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PV Champions

PV Champions

Photovoltaics World just published a special issue called “Champions of Photovoltaics” to honor a select group of advocates, technologists, investors and companies that have helped to make PV a viable clean energy source and the world’s fastest growing energy technology. Applied Materials is recognized in 3 of the 4 categories – for technology, as investors and as a company.Recognized as one of the PV technology champions is Dr. Charlie Gay, and President of Applied Solar. A 35-year industry veteran, Gay has been a stalwart proponent and innovator for PV starting in the 1970s when PV first became recognized as a commercial power source. Today, Gay is responsible for Applied’s solar efforts with important stakeholders in the industry, technical community and governments around the world.
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Applied Ventures Invests in BT Imaging

Yesterday it was announced that Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, made an investment in BT Imaging, the world’s leading supplier of luminescence-based inspection and quality control systems for the photovoltaic manufacturing industry. The investment was part of its Series A2 financing round totaling US$ 3.8 million.
Industrial Scale Solar - An Innovation Opportunity for Silicon Valley

Industrial Scale Solar - An Innovation Opportunity for Silicon Valley

Some are doubting that Silicon Valley still has the drive to change the world as we have in the past. I was just part of a story on the PBS Newshour related to this topic, where as a contrast, Applied Materials was highlighted for the innovation we’ve delivered with our SunFab PV technology, which leverages our semiconductor heritage to focus on this large-scale solar opportunity.