As part of the media relations team in corporate communications, Patricia serves as social media manager and is instrumental in telling Applied's whole story through social media. She has responsibility for and manages the corporate blogger and social media influencer programs. She can also be found on Twitter @pzepedavera.
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2013 was a transformative and exciting year for Applied Materials. It was also a year filled with important achievements in the semiconductor and display industries.
In May, Applied Materials hosted one of the most powerful men in the world, U.S. President Barack Obama. In September we announced that Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron are combining to create a new global innovator for the semiconductor and display industries. It comes to no surprise that these topics are among the most widely read blog posts this past year.
SEMICON West is one of the most important events for the semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry and its suppliers. This week, Applied Materials' technologists will lead a series of discussions on advanced transistors, roll-to-roll manufacturing, the transition to 450mm, and strategic investing. Follow along below (and check back regularly!) for a snapshot of the most interesting conversations coming out of Semicon West from Applied Materials and other notable show attendees.
Memorial Day is a time to reflect and give thanks to the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who lost their lives in service to their country. The willingness of men and women to make the ultimate sacrifice while defending this country and its ideals makes it possible for us to enjoy a free society; one where the ability to succeed is limited only by one’s own motivation and vision.
The military also provides a pipeline for new hires, enabling companies like Applied Materials to tap into their skills to push the limits of science and technology even further.
It’s a New Year and with that comes a new blog look!
To better tell the whole Applied Materials story in a more dynamic and interactive way, we've redesigned the blog. The new blog will provide readers with a richer and more vibrant environment by featuring highly visual images and videos. These will provide a glimpse into the various roles Applied Materials plays as a leader in the semiconductor, solar and display industries as well as a socially responsible company.
I want to invite you to a special Applied Materials blog event on Twitter featuring the senior director for Energy Policy and Market Development at Applied Materials, Cathy Boone. Topics she will discuss include solar energy policy, jobs and myths. The Twitter chat is on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific; 1:00 p.m. Eastern and will last for one hour.
We’re getting excited for this year’s SEMICON West, the flagship annual event for the global microelectronics industry. We have enjoyed building an online community through the discussion of innovation and the ideas that are shaping the world as we know it. As we’ve built this community, we’ve created several ways to connect, engage and interact with Applied Materials.
This blog post highlights the various Applied Materials Social Media Communities. Please take the time to check out the different channels and we’ll post up-to-date news and information about our activities around the show through the following methods.
Scientists and inventors may not be the first things that come to mind with the upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day holiday. The day is usually associated with four-leaf clovers, leprechauns, performers or food and most importantly green beer. It turns out Ireland has a significant scientific heritage that has produced many top inventors, scientists and innovators who have made great contributions in pioneering new technologies. In honor of the upcoming holiday, Applied Materials would like to take this opportunity to recognize and honor some major Irish figures in the history of science.
At Applied Materials, circles are nothing new to us…although here we call them Wafers. And because the internet and finding useful information can be as complex as designing, building and depositing on a wafer, we thought we’d provide some help on how to keep up with Applied through the platforms that you access and interact with online every day. Allow me to introduce ourselves, or rather the ‘Applied Materials Social Media Communities.’ Here you’ll find a list of our online communities with official links to help you get started and for easy access. I invite you to ‘Like Us’, ‘Tweet Us,’ ‘Connect with Us,’ ‘Circle Us,’ and ‘Visit Us.’
Today is significant for two reasons: first, it’s Applied Materials’ 44th anniversary—we’ve come a long way since 1967—working with amazing people, developing great products and creating an innovative culture; and secondly, it’s now official —Applied Materials and Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates have become one company, combining the best of each to help the world’s leading chip makers solve the challenges of today’s increasingly more complex transistors.