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Davos Recap: The Innovation Economy – How Nations Can Embrace the Challenges and Capitalize on Opportunities

At the 42nd World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Applied Materials hosted an intimate panel discussion on ‘The Innovation Economy – How Nations Can Embrace the Challenges and Capitalize on Opportunities.’ On the panel were Mike Splinter, Chairman and CEO of Applied Materials, Susan Hockfield, President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist. The discussion centered on several key points including how emerging technologies, government policies and education are changing the way we live and reshaping the global economy – and what it takes for the U.S. to be competitive in today’s world. The panel discussion was moderated by Poppy Harlow, CNNMoney.com anchor.View video recordings of the panel discussion on our 'Innovation Economy' web site.
Applied Materials Rings Opening Bell From Davos

Applied Materials Rings Opening Bell From Davos

NASDAQ OMX Chief Executive Officer Bob Greifeld (middle) and Applied Materials Chairman and CEO Mike Splinter (right) and CFO George Davis (back right), and other officials participated in the NASDAQ opening bell ceremony today from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Visit our web site for more information on Applied Materials' activities at the WEF.Photo courtesy of NASDAQ OMX 2011.
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Applied Materials CEO Mike Splinter Expresses Optimism at Davos

Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Applied Materials Chairman and CEO, Mike Splinter speaks with Liz Claman of FOX Business on the rising solar energy demand from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Visit our web site for more information on Applied Materials' activities at the World Economic Forum.
Direct From Davos

Direct From Davos

Applied Materials hosts a discussion on the Innovation Economy: Emerging Technologies That are Transforming our Lives and Reshaping the Global Economy at the 41st Annual World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. Mike Splinter, Chairman and CEO of Applied Materials (second from left), Dr. Zhengrong Shi, Chairman and CEO of Suntech Power (middle), Tom Friedman, New York Times columnist (left), and Alan Salzman, Co-Founder and CEO of VantagePoint Venture Partners (right) trade thoughts on how new technologies like renewable energy, LED lighting, electric cars, and more are changing the way we live and the global economy. The panel is moderated by Liz Claman, Fox Business anchor (second from right).
Davos: Renewing the Global Economy

Davos: Renewing the Global Economy

This year’s Davos Forum has an unmistakably more sober feel compared to years past. Overshadowed by the tragic events in Haiti, the theme of this year’s five-day event is appropriately titled: “Improving the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign and Rebuild.” As representatives from business, government and civil society convene here in Switzerland to respond to this challenge, it is important to keep in mind that fixing the global economic system requires more than simply repairing a few roads and bridges; instead we need to think bigger about how to establish the groundwork for tomorrow’s world economy.
Held og lykke Conference of Parties!

Held og lykke Conference of Parties!

Good luck to the Conference of Parties in Copenhagen! I have the privilege of traveling there over the weekend as part of a delegation organized by California’s Climate Action Reserve and its program arm, the Center for Climate Action. This delegation of over 100 individuals includes business people, state and local officials and staff (including Governor Schwarzenegger, two other U.S. governors and two Canadian premiers). What do I expect to see and hear in Copenhagen?