Developing new business opportunities for Applied Materials is Eric’s primary mission. With a decade of experience in a variety of clean energy sectors, he works in the CTO’s business development group to identify technologies and markets of value to the company and create new businesses.
Why is Silicon Valley the world center for innovation? How does innovation continue to thrive there? How do you create and maintain an innovative culture? Why is San Francisco becoming so attractive to startups?
I woke up last night to the sound of various electronic devices in my house resetting themselves — after yet another brief power outage. I don’t live on the fringes of civilization — downtown San Francisco is only a short drive away — but I’ve heard from a long-time resident that our local substation is especially finicky and we’ve been having a spat of nasty storms lately, which doesn’t help the situation. Sounds like the perfect opportunity for energy storage.