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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. 
2013 Applied Materials Analyst Meeting & SEMICON West Activities

2013 Applied Materials Analyst Meeting & SEMICON West Activities

Cutting-edge technology advancements in the semiconductor and display equipment manufacturing industries increasingly are being driven by mobility. The rapid growth in smartphones and tablets has propelled manufacturers to explore new advanced materials, manufacturing processes, and transistor technologies in order to keep up with the accelerating pace of innovation.    Mobility applications demand higher resolution and higher performance in LCD, OLED and touch panel displays.  Enhanced viewing experiences through OLED and flexible displays, combined with thinner, lighter, greener and more portable form factors, are right around the corner. On July 8 beginning at 1:00pm PT at our Santa Clara, Calif. headquarters, Applied Materials will discuss these trends and the company’s role in advancing the semiconductor and display industries during our annual Analyst Meeting.
Applied Material Hosts Congressman Lamar Smith

Applied Material Hosts Congressman Lamar Smith

Applied Materials recently hosted Congressman Lamar Smith, representative for the 21st Congressional District of Texas, at the company’s Austin facility for an in-depth overview of the semiconductor industry, global challenges and opportunities ahead and Applied’s leadership role in the industry. Congressman Smith chairs the influential Science, Space and Technology Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, which has jurisdiction over important programs within the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation. 
Applied Celebrates Randhir Thakur’s Elevation to IEEE Fellow

Applied Celebrates Randhir Thakur’s Elevation to IEEE Fellow

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.
The Applied Materials Blog Has a New Look!

The Applied Materials Blog Has a New Look!

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.