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In 2020, the Applied Materials Community Affairs team embarked on a year-long journey to evaluate our U.S.-based work in communities of color. This included conducting an Equity Audit examining our personal beliefs as well as our work’s programs and practices. In this blog, I discuss key learnings from the audit and the initial steps we are taking to evolve our program.
To enable a more sustainable semiconductor industry, new fabs must be designed to maximize output while reducing energy consumption and emissions. In this blog post, I examine Applied Materials’ efforts to drive fab sustainability through the process equipment we develop for chipmakers. It all starts with an evolution in the mindset of how these systems are designed.
For many centuries, optical technologies have utilized the same principles and components to bend and manipulate light. Now, another strategy to control light—metasurface optics or flat optics—is moving out of academic labs and heading toward commercial viability.
Part 2 of my blog series looks at how new materials, materials engineering and 3D design techniques are extending the semiconductor technology roadmap even as classic 2D scaling reaches physical and economic limits.