Applied Materials Ranks Among World’s Most Innovative Companies

Applied Materials was named among Technology Review’s 2012 TR50, which lists the world's 50 most innovative companies, for the third consecutive year.  Applied is recognized for “helping lower the cost of solar power through a new innovative manufacturing system that allows solar producers to increase the output and efficiency of their cells.”
“Building on its expertise in semiconductor manufacturing equipment, Applied Materials is at the forefront of the race to decrease the cost of solar power,” said Jason Pontin, Editor in Chief and Publisher, Technology Review.

In addition to recognizing Applied for its excellence in the solar industry, Technology Review previously profiled the company's innovations in chip-making and display technology.
TR50 members are nominated by Technology Review’s editors, who look for companies that over the last year have demonstrated original and valuable technology, are bringing that technology to market at a significant scale, and are clearly influencing their competitors. Spanning energy, computing, the Web, biomedicine, and materials, the companies on the list represent commercial innovations most likely to change lives around the world.  The complete list of the 2012 TR50 can be found online and will be featured in the March/April issue of Technology Review magazine.

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