Corporate Responsibility

Innovating While Retrofitting

Innovating While Retrofitting

Team UOW – from the University of Wollongong in Australia – took first place at the Solar Decathlon China!  Not only did their entry score the highest points in the competition but it received recognition as the oldest house in the event.  The Team avoided the environmental impacts of new construction by retrofitting a typical existing Australian home built in the period of the 1950’s and 60’s.
Advancing Science and Math Education

Advancing Science and Math Education

Applied Materials hosted United States Congressman Mike Honda and members of the newly formed Silicon Valley STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Advisory Board to discuss advancing STEM programs throughout schools across the U.S. to ensure that the children of today have the educational background to become the tech innovators of tomorrow.
Innovation Shines at China and U.S. Solar Decathlons

Innovation Shines at China and U.S. Solar Decathlons

The wait is over as 20 student teams from 35 universities across 13 countries on six continents have officially arrived in Datong, China for the first-ever Solar Decathlon held in Asia.  The China Solar Decathlon runs from August 2-11 and challenges college teams to complete against one-another to design and build an energy-efficient home that is attractive, affordable and ready for occupancy.
Applied Materials Celebrates Diversity

Applied Materials Celebrates Diversity

At Applied Materials we understand the value of global diversity and inclusion and we weave it into the fabric of our company. It is reflected in processes and day to day business practices and culture.  Recently the company held celebrations in California, Texas and Massachusetts to celebrate and raise awareness about the importance of diversity and inclusion.
Recognizing Innovative Approaches to Closing the Achievement Gap

Recognizing Innovative Approaches to Closing the Achievement Gap

The idea of closing the achievement gap in low performing public schools can be overwhelming.  But Partners in School Innovation, a California-based nonprofit, dedicated to transforming teaching and learning so every child -- regardless of background -- thrives is working to do just that. The Applied Materials Foundation is proud to fund Partners’ work in three of the most challenged districts in San Jose, CA and even more proud that the partnership between the organization and the Foundation was selected to be recognized by the Committee for Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy with its 13th Annual Excellence Award.
Dean Kamen Named Global Humanitarian

Dean Kamen Named Global Humanitarian

Widely known for inventing the Segway, Dean Kamen, a pioneering health-care technologist and tireless advocate for science and technology, has been named the tenth recipient of the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award for his life-changing influence on persistent health challenges around the world. Inspired by Applied Materials Chairman Emeritus, Jim Morgan, the award honors individuals whose broad vision and leadership are focused on combating humanity’s greatest problems.
Singapore’s Young Innovators Address Real World Problems

Singapore’s Young Innovators Address Real World Problems

The Applied Materials Clean Tech Competition (CTC), a research and design challenge program for 15-18 year old students, attracted overwhelming interest in Singapore with participation from 330 students, forming 91 teams across 23 schools.Launched for the first time in Singapore, this annual competition aims to address a significant global issue, and this year’s theme focused on “Clean Water for All.”Following months of vigorous prototyping, innovative research and design, Hwa Chong Institution emerged as the winner of the Applied Materials Clean Tech Competition  in Singapore. Their team’s innovative project on utilising calcium carbonate found in clam shells to remove toxic metal ions from waste water showcased their talent to solve critical global water problems through affordable eco-friendly solutions.