At the recent Women in Technology International (WITI) Summit, Applied Materials hosted a session on what it takes to be a successful leader in the semiconductor and embedded systems industry. The session’s goal was to inspire and energize the all-female audience and provide valuable leadership development information they could implement immediately.
Being an industry leader isn’t just about market share, technology prowess or the size of a company’s workforce; it’s also about the way we interact with our employees, customers, local communities where we operate and the environment we share. It is about acting responsibly.
G.I. Jobs magazine announced Applied Materials has earned the 2015 Military Friendly Employer award for the ninth consecutive year as a top employer of veterans. Additionally, Applied ranked #78 on the Military Friendly Top 100 list.
As a proud supporter of diversity and inclusion, and advocate for STEM careers, Applied Materials recently hosted female engineering students from Silicon Valley universities for a day of learning, growing and networking. Attendees heard from MIT alum and guest speaker Jennifer Hwang, a design verification manager for QuickLogic Corporation, along with a panel of Applied employees about exciting and rewarding career paths in engineering.
I'm proud to share that Applied Materials has once again been recognized today for its outstanding support of military veterans and National Guard and Reserve members, and has been designated a 2014 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs magazine.
This marks the eighth consecutive year that the company has been included on the list, which was complied from a data-driven survey of more than 5,000 companies whose annual revenues exceeded $500 million.
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.
Recently more than 270 students from National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) in Hsinchu, Taiwan, crowded into the campus auditorium to hear Mike Splinter, Chairman and CEO of Applied Materials deliver a talk about the fast-paced and challenging environment of the semiconductor industry.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, (IEEE) has bestowed the title of Fellow on Dr. Randhir Thakur, executive vice president and general manager of Applied Materials’ Silicon Systems Group, for his groundbreaking contributions to microchip fabrication.
To celebrate Randhir’s ongoing achievements, we made this video highlighting one of the semiconductor industry’s most prolific inventors and successful leaders.
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.
One of the many highlights of working at Applied Materials is collaborating with extremely innovative, talented and passionate people who are changing the world as we know it. One in particular is our very own Dr. Charlie Gay – also known as “Doctor Solar.”
I’m delighted to congratulate Charlie on his election to the National Academy of Engineering – the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer in the United States – for his seminal contributions to the development of the global solar photovoltaic (PV) industry.
I’m proud to share that Applied Materials was recognized today for its outstanding support of military veterans and National Guard and Reserve members and has been designated a 2013 Top 100 Military Friendly Employer by G.I. Jobs.
Applied Materials is pleased to be named to G.I. Jobs 2011 list of 100 Military-Friendly Employers — a list of the nation’s top two percent of more than 5,000 eligible companies.
As a global company, Applied understands the valuable skills and experience of military personnel and regularly recruits from this top performing group. To learn more about career opportunities at Applied Materials, visit the careers web page.
Over the past three decades, Applied has established a significant presence in Asia and now has business operations with global and regional responsibilities in nine Asian countries. With more than 75 percent of revenues coming from customers in Asia, it is critical for Applied to attract and retain top talent to maintain our leadership edge and to meet rapid market expansion in this region.
Applied Materials IT organization was named to Computerworld’s "100 Best Places to Work in IT" list for the third year in a row.
Employee feedback through a survey is an important part of the award application. Moreover, this award also takes a comprehensive look at benefits, compensation, work/life balance, training and career opportunities.
Our IT workforce is highly distributed and highly matrixed. Employees at all levels of the organization have the opportunity to work on and lead global teams, which could include business and IT employees or our external partners. Many of our IT employees work remotely, with dedicated always-on access to the Applied Materials voice and data network in their home.
Applied Materials invests in professional development through training and certification programs, tuition reimbursement, as well as internal mentoring, leadership development and job rotation programs. All of this helps our employees be more engaged, productive and innovative.
I’m proud of our achievement in this area and look forward to continuing to improve our employee experience.
Repeated over and over during the 8th Annual CEO Business Climate Summit were two important topics for the future success of high tech companies in California — an educated workforce and innovation.
Applied Materials chairman and CEO, Mike Splinter (left), Facebook chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg (second from left), Governor of the State of California, Jerry Brown (center), and SunPower CEO, Tom Werner (second from right), joined a panel discussion moderated by Barbara Marshman (right), editorial page editor at the San Jose Mercury News, to exchange ideas on how to strengthen California’s economy and business climate.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work at the front-lines of the world's leading edge technologies that are changing the way we live? Applied Materials' Rozalia Beica was profiled in a recent issue of Minority Engineer Magazine, where she reflects on how she stumbled into a career in the semiconductor industry and found her true calling as an award-winning engineer and recognized expert in the field.