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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 Hosts 6th Annual Ambassadors Tour

Applied Hosts 6th Annual Ambassadors Tour

For the past six years, Montana's senior U.S. Senator Max Baucus has brought together some of the world's most important trading partners to visit Montana's top businesses and to participate in an Economic Development Summit, where the delegates meet with Montana leaders to discuss how to create local jobs through overseas trade. This year's summit also included an "Ambassador's Tour," featuring ambassasdors from China, Germany, Japan, Peru, and Canada. This part of the summit commenced at Applied Materials' Kalispell facility last month.
Creating a New Global Innovator

Creating a New Global Innovator

Today, Applied Materials, Inc., and Tokyo Electron, Ltd., announced exciting news – we are combining our companies to form a new global innovator in the semiconductor and display equipment industries. We are bringing together our complementary strengths to create an expanded set of capabilities in precision materials engineering and patterning that are strategically important for customers.
Accelerating the Innovation Pipeline

Accelerating the Innovation Pipeline

Applied Materials drives innovation in a variety of ways, including investing in internal R&D to continue to offer new products and technologies and collaborating with the world’s leading universities, research institutions, industry associations and consortia as well as government entities.We’ve also developed internal programs to advance technology breakthroughs by encouraging and funding disruptive ideas that can accelerate product development.
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.