Why is Silicon Valley the world center for innovation? How does innovation continue to thrive there? How do you create and maintain an innovative culture? Why is San Francisco becoming so attractive to startups?
Innovation is the life-blood of any successful technology company and is naturally embedded in the DNA of Applied Materials as we contribute to moving the semiconductor industry forward. In order to stay innovative, you need to build and sustain an intellectually vibrant culture of open innovation with passionate people that bring fresh ideas and different perspectives.
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 a fast-moving world, disruptive technological change is a constant, and for most companies, one of the central challenges of the coming decades will be how to innovate fast enough to stay ahead of customer needs
I’m delighted to share that Applied Materials is being recognized by the renowned engineering authority IEEE with the 2013 Corporate Innovation Award for the company’s leadership in innovative plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition technology for flat panel display manufacturing.
The Applied Materials blog is celebrating President's Day with a look at the "Mount Rushmore" of past presidents and the impact they had directly on invention, technology advancements and innovation, and the amazing discoveries that took place during their time in office.
These days, staying connected to the ones you love or work with is as easy as the touch of a button and the swipe of your finger. It’s hard to image a time without cell phones, without Wi-Fi or god forbid Facebook, let alone the internet all together. Today we have more than 5 billion internet-connected devices, with an expected 22 billion by 2020. And we owe it in part to the ingenuity of two young academics at UCLA and Stanford Research Institute (SRI) who back in 1969 connected two computers for the first time, sparking what would lead to today’s age of connectivity as we now know it and changing the way we live and play.
I am always amazed at the ingenuity and passion on display at the annual Tech Awards, presented by Applied Materials. And, last night’s Gala in Silicon Valley, a benefit for the Tech Museum, was not a disappointment.
Fifteen Tech Laureates from five countries explained their unique remedies to global problems including access to safe drinking water, the lack of financial services in India, failing education systems, and health care inequality. Solutions included a solar powered water ATM, a voice-based knowledge system accessed via mobile phones, and an alphabet-teaching puppet with its own television show!
One is improving the efficiency of first aid delivery in the event of mass casualties. Another is fighting the proliferation of counterfeit drugs and untested medical devices in emerging countries through a mobile RFID-based system. And, a third is dedicated to promoting dental health among children who don’t have knowledge of daily brushing techniques and benefits.
They aren’t medical professionals with years of experience but high school students from Shanghai, China who won the Applied Materials Future Science Stars competition this spring.
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.
The Wall Street Journal has released the results of the Patent Board's annual rankings of Semiconductor Industry's leaders by technology strength. Applied Materials ranked #1 among all equipment suppliers and #14 in the semiconductor industry overall.