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Top 10 Applied Materials Blogs of 2010

Top 10 Applied Materials Blogs of 2010

We did and said a lot around solar and clean energy in 2010 — it was definitely a BUSY year for everyone at Applied Materials. So to reflect on the year, we compiled a list of the ‘Top 10 Blog Posts’ for your reading pleasure.1. Applied Honored as One of World's 50 Most Innovative CompaniesEarly in the year, Applied Materials was honored in The Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Technology Review as one of the world's 50 most innovative companies. Applied was recognized specifically for "Saving solar costs with large-scale manufacturing."Not a bad way to kick off the year if you ask me.
COMPETES Act Reauthorization: Critical Investment in America's Competitiveness

COMPETES Act Reauthorization: Critical Investment in America's Competitiveness

The House of Representatives’ vote on Tuesday to reauthorize the America COMPETES Act is essential to ensuring we stay at the front of the pack as a leader in scientific and technological innovation. The COMPETES ACT investment of $46 billion over the next three years for basic research programs aimed at boosting science, technology, engineering and math education will help the U.S. encourage innovation and economic growth here at home at a time when we need it most.
Bloomberg TV Interviews Mike Splinter

Bloomberg TV Interviews Mike Splinter

Mike Splinter appeared on Bloomberg's "Street Smart" to discuss fourth quarter earnings and what future technology trends bode well for the company. The full-length interview can be found on Bloomberg's YouTube channel.    
Can the U.S. Innovate Without Manufacturing?

Can the U.S. Innovate Without Manufacturing?

Applied Materials Chairman and CEO Mike Splinter was featured in The Atlantic discussing U.S. innovation and manufacturing with David Bradley, publisher of The Atlantic during a conversation on “Creating America’s Next Great Industries” at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Below is a short excerpt from the article.
Applied Recognized for Energy-Efficient Data Storage System

Applied Recognized for Energy-Efficient Data Storage System

Last month, Applied was recognized as a finalist in the Computerworld Storage Networking awards for a green IT project that reduced the cost and improved the performance of one of our data storage environments.Mission-critical applications, those systems deemed absolutely necessary to run a business, have to be stored in a reliable IT environment. For the past several years, Applied hosted these applications at a third-party data center. When our lease came up for renewal, we wanted a new system that would cost less and use less energy, while providing more performance.