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.
Mike Splinter interviewed on Fox Business during their "3 Days in the Valley" series. Mike discusses the semiconductor business, solar technology and American competitiveness in manufacturing.Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com
Wired Magazine goes inside Applied Materials' Maydan Technology Center for a piece out today called "A Chip Is Born: Inside a State-of-the-Art Clean Room". The bunny-suit packed piece gives a rare look inside our operations and is well worth the read.
Applied Materials is participating in this year's Solar Power International 2010 (SPI) which is touted as North America's largest business-to-business solar event, running from Oct 12-14th in Los Angeles, California.
Earlier today, Secretary Chu announced on the Department of Energy's Energy Blog that "by the end of this spring, there will be solar panels and a solar hot water heater on the roof of the White House". Of course, we are all familiar with the infamous removal of the last solar water heater by then-President Reagan after it had been installed by President Carter 31 years ago.
Applied Chairman and CEO Mike Splinter spoke today at the University of Wisconsin's 40th Anniversary of Earth Day event. The school is both Mike's almamater and the home of The Nelson Institute, named for Senator Gaylord Nelson, founder of Earth Day. Mike's speech focused on the opportunities that lay before us to scale up the America's next great industry...the renewable energy industry. It is an industry that he believes will be the biggest creator of jobs and economic development this century and one of the keys to America's economic future.