To promote science education and excite young people about applying science and technology to solve problems and improve the way people live, the National Taiwan Science Education Center (NTSEC) and Applied Materials unveiled a semiconductor exhibit titled “Amazing Semiconductors” at NTSEC in Taipei, Taiwan this week.
Solar energy and innovation are at the forefront of diplomacy as President Barack Obama hosts China’s President Hu Jintao in an official state visit January 18 – 22, 2011. As part of the visit, numerous agreements will be reached that can improve economic and environmental conditions in their respective countries and around the world. Applied Materials has played an important role in creating a Solar Decathlon competition program in China fashioned after the highly successful U.S. model.
Applied Materials, the presenting sponsor of the international awards program and proud sponsor of the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award, joins other sponsors in recognizing people from around the globe who have developed programs and products that are having a positive impact on the way people live.
At the core of Applied Materials’ corporate responsibility commitment is a focus on improving the way people live and helping to create a bright future in the communities in which we operate. After spending time at the November 'Teach For All' investors conference in London, it is clear that Teach For All together with their local organizations in Israel, United Kingdom (UK), and Germany share the Company’s belief that education is key to improving the way people live.
Applied Materials employees used a bit of engineering and sun power to raise money for the Capital Area Food Bank in Austin, Texas. The third annual Solar Car Race, challenges engineering teams to compete for the fastest solar car design.
Applied Materials South East Asia (AMSEA) hosted 50 high school students from the United Arab Emirates as part of the SEMI High Tech U program in Singapore, co-sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Government’s investment corporation, the Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) and Applied Materials.
Early on an icy cold Thanksgiving morning, nearly 15,000 runners and walkers took to the streets of downtown San Jose, California to participate in the Applied Materials Silicon Valley Turkey Trot. They raised more than $425,000 for three local charities addressing critical community needs.
Applied Materials has been conducting one of the largest corporate food drives for 27 years. This year marked the 15th anniversary of one of the Food Drive’s signature events – Helping Hands Day. Over the 15 years, more than 50,000 boxes of food have been delivered to local families in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. The outcome of this past weekends activity is significant: 5,200 boxes containing 325,000 pounds of food that will provide 254,000 meals.
Far too many people in our local communities are facing a dismal holiday season. In Silicon Valley, the Food Bank is serving 250,000 people per month, more than 6000 community members snaked around the block of Sacred Heart Community Services agency last weekend to register for holiday food and gifts, and CBS’s 60 Minutes recently broadcasted a sobering segment on the Valley’s unemployed. But there are ways you can help.
In the U.S., Veterans Day is observed annually to honor military veterans and the sacrifices they have made for our country. In other parts of the world, it is celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day. Today’s date marks the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, when major hostilities of the war were formally called to an end at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918.
2010 Tech Awards Laureates with Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan, the recipient of this year’s Global Humanitarian Award.
The Tech Awards represent the single longest-standing forum for recognition of organizations that are actively creating a sustainable future building process. The quality of Laureates has consistently recognized role models who out shine the rigid, prescriptive formulas of conventional aid. Winners have in common a process that draws from an ever-expanding reference collection of preferred and likely ingredients which are blended together to meet local needs with locally empowered people. These results can be emulated and evolve on a global scale.