U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Applied Materials in Austin, Texas today to tour one of our semiconductor manufacturing lines and deliver remarks on making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing.
Applied Materials has once again rallied employees for the company’s Annual Food Drive. With a history of more than 30 years of community involvement, Applied runs one of the largest corporate food drives in North America where employees join together to donate time, food and funds to make a difference in the community.
Applied Materials President Gary Dickerson and Kathy Jackson, Chief Executive Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties kicked off the 2012 Applied Materials Food Drive at the company headquarters in Santa Clara, CA by donating more than 8,000 pounds of food.
Applied Materials is deeply saddened by the passing of Gary Fazzino on Tuesday evening after a long battle with cancer. Gary joined Applied Materials as Vice President, Government Affairs in July 2009 after a long and successful career at Hewlett-Packard Company. In addition to serving as a government affairs executive in the private sector, Gary was a dedicated public servant in Palo Alto, serving on the City Council from 1977 to 1981 and from 1989 to 2002. He was elected Mayor of Palo Alto in 1992 and again in 1999.
The May 2012 issue of WIRED Magazine features one of Applied Materials’ semiconductor manufacturing systems used to manufacture cutting-edge chips found in today’s electronics. The ‘How it Works’ article illustrates how we can sculpt transistors atom-by-atom.
Applied has been recognized for the second consecutive year with Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award, for the company’s significant contributions providing Intel with semiconductor manufacturing equipment and support services, deemed essential to Intel’s success.
Applied Materials was named among Technology Review’s 2012 TR50, which lists the world's 50 most innovative companies, for the third consecutive year. Applied is recognized for “helping lower the cost of solar power through a new innovative manufacturing system that allows solar producers to increase the output and efficiency of their cells.”
The Applied Materials family was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Steve Appleton, Micron Chairman and CEO. Applied Materials would like to send its condolences to Steve’s family and the entire Micron Technology team. His leadership in the technology industry has always been admired and Steve will be greatly missed.
Special Blog Post By: Alisa Tantraphol, Corporate & Foundation Relations Manager, Second Harvest Food Bank.
Anyone else stepping into the role of Food & Fund Drive Coordinator at Applied Materials would have found it daunting to inherit a drive that raised more than $850,000 for Second Harvest last year. Luckily, Nancy Nielsen is no stranger to corporate philanthropy. In addition to a wealth of experience from places like Harvard, the New York Times, and McKinsey & Co., her impressive resume includes seven years as the Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility at Pfizer.
Last August, Applied Materials hired Nancy to manage community involvement activities for Global Community Affairs. Less than six months into her role at Applied, Nancy has already proven herself as one of the hardest working food & fund drive coordinators toiling on behalf of the nearly quarter of a million clients relying on Second Harvest for food every month.
At the 42nd World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Applied Materials hosted an intimate panel discussion on ‘The Innovation Economy – How Nations Can Embrace the Challenges and Capitalize on Opportunities.’ On the panel were Mike Splinter, Chairman and CEO of Applied Materials, Susan Hockfield, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist. The discussion centered on several key points including how emerging technologies, government policies and education are changing the way we live and reshaping the global economy – and what it takes for the U.S. to be competitive in today’s world. The panel discussion was moderated by Poppy Harlow, CNNMoney.com anchor.
In his weekly editorial, New York Times columnist and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, Tom Friedman, discusses the "orchestration" leadership required to maximize U.S. competitiveness. In addition to describing the gap between the way C.E.O.’s in America and politicians look at the world, Friedman outlines ways America can thrive and compete in today’s world and quotes Applied Materials C.E.O., Mike Splinter. Below is a short excerpt of the article.
"Mike Splinter, the C.E.O. of Applied Materials, has put it to me this way: “Outsourcing was 10 years ago, where you’d say, ‘Let’s send some software generation overseas.’ This is not the outsourcing we’re doing today. This is just where I am going to get something done. Now you say, ‘Hey, half my Ph.D.’s in my R-and-D department would rather live in Singapore, Taiwan or China because their hometown is there and they can go there and still work for my company.’ This is the next evolution.” He has many more choices."
Applied Materials chairman and CEO, Mike Splinter, in an interview with Shereen Bhan on CNBC’s special show Forbes India discusses the semiconductor market, the solar industry and doing business with India.
Mark Pinto, executive vice president and general manager of Applied's Energy and Environmental Solutions group, participated in a panel discussion on the growth of China's renewable energy industry during the 2011 ECO:nomics Conference in Santa Barbara, Calif. The panel was hosted by the Wall Street Journal's Alan Murray. Check out a write up of the discussion as well as video excerpts on the wsj.com.
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.
Applied Materials Chairman and CEO Mike Splinter speaks with Chrystia Freeland, Global Editor at Large, Reuters and co-host Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations, about U.S. competitiveness, manufacturing and high tech jobs on Davos Today from the World Economic Forum (WEF). Visit our web site for more information on Applied Materials’ activities at the WEF.
Innovation is the heart of Applied Materials. One way to gauge the strength of our innovation engine is by looking at the number of new patents that we receive each year. According to data compiled by IFI Claims Patent Services, a division of Fairview Research LLC that analyzes patent data, Applied was one of America's top patent recipients. Applied was among an elite group of companies including Intel Corp., Cisco Systems Inc., Oracle Corp.