Semiconductor Career Profile: A Conversation with Applied’s Pam Carter

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Pam Carter, program manager for Metal Deposition New Products at Applied Materials, was recently profiled in the special semiconductor-focused issue of Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology magazine.  In the issue, Pam candidly shares how she found her calling in the “fascinating” semiconductor industry and honed her engineering skills and love of semiconductors for a successful and rewarding career at Applied, where she and her team introduce new products into the supply chain and collaborate early in the product development phase.

Below are a few excerpts from Pam’s interview:

“My career has been a series of building blocks; I always take the tools and knowledge I’ve acquired to the next job. I have a passion for process improvement and change management.”

“Some of the programs I’m working on are only three months from design to shipment. Right now I’m working on six programs. I love to see the improvements and changes in the business that makes it more efficient.”

“I work with people from all over the world on each of my programs. I work with exciting people who are passionate about what they do.”

Chairman and CEO Mike Splinter and Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion Gustavo Del La Torre are also quoted in the piece speaking to Applied’s robust diversity and hiring practices.

“One of our company’s greatest assets is the diversity of our global workforce. The breadth and variety of our employees’ backgrounds, skills and experience fuel creativity and innovation, making Applied Materials a vibrant place to work,” said Mike.

“We implement initiatives under the pillars of awareness, accountability and sustainability, including monthly cultural celebrations. We also support eleven employee resource groups that create an open forum for idea exchange and strengthen the link to and within diverse communities in support of Applied’s business objectives,” De La Torre says.

To read more about Pam and others like her who found their niche in the semiconductor industry, check out the recent article on the magazine’s website.

To learn more about how Applied celebrates diversity, read Gustavo’s recent blog post or check out our Diversity page.

For more on how you can become a part of the Applied team, visit our Careers page.

 

 

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