Materials' Rozalia Beica was profiled in a recent issue of Minority Engineer Magazine, where she reflects on how she stumbled into a career in the semiconductor industry and found her true calling as an award-winning engineer and recognized expert in the field.
Thoughts on International Women's Day from a Woman in Tech

Thoughts on International Women's Day from a Woman in Tech

This year the International Women’s Day celebrates its 100th anniversary. Great strides have been made over these past 100 years in reaching gender equality: women’s right to vote or run for office are virtually universal, women’s participation on the workforce has increased and the percentage of women earning college degrees or higher have reached parity with men’s.The rate of progress of women’s rights in the US can be seen in the newly published Women in America report by the White House. Along with the good news, the document also highlights some of the challenges that still remain. The gender gap in earnings has narrowed but still remains, women continue to do most of the domestic chores on households where both wife and husband work and women are still under-represented in management positions as well as higher earning Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) occupations.