Applied in NY Times Op-Ed on Energy Policy
Applied Materials is mentioned in a recent New York Times Op-Ed by columnist Tom Friedman on the importance of energy technology and the expected Climate/Energy policy to the United States. Below is an excerpt from the column:
Applied Materials, a U.S. Silicon Valley company that makes the machines that make sophisticated solar panels, opened the world’s largest commercial solar research and development center in Xian, China, in October. It initially sought applicants for 260 scientist/technologist jobs. Howard Clabo, a company spokesman, told me that the Xian center received 26,000 Chinese applications and hired 330 people — 31 percent with master’s or Ph.D. degrees. “Roughly 50 percent of the solar panels in the world were made in China last year,” explained Clabo. “We need to be where the customers are.”
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