Applied Materials recently hosted a delegation from the Chungbuk Province, Korea, that included its Governor, Mr. Si-Jong Lee and its Ambassador and International Advisor, Mr. Dong-Hwan Choi.
This visit was part of the Governor's official trip to the United States that also included stops in New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles. The purpose of the trip was to promote US-Korea global investments and local industry, focusing primarily on the solar and bio-technology industries.
The delegation included the Governor's staff, Korea industry executives, and representatives from Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) which organized the trip.
While at Applied Materials the group met with company executives including Chris Bowers, group vice president, Corporate Initiatives and Charlie Pappis, group vice president and general manager, Applied Global Services, to discuss Applied Materials’ technology and presence in Korea as well as investment opportunities in the Chungbuk Province. Additionally, the delegation received a company overview and tour of the Maydan Technology Center – a state of the art semiconductor R&D facility.