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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.
Applied Materials Names CFO

Applied Materials Names CFO

Applied Materials announced today that Bob Halliday has been named senior vice president and chief financial officer.  Halliday previously was executive vice president and chief financial officer of Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates prior to Applied’s acquisition of the company in November 2011.Read the press release on our website.
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Applied Materials Mourns the Loss of Gary Fazzino

Applied Materials is deeply saddened by the passing of Gary Fazzino on Tuesday evening after a long battle with cancer.  Gary joined Applied Materials as Vice President, Government Affairs in July 2009 after a long and successful career at Hewlett-Packard Company.  In addition to serving as a government affairs executive in the private sector, Gary was a dedicated public servant in Palo Alto, serving on the City Council from 1977 to 1981 and from 1989 to 2002.  He was elected Mayor of Palo Alto in 1992 and again in 1999.
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Applied Materials Celebrates a Decade of Excellence in India

Applied Materials employees and associates gather to form the Applied Materials logo.This month marks an exceptional milestone for the Applied Materials India team; we’ve reached our 10th anniversary in the region — we’ve come a long way since our humble beginnings in 2002! Several key executives, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Splinter; Chief Financial Officer, George Davis; Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Silicon Systems Group, Randhir Thakur, and Chief Technology Officer, Om Nalamasu, joined us to celebrate our journey and discuss the company’s strategy.
Applied Materials Celebrates Ireland’s Contributions to Science

Applied Materials Celebrates Ireland’s Contributions to Science

Scientists and inventors may not be the first things that come to mind with the upcoming Saint Patrick’s Day holiday. The day is usually associated with four-leaf clovers, leprechauns, performers or food and most importantly green beer. It turns out Ireland has a significant scientific heritage that has produced many top inventors, scientists and innovators who have made great contributions in pioneering new technologies. In honor of the upcoming holiday, Applied Materials would like to take this opportunity to recognize and honor some major Irish figures in the history of science.