Welcome to Our Clean Tech Blog

Sep22009

Over the past 40 years, Applied Materials has been at the center of two of the biggest revolutions of our time – the computer revolution and communications revolution.  These technology waves have forever transformed the way we live our lives, the way we interact with one another and the way we understand the world around us. 

Today we stand at the dawn of a new revolution – the energy and environment revolution.  Once again technology will lead this revolution.  And once again, Applied Materials plans to play a leading role in developing the technology that will help us create, conserve, store, and use clean energy.

I have every confidence that the world today has the ability to meet the technology demands of this new revolution, but that’s only half the battle.  Our clean technology future will require a broader conversation beyond the price and performance of energy solutions.  How can governments encourage the use of clean technologies?  What are the broader social implications of these changes? What does the evolving green workforce look like?  What are the economic development opportunities of clean technology?  What are the national security implications?  And, of course, what does this all mean to the environment?

Through this blog we hope to open up a global dialogue about emerging clean technologies, about the government programs that allow them to thrive and about the social changes they create.  We hope you will join us in discussing the ideas, actions and products that we believe will help shape a cleaner, brighter future.