We are pleased to announce that two products from the Applied Materials SunFab Thin Film group have made the short-list for the 2010 Solar Industry Awards. These awards were created to recognize products and services which will develop innovative manufacturing techniques and products which have the potential to change the way we live.
The Aspen Ideas Festival has been an amazing opportunity to see what some of the greatest minds in the world are doing to help the world innovate and progress. Applied Materials’ focus was on how our high-tech manufacturing has the potential to re-energize the U.S. manufacturing sector (watch Applied Materials Chairman and CEO Mike Splinter’s talk here). Other topics discussed have ranged from encouraging consumers to be green to redefining the purpose and goals of higher education.
Some are doubting that Silicon Valley still has the drive to change the world as we have in the past. I was just part of a story on the PBS Newshour related to this topic, where as a contrast, Applied Materials was highlighted for the innovation we’ve delivered with our SunFab PV technology, which leverages our semiconductor heritage to focus on this large-scale solar opportunity.
The solar team kicked off the week at the Solar Power Conference by hosting a photovoltaic (PV) Systems User Group workshop with our SunFab customers. Held the day ahead of the Solar Power conference, based on feedback it was a total success!
Applied Materials chairman and CEO Mike Splinter met with the Honorable Claudio Scajola, Italian Minister of Economic Development, at the company’s research and development campus in California on Friday for a demonstration of the Applied SunFab panel, the world's largest and most powerful solar panel.
We’ve talked about the economic and environmental benefits of local solar ecosystems before on this blog, but even the best team can benefit from the experience of others, wherever they’re located. When it comes to making anything work better, collective wisdom is a powerful tool.
Applied Ventures recently hosted the Cleantech Special Interest Group (SIG), a cadre of cleantech investors, entrepreneurs, thought leaders and Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media.
The group toured Applied's facility and viewed the Sunfab PECVD tool chamber, the world’s most powerful solar glass module as well as got a peek at the AKT Gen 10 display glass – the largest in production today.
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations (center) stands in front of the world's largest thin film solar panel (5.7m2) manufactured by Applied Materials' SunFab production line during a visit to the company's SunFab Solar Module Reliability Testing facility on Saturday. Mr.