While Applied Materials’ ESG ratings are improving, we’re not satisfied yet. Our aspiration is to help drive the semiconductor industry into a leadership role on climate change and supplier engagement.
Recently I participated in an engaging panel discussion on the topic of “Driving Decarbonization in Turbulent Times and Beyond.” What was clear from the discussion is that many businesses are innovating to improve not only their footprint but those of their value chain—suppliers and customers, and that these efforts present tech companies with opportunities for innovation and differentiation.
Applied Materials employees responded generously during our annual North America Fight Against Hunger—a month-long campaign, held virtually this year, to raise funds to help alleviate hunger in communities where we work and live.
The ability to detect and identify defects becomes increasingly difficult as chips continue to shrink. In this blog, I discuss a new approach to Defect Review Scanning Electron Microscopy that increases sensitivity of defect identification and isolates true defects from the noise.
I recently sat down for a video interview with G. Dan Hutcheson, CEO of VLSIresearch, to discuss why the industry is moving to new memory solutions and what strategies are being implemented to alleviate the memory bottleneck.
As the semiconductor industry begins producing logic devices for the single digit nodes, new conductors are being evaluated as replacements for copper to manage resistance scaling. Applied Materials’ Mehul Naik highlights one of the leading contenders.