Kevin Winston

Kevin Winston is Managing Director of Corporate Communications and is responsible for all corporate communications and marketing communications functions worldwide. He brings to Applied a unique background that includes a mix of marketing communications, public policy and public relations, with over 20 years of agency, government and corporate experience.
Merger of Equals Moving Forward

Merger of Equals Moving Forward

Last week Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron held a media roundtable in Japan to discuss the merger of equals announced on September 24, 2013. Executives from both companies provided updates on the rationale behind the merger, the status of the integration planning, the expected benefits to employees, customers and the industry, as well as answered questions from the audience.  Tetsuro Higashi, Chairman, President and CEO of Tokyo Electron, who will become Chairman of the new company, and Mike Splinter, Executive Chairman of Applied Materials, who will serve as Vice-Chairman, addressed the audience of more than 20 members of the Japanese media.
Mike Splinter Awarded Semiconductor Industry’s Highest Honor

Mike Splinter Awarded Semiconductor Industry’s Highest Honor

Applied Materials Executive Chairman Mike Splinter was recognized this week at the Semiconductor Industry Association’s (SIA) 36th annual awards dinner, where he received the Robert N. Noyce Award, the industry’s highest honor, for his significant contributions to the U.S. semiconductor industry in technology and public policy.A well-known and respected industry veteran, Mike successfully led Applied Materials as CEO for more than a decade, expanding the company’s position as a leading global equipment provider to the semiconductor, display and solar industries, and helping to drive critical innovations in transistor design to further Moore’s Law, the foundation of all modern day electronics.
Applied Materials’ Mike Splinter Discusses Latest Mobility Trends on FOX Business

Applied Materials’ Mike Splinter Discusses Latest Mobility Trends on FOX Business

Applied Materials Executive Chairman Mike Splinter was interviewed by Liz Claman earlier this week as part of FOX Business’ “Three Days in the Valley” series. Mike explained how materials innovations are key to enabling the low power, high performance chips used in cutting-edge mobile products such as wearables and smartphones like those launched recently by Samsung and Apple.
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Asiana Airlines Flight 214

Yesterday we learned that Asiana Airlines flight 214 – inbound from Incheon Airport, Seoul, South Korea – crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport.  First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers are with the passengers, crew and their family members.  Three Applied Materials employees were on the plane and, thankfully, all three are safe, though they did suffer minor injuries and received medical attention.  We know that many of our customers, suppliers and industry colleagues are travelling to San Francisco for this week’s SEMICON West and assume some may have been on board the flight.  Our hope is for the safety of all who have been affected by this incident.  While we are thankful that our colleagues and most passengers are safe, we take a moment to remember those who suffered tremendous loss. 
Applied Materials Names CFO

Applied Materials Names CFO

Applied Materials announced today that Bob Halliday has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer.  Halliday previously was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates prior to Applied’s acquisition of the company in November 2011.Read the press release on our website.