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Davos Recap: The Innovation Economy – How Nations Can Embrace the Challenges and Capitalize on Opportunities

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.View video recordings of the panel discussion on our 'Innovation Economy' web site.
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Made in the World

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."To access the full article visit The New York Times’ web site.
India To See Next Wave Of Solar Cell Production

India To See Next Wave Of Solar Cell Production

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. Visit CNBC’s web site to watch the interview or to access a transcript.
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Mark Pinto Discusses China's Focus on Renewable Energy

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.
Applied Materials CEO Mike Splinter Discusses US Competitiveness, Manufacturing and High Tech Jobs on Reuters Insider

Applied Materials CEO Mike Splinter Discusses US Competitiveness, Manufacturing and High Tech Jobs on Reuters Insider

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.
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Applied´s Innovation Engine

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.