Professor Devang Khakhar, Director, IIT Bombay (left) and Dr. B. K. Murthy Director, CDAC & Head National Knowledge Network Division, Department of IT, Ministry of Communications and IT, Government of India, listen to remarks given by Applied Materials’ Chief Technology Officer, Omkaram Nalamasu during the inauguration event.The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and Applied Materials recently launched India’s first certification course in semiconductor technology and manufacturing. The course addresses a critical need for developing a trained, high-tech workforce in India to help meet the country’s growing demand for electronic devices.
India’s solar industry is finally taking off, but before it can make a meaningful contribution to the country’s growing power demands, many hurdles must still be overcome say experts and business leaders in the field.In order to remain competitive in the global solar market and compete with countries like China and others, Indian manufactures will need to scale up and quickly. The market is there and booming, but manufacturers need capacities of 300-1,000 MW to remain competitive.
Applied Materials employees and associates gather to form the Applied Materials logo.This month marks an exceptional milestone for the Applied Materials India team; we’ve reached our 10th anniversary in the region — we’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings in 2002! Several key executives, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Splinter; Chief Financial Officer, George Davis; Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Silicon Systems Group, Randhir Thakur, and Chief Technology Officer, Om Nalamasu, joined us to celebrate our journey and discuss the company’s strategy.
Applied Materials announced the appointment of Aninda Moitra as Country President for Applied Materials India, responsible for overseeing alignment, coordination and execution of Applied’s business, operational and strategic activities in the country.The energy and semiconductor industries in India offer many opportunities for growth. As the world's leading supplier of manufacturing solutions for the semiconductor and solar industries, Applied Materials can help India achieve success in these markets, in particular the solar space.
One of the biggest challenges for a country like India with over a billion people is employment generation. Especially for youth from underprivileged communities who lack basic education. The percentage of unqualified and unemployed youth from poor families residing in slums and in villages in India is fairly high. They lack exposure and skills that are required to be employed.
The Applied Materials Foundation has partnered with United Way of Bengaluru and its local partner Unnati to train with marketable skills and provide entry level jobs to youth in India. The objective is to encourage them to join the workforce and become productive citizens of the country.
Through the support of the Applied Materials Foundation, 125 underprivileged youth received vocational training. After completion of the three month training, these youngsters will have a chance at a meaningful livelihood with a brighter future.
In celebration of India’s 63rd anniversary of Independence, The Times of India, Bangalore edition, featured articles from several leading high tech companies on how technology is helping to further advance the country’s freedom.
AppliedMaterials' Dr. Madhusudan Atre, President of Applied Materials India contributed a piece titled, Move Towards Secure Solar Power.
The Applied Materials Foundation extended its support of SOS Children’s Villages of India by sponsoring family homes for 30 children, an 18 seater school bus and solar lights for the main avenue of the village. The solar street lights will provide clean, highly energy efficient and economical light to the village campus.The Applied Materials Foundation’s support of SOS Children’s Villages of India is part of its commitment to civic development initiatives that support innovative uses of renewal energy with a special focus on underserved communities as well as basic needs. Through our commitment of making a positive social contribution, the company is working to build a more sustainable and bright future around the world.
Applied Materials Chairman and CEO, Mike Splinter, discusses the solar industry in India and its potential to be at the center of this explosion in demand for solar generated energy, in an interview with Business Today — India’s No. 1 business magazine.