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.
As part of the company’s mission to accelerate innovation and incubate new growth opportunities, the Office of the CTO recently hosted its first collaboration workshop at Lawrence Berkeley Lab, a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory.
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